Athens-Clarke County (balance), Georgia Population 2024

129,089

Athens-Clarke County (balance) is a city located in Barrow County, Clarke County, Jackson County, Madison County, Oconee County, and Oglethorpe County Georgia. Athens-Clarke County (balance) has a 2024 population of 129,089. Athens-Clarke County (balance) is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 1.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 127,245 in 2020.

The average household income in Athens-Clarke County (balance) is $71,919 with a poverty rate of 27.07%. The median age in Athens-Clarke County (balance) is 28.7 years: 28.3 years for males, and 29 years for females.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athens-Clarke County (balance) was:

  • White: 58.88%
  • Black or African American: 26.69%
  • Two or more races: 6.59%
  • Asian: 4.15%
  • Other race: 3.2%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
116.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,108.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.45% (1,844)
The current population of Athens-Clarke County (balance), Georgia is 129,089 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 127,245.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74,59058.88%
Black or African American33,81026.69%
Two or more races8,3426.59%
Asian5,2524.15%
Other race4,0553.2%
Native American5870.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.03%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Population by Race

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Population Pyramid 2024

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Median Age

28.7

Total

28.3

Male

29

Female

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Adults

There are 105,555 adults, (14,528 of whom are seniors) in Athens-Clarke County (balance).

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Age Dependency

39.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Sex Ratio

Female66,31152.35%
Male60,36147.65%

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Population by Age

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All52,6012.2140.659.4
Non Family28,2391.5525.974.1
Married15,7462.9169.130.9
Female6,3353.1334.765.3
Male2,2812.9640.859.2

2.88

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

40.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4,7456.61%
Associates Degree4,6086.42%
Bachelors Degree17,48424.36%
Graduate Degree16,97123.64%
High School Graduate13,39418.66%
Less Than 9th Grade2,5863.6%
Some College11,99316.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White39,03937,89924,786
Black20,96617,2134,680
Hispanic6,9944,8531,956
2+ Races4,3703,4711,908
Asian2,6382,4221,926
Other Race2,0681,556420
Native American18318372
Islander36369

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.01%.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,058$53,158$42,357
Graduate Degree$57,825$65,351$54,464
High School Graduate$30,759$32,466$29,512
Less Than 9th Grade$30,680$30,665$30,768
Overall$38,270$41,213$35,984
Some College$32,979$37,375$25,195

$38,270

Average Earnings

$41,213

Average Male

$35,984

Average Female

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Language

84.88% of Athens-Clarke County (balance) residents speak only English, while 15.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.78% of the population.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Language

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White63,12416,57226.25%
Black32,3829,42529.11%
Hispanic13,1303,47926.5%
Multiple7,4841,62321.69%
Asian4,0791,32932.58%
Other3,7671,13630.16%
Native57412521.78%

27.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.97%

Male Poverty Rate

29.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens-Clarke County (balance)

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens-Clarke County (balance) is Asian, with 32.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens-Clarke County (balance) is Multiple, with 21.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.4%.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.25%
High School18.59%
Some College15.35%
Bachelors or Greater7.66%

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.75%
Male Unemployed34.11%
Female Employed21.62%
Male Employed14.5%

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,366$102,320
Households$47,798$71,919
Married Families$101,434$130,179
Non Families$32,402$43,714

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,689

Number of Veterans

4,273

Male Veterans

416

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,689
First Gulf War1,152
Second Gulf War1,145
Korea192
World War II51

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,189
35 to 541,094
75+916
55 to 64868
18 to 34622

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,3115.01%
Black1,0394.04%
2+ Races1682.86%
Asian1062.33%
Hispanic780.83%
Other Race652.38%

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Veterans by Race

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.45%

Born in Athens-Clarke County (balance)

90.33%

Native Born

9.67%

Foreign Born

6.09%

Non Citizen

3.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.33% of Athens-Clarke County (balance) residents were born in the United States, with 57.45% having been born in Georgia. 6.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Athens-Clarke County (balance) Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029131,3944610.35%
2028130,9334610.35%
2027130,4724610.35%
2026130,0114610.36%
2025129,5504610.36%
2024129,0894610.36%
2023128,6282140.17%
2022128,4145190.41%
2021127,8956500.51%
2020127,2454230.33%
2019126,8221,0540.84%
2018125,7684980.4%
2017125,2701,7761.44%
2016123,4941,2191%
2015122,2753,1652.66%
2014119,110-495-0.41%
2013119,6059980.84%
2012118,6071,6781.44%
2011116,9298400.72%
2010116,08900%
2000100,26654,532119.24%
199045,7343,1857.49%
198042,549-1,793-4.04%
197044,34212,98741.42%
196031,3553,17511.27%
195028,1807,53036.46%
194020,6502,45813.51%
193018,1921,4448.62%
192016,7481,83512.3%
191014,9134,66845.56%
190010,2451,60618.59%
18908,6392,54041.65%
18806,0991,84843.47%
18704,25140310.47%
18603,848-127,546-97.07%
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Athens-Clarke County (balance) Population by Year