Athens, New York Population 2024

3,945

Athens is a city located in New York. Athens has a 2024 population of 3,945. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.4% annually but its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,919 in 2020.

The average household income in Athens is $106,281 with a poverty rate of 6.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Athens is 53.8 years, 56 years for males, and 50.1 years for females.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 88.63%
  • Asian: 5.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.93%
  • Black or African American: 2.32%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
26.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
150.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.66% (26)
The current population of Athens, New York is 3,945 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,919.

Athens, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,50888.63%
Asian2285.76%
Two or more races1162.93%
Black or African American922.32%
Other race140.35%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid 2024

Athens Median Age

53.8

Total

56

Male

50.1

Female

Athens Adults

There are 3,456 adults, (1,197 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

75.2

Age Dependency Ratio

53

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female2,07352.37%
Male1,88547.63%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4862.6483.216.8
Married9033.09937
Non Family4441.2163.336.7
Female714.2483.116.9
Male684.3283.816.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Athens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1294.1%
9th to 12th Grade1153.65%
High School Graduate1,07334.06%
Some College42013.33%
Associates Degree2899.17%
Bachelors Degree52116.54%
Graduate Degree60319.14%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,6252,401848
Hispanic261261151
Asian199199122
Black92720
2+ Races626218
Other Race141414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$54,107$54,718$52,448
Less Than 9th Grade$19,167$41,875$0
High School Graduate$43,194$56,000$28,487
Some College$48,281$42,083$49,306
Bachelors Degree$33,833$34,375$33,636
Graduate Degree$99,609$82,188$100,417

$54,107

Average Earnings

$54,718

Average Male

$52,448

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Athens Language

85.69% of Athens residents speak only English, while 14.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.13% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,2652206.74%
Black922021.74%
Multiple11686.9%

6.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.21%

Male Poverty Rate

5.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Black, with 21.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is White, with 6.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.21%.

Athens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%
Some College5.64%
High School3.36%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.08%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed5.62%
Female Employed2.85%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$77,879$106,281
Families$91,875$124,343
Married Families$94,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,423$61,899

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.4%

Male Marriage Rate

59.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Athens Marriage

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

Athens Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Athens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

264

Number of Veterans

261

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam101
Korea35
Second Gulf War17
World War II12
First Gulf War10

Athens Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+89
65 to 7483
55 to 6460
35 to 5417
18 to 3415

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2548.34%
Hispanic93.45%
2+ Races66.52%
Black44.35%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Athens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Athens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.53%

Born in Athens

84.79%

Native Born

15.21%

Foreign Born

3.08%

Non Citizen

12.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.79% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 71.53% having been born in New York. 3.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Athens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,865-16-0.41%
20283,881-16-0.41%
20273,897-16-0.41%
20263,913-16-0.41%
20253,929-16-0.41%
20243,945-16-0.4%
20233,961-16-0.4%
20223,977-16-0.4%
20213,993741.89%
20203,919-27-0.68%
20193,94610.03%
20183,94520.05%
20173,943-5-0.13%
20163,948-12-0.3%
20153,960-16-0.4%
20143,976-35-0.87%
20134,011-27-0.67%
20124,038-32-0.79%
20114,070-17-0.42%
20104,08700%

Athens Population by Year