Athens is a city located in Clarke County Georgia. Athens has a 2020 population of 130,081. It is also the county seat of Clarke County. Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 12.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 116,102 in 2010.
The average household income in Athens is $59,118 with a poverty rate of 29.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $171,000. The median age in Athens is 28 years, 27.4 years for males, and 28.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.20%.
84.70% of Athens residents speak only English, while 15.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.44% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Black, with 35.60% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.89%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Athens
89.87% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 57.20% having been born in Georgia. 7.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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