Athens, Louisiana Population 2020

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Athens is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 264, it is the 258th largest city in Louisiana and the 15775th largest city in the United States. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -1.86% annually but its population has increased by 6.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 249 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 304 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Athens has a population density of 75 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $41,200 with a poverty rate of 18.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $721 per month, and the median house value is $79,500. The median age in Athens is 42.6 years, 40 years for males, and 46.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.7 males.

Athens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athens was:

  • White: 77.81%
  • Black or African American: 21.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.18%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Athens, Louisiana is 264, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 274.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 249.

Athens, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White26377.81%
Black or African American7121.01%
Two or More Races41.18%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid 2020

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Athens Median Age

42.6


Total

40


Male

46.8


Female

Athens Adults

There are 262 adults, (88 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

94.3

Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

182

53.85%

Male

156

46.15%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.9%8.1%
All82.2%17.8%
Non Family80%20%
Female25%75%

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1522.2282.2
Married742.8291.9
Non Family60080
Female123.4225
Male64.67100

2.91

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade72.76%
9th to 12th Grade176.69%
High School Graduate12649.61%
Some College6525.59%
Associates Degree155.91%
Bachelors Degree145.51%
Graduate Degree103.94%
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Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White20018420
Black51434
Multiple Races33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.00%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,250$$17,125
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$19,000$26,250$17,500
Some College$25,625$52,500$15,500
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,250

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$17,125

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

99.68% of Athens residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black713447.89%
White263269.89%
Multiple44100.00%

18.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.38%

Male Poverty Rate

21.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is White, with 9.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 17.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.06%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.33%
High School20.63%
Some College11.25%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed22.22%
Female Employed8.33%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,375$41,200
Families$43,750$50,926
Married Families$47,500-
Non Families$20,500$24,903
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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 45-54.

Athens Marital Status by Race

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Athens Marital Status

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11

Number of Veterans

11

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5
Korea3
First Gulf War2
Second Gulf War1
World War II

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 745
75+3
35 to 542
18 to 341
55 to 64

Athens Veterans by Age

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Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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18.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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45.7%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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82.84%

Born in Louisiana

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 82.84% having been born in Louisiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Athens Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020264-5-1.86%
2019269-5-1.82%
2018274-2-0.72%
2017276-4-1.43%
2016280-3-1.06%
2015283-3-1.05%
2014286-6-2.05%
2013292-4-1.35%
2012296-4-1.33%
2011300-4-1.32%
20103040.00%

Athens Population by Year