Athens, Ohio Population 2020

24,588

Athens is a city located in Ohio. With a 2020 population of 24,588, it is the 63rd largest city in Ohio and the 1568th largest city in the United States. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually but its population has increased by 3.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,832 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 25,286 in 2016. Spanning over 10 miles, Athens has a population density of 2,502 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $48,628 with a poverty rate of 48.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $805 per month, and the median house value is $190,200. The median age in Athens is 21.3 years, 21.5 years for males, and 21.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.9 males.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 83.63%
  • Asian: 6.37%
  • Black or African American: 5.26%
  • Two or more races: 3.58%
  • Other race: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.16%
The current population of Athens, Ohio is 24,588, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,688.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,832.

Athens, Ohio Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202064,126-846-1.32%
201964,972-846-1.30%
201865,818-846-1.29%
201766,6641940.29%
201666,4705220.79%
201565,9481,1701.77%
201464,7781940.30%
201364,584-19-0.03%
201264,603-467-0.72%
201165,070-105-0.16%
201065,1750.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,71583.63%
Asian1,5776.37%
Black or African American1,3045.26%
Two or More Races8863.58%
Some Other Race1910.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.16%

Athens Population Pyramid 2020

Athens Median Age

21.3


Total

21.5


Male

21.2


Female

Athens Adults

There are 22,970 adults, (1,293 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

14.3

Age Dependency Ratio

6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

12,520

50.54%

Male

12,251

49.46%

Athens Households and Families

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
Male34.9%65.1%
Female33.4%66.6%
All30.4%69.6%
Non Family15.7%84.3%

30.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7332.4230.4
Non Family4,5652.1215.7
Married1,6722.9269.6
Female3473.2433.4
Male1494.3334.9

2.92

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athens Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade420.58%
9th to 12th Grade2193.00%
High School Graduate91312.52%
Some College98113.45%
Associates Degree3314.54%
Bachelors Degree1,60221.96%
Graduate Degree3,20743.96%

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,8265,6213,742
Asian777763683
Black370369241
Hispanic1259257
Multiple Races11911138
Other Race986860
Native American2222

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 87.90%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,234$40,075$30,515
Less Than High School$11,827$18,152$
High School Grad$16,584$$16,559
Some College$25,022$25,615$21,316
Bachelors Degree$35,545$36,622$30,066
Graduate Degree$51,897$53,830$50,328

$36,234

Average Earnings

$40,075

Average Male

$30,515

Average Female

Athens Language

Athens Language by Age

Athens Language

87.83% of Athens residents speak only English, while 12.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.30% of the population.

Athens Poverty

Athens Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,9195,93845.96%
Asian1,40271150.71%
Multiple66048473.33%
Black76544157.65%
Hispanic53930957.33%
Other1446142.36%
Islander39717.95%

48.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

48.10%

Male Poverty Rate

48.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 73.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Islander, with 17.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 68.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 55.29%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.67%
Some College32.33%
High School29.04%
Bachelors or Greater17.92%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed82.26%
Female Unemployed70.23%
Female Employed44.47%
Male Employed38.43%

Athens Income

Athens Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$27,435$48,628
Families$78,304$87,778
Married Families$96,065-
Non Families$18,934$29,792

Athens Marital Status

Athens Marital Status

Marriage Rates

15.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.4%

Male Marriage Rate

15.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

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

Athens Veterans

640

Number of Veterans

596

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War185
Vietnam148
Second Gulf War109
Korea33
World War II12
Name Veterans % of Total
White5782.99%
Black453.93%
Hispanic182.34%
Asian171.18%

$Athens Veterans by Education

15.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Employment Status

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

9%

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

63.94%

Born in Ohio

89.51%

Native Born

10.49%

Foreign Born

8.39%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.51% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 63.94% having been born in Ohio. 8.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,588-50-0.20%
201924,638-50-0.20%
201824,688-548-2.17%
201725,236-50-0.20%
201625,2864091.64%
201524,8779984.18%
201423,8791980.84%
201323,681-223-0.93%
201223,904-253-1.05%
201124,157-111-0.46%
201024,2682,9261.29%
200021,342770.04%
199021,2651,5220.75%
198019,743-4,425-2.00%
197024,1687,6983.91%
196016,4704,8103.51%
195011,6603,9644.24%
19407,6964440.60%
19307,2528341.23%
19206,4189551.62%
19105,4632,3975.95%
19003,0664461.58%
18902,6200.00%