Athens/Clarke County At-A-Glance

Population (2004): County, 103,951; Athens (county seat), 102,744; Winterville, 1,058; Bogart, 149

Per capita income (2003): $23,126; Georgia, $29,000

Unemployment: 4.3 percent; Georgia, 5.1 percent (July 2006)

Top 10 Employers: University of Georgia, 5,000+; Athens Regional Medical Center, 1,000+; Pilgrim’s Pride, 1,000+; Dial America Marketing, 1,000+; St. Mary’s Hospital, 1,000+; ABB Power T&D Co., 500+; Carrier Transicold, 500+; Gold Kist Poultry, 500+; McLane Southeast, 500+; Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, 500+

Government: Athens-Clarke County has a consolidated commission presided over by the mayor, with administrative duties performed by a county manager

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia Department of Labor, Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Foundation, Athens-Clarke County Commission

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