Athens, Louisiana Population 2020

272

Athens is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 272, it is the 257th largest city in Louisiana and the 15672nd largest city in the United States. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -1.09% annually but its population has increased by 9.24% 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 78 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $40,060 with a poverty rate of 11.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $475 per month, and the median house value is $84,800. The median age in Athens is 38.6 years, 34.9 years for males, and 45.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.2 males.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 81.99%
  • Black or African American: 17.17%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • 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 272, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 278.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 249.

Athens, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29681.99%
Black or African American6217.17%
Two or More Races30.83%

Athens Population Pyramid 2020

Athens Median Age

38.6


Total

34.9


Male

45.5


Female

Athens Adults

There are 269 adults, (76 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

87

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

196

54.29%

Male

165

45.71%

Athens Households and Families

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.3%11.7%
All81.1%18.9%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Female40%60%

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1592.2781.1
Married773.0188.3
Non Family66072.7
Male113.82100
Female54.240

3.09

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

1.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athens Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade62.32%
9th to 12th Grade124.63%
High School Graduate12046.33%
Some College7127.41%
Associates Degree207.72%
Bachelors Degree238.88%
Graduate Degree72.70%

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21620226
Black41374
Multiple Races22

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 12.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,250$42,679$18,250
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$23,958$35,417$17,500
Some College$40,625$53,958$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,250

Average Earnings

$42,679

Average Male

$18,250

Average Female

Athens Language

Athens Language by Age

Athens Language

99.11% of Athens residents speak only English, while 0.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Athens Poverty

Athens Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black622845.16%
White296113.72%
Multiple33100.00%

11.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.12%

Male Poverty Rate

11.22%

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 3.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.44%
High School15.00%
Some College1.10%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed12.31%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Athens Income

Athens Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,750$40,060
Families$42,386$50,872
Married Families$55,156-
Non Families$18,929$23,041

Athens Marital Status

Athens Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Athens Marital Status by Race

Athens Veterans

10

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea4
Vietnam3
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War1
World War II

$Athens Veterans by Education

20.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Employment Status

48%

Labor Force Participation

45.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Athens Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.55%

Born in Louisiana

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 82.55% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020272-3-1.09%
2019275-3-1.08%
2018278-1-0.36%
2017279-3-1.06%
2016282-3-1.05%
2015285-3-1.04%
2014288-6-2.04%
2013294-4-1.34%
2012298-2-0.67%
2011300-4-1.32%
20103040.00%