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Clarkesville

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Clarkesville is a city located in the center of Habersham County, Georgia. It is also the county seat. The city's population is about 1,250.Clarkesville was founded in 1821 as the seat of Habersham County. It was named for John C. Clarke, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.The Southern Railway arrived into Clarkesville in 1882.GeographyClarkesville is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,248 people, 580 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 670.6 people per square mile (259.1/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 343.3 per square mile (132.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.06% White, 7.77% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.There were 580 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.72.
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