Athens, Ohio Population 2019

Athens, Ohio's estimated population is 24,688 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Athens, Ohio is the 62nd largest city in Ohio based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 983.70 people/mi² (379.81 people/km²).

The overall median age is 21.4 years, 21.5 years for males, and 21.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.33 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Athens, Ohio is $24,326, while the mean household income is $44,896.

Athens Oh Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athens Oh was:

  • White: 83.48%
  • Asian: 6.80%
  • Black or African American: 4.64%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Athens, Ohio?

24,688
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201824,688-548-2.17%
201725,236-50-0.20%
201625,2864091.64%
201524,8779984.18%
201423,8791980.84%
201323,681-223-0.93%
201223,904-253-1.05%
201124,157-111-0.46%
201024,2682,9261.29%
200021,342770.04%
199021,2651,5220.75%
198019,743-4,425-2.00%
197024,1687,6983.91%
196016,4704,8103.51%
195011,6603,9644.24%
19407,6964440.60%
19307,2528341.23%
19206,4189551.62%
19105,4632,3975.95%
19003,0664461.58%
18902,6200.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White20,442
Asian1,665
Black or African American1,135
Two or More Races997
Some Other Race199
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander48

Athens Oh Population Pyramid 2019

Athens Oh Median Age

21.4


Total

21.5


Male

21.2


Female

Athens Oh Adults

There are 22,742 adults, (1,251 of whom are seniors) in Athens Oh.

Athens Oh Age Dependency

13.9

Age Dependency Ratio

5.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Oh Sex Ratio

Female

12,188

49.78%

Male

12,298

50.22%

Athens Oh Households and Families

Athens Oh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athens Oh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All28.6%71.4%
Female23.9%76.1%
Non Family16.3%83.7%
Male15.4%84.6%

28.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8872.3328.6
Non Family4,6902.0716.3
Married1,5432.8469
Female4982.6823.9
Male1563.9115.4

2.75

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athens Oh Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade410.58%
9th to 12th Grade2263.18%
High School Graduate83011.70%
Some College1,12115.80%
Associates Degree3975.59%
Bachelors Degree1,49521.07%
Graduate Degree2,98642.08%

Athens Oh Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6995,4933,495
Asian767753660
Hispanic223185149
Black203201130
Multiple Races18517835
Other Race1027467

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 86.05%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,682$36,934$31,996
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$17,917$$18,000
Some College$18,165$17,686$21,250
Bachelors Degree$29,943$35,670$25,739
Graduate Degree$51,460$53,451$47,440

$35,682

Average Earnings

$36,934

Average Male

$31,996

Average Female

Athens Oh Language

Athens Oh Language by Age

Athens Oh Language

88.12% of Athens Oh residents speak only English, while 11.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.32% of the population.

Athens Oh Poverty

Athens Oh Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7176,31949.69%
Asian1,49673248.93%
Multiple68251976.10%
Black61243871.57%
Hispanic55928751.34%
Other1635433.13%
Islander35822.86%

51.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

51.51%

Male Poverty Rate

51.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens Oh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens Oh is Multiple, with 76.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens Oh is Islander, with 22.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 70.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 59.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School58.44%
Some College40.88%
High School29.56%
Bachelors or Greater18.50%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed88.46%
Female Unemployed74.02%
Female Employed48.44%
Male Employed40.12%

Athens Oh Income

Athens Oh Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$24,326$44,896
Families$64,150$78,789
Married Families$94,673-
Non Families$18,680$28,561

Athens Oh Marital Status

Athens Oh Marital Status

Marriage Rates

14.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.8%

Male Marriage Rate

14.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Oh Married by Age and Sex

Athens Oh Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Athens Oh Marital Status by Race

Athens Oh Veterans

627

Number of Veterans

586

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War186
Vietnam145
Second Gulf War127
Korea55
World War II19

Athens Oh Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5873.07%
Asian372.40%
Hispanic253.44%
Black30.29%

Athens Oh Veterans by Education

20.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Oh Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.9%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

Athens Oh Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

64.46%

Born in Ohio

89.57%

Native Born

10.43%

Foreign Born

8.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.57% of Athens Oh residents were born in the United States, with 64.46% having been born in Ohio. 8.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.