Athens is a city located in Clarke County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Clarke County. With a 2020 population of 129,025, it is the 6th largest city in Georgia and the 218th largest city in the United States . Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 11.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 115,452 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 129,025 in 2021. Spanning over 118 miles, Athens has a population density of 1,109 people per square mile.
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.