Athens is a city located in Limestone County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Limestone County. With a 2020 population of 29,216, it is the 18th largest city in Alabama and the 1325th largest city in the United States . Athens is currently growing at a rate of 3.27% annually and its population has increased by 33.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,897 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 29,216 in 2021. Spanning over 40 miles, Athens has a population density of 733 people per square mile.
The average household income in Athens is $75,441 with a poverty rate of 13.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $664 per month, and the median house value is $161,400. The median age in Athens is 40.6 years, 39.4 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.