Athens is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 27,103, it is the 20th largest city in Alabama and the 1415th largest city in the United States. Athens is currently growing at a rate of 1.60% annually and its population has increased by 23.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,897 in 2010. Spanning over 40 miles, Athens has a population density of 680 people per square mile.
The average household income in Athens is $73,228 with a poverty rate of 14.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $154,000. The median age in Athens is 41 years, 40.2 years for males, and 42.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males.