Clarkston has the 2260th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Clarkston is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Clarkston is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Clarkston is $98,200, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in Clarkston hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 63% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Clarkston. 72% of Clarkston workers drive to work alone, 8% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Clarkston spend an average of 33 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.