Athens, Ohio Population 2023

23,855

Athens is a city located in Athens County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Athens County. With a 2023 population of 23,855, it is the 73rd largest city in Ohio and the 1969th largest city in the United States.Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually and its population has increased by 0.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,849 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Athens has a population density of 2,428 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $54,317 with a poverty rate of 34.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Athens is 21.5 years, 21.7 years for males, and 21.3 years for females.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 84%
  • Black or African American: 5.71%
  • Asian: 5.15%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Other race: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Athens, Ohio is 23,855 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,849.

Athens, Ohio Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid 2023

Athens Median Age

21.5

Total

21.7

Male

21.3

Female

Athens Adults

There are 23,324 adults, (1,268 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

13.2

Age Dependency Ratio

5.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female12,98952%
Male11,98948%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.96

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

30.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Athens Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 80%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$33,314

Average Earnings

$37,312

Average Male

$30,158

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

90.21% of Athens residents speak only English, while 9.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

rate

34.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

48.86%

Male Poverty Rate

48.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 65.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Black, with 24.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 65.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 59.37%.

Athens Poverty

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

14.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.1%

Male Marriage Rate

13.9%

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 Over 65, 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

588

Number of Veterans

507

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

Athens Veterans by War

Athens Veterans by Age

count

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

35.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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

68.6%

Born in Athens

96.07%

Native Born

8.67%

Foreign Born

6.7%

Non Citizen

1.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.07% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 68.6% having been born in Ohio. 6.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Athens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Athens Population by Year