Athens, Georgia Population 2022

129,687
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Athens is a city located in Clarke County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Clarke County. With a 2020 population of 129,687, it is the 5th largest city in Georgia and the 228th largest city in the United States. Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 1.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 127,315 in 2020. Spanning over 118 miles, Athens has a population density of 1,115 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $59,118 with a poverty rate of 26.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Athens is 28 years, 27.4 years for males, and 28.5 years for females.

Athens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:

  • White: 61.88%
  • Black or African American: 28.24%
  • Asian: 3.95%
  • Two or more races: 3.32%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Athens, Georgia is 129,687 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 127,315.

Athens, Georgia Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Athens Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid 2022

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Athens Median Age

28.1


Total

27.7


Male

28.6


Female

Athens Adults

There are 103,455 adults, (13,609 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

65,488

52.41%

Male

59,474

47.59%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

39.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

2.97

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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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 75.38%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,646

Average Earnings

$34,166

Average Male

$29,654

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

85.04% of Athens residents speak only English, while 14.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.14% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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26.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.56%

Male Poverty Rate

28.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Black, with 30.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 18.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.72%.

Athens Poverty

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Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

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Athens 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 Marital Status by Race

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Athens Marital Status

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4,983

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Athens Veterans by War

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Athens Veterans by Age

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Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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8.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Athens Employment by Age

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Athens Employment by Race

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Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.66%

Born in Athens

90.39%

Native Born

9.61%

Foreign Born

6.46%

Non Citizen

3.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.39% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 57.66% having been born in Georgia. 6.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Athens Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Athens Population by Year