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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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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.
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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
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.