Athens, Ohio Population 2022

24,362
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Athens is a city located in Athens County Ohio. Athens has a 2020 population of 24,362. It is also the county seat of Athens County. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually but its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,266 in 2010.

The average household income in Athens is $54,317 with a poverty rate of 47.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $191,700. The median age in Athens is 21.4 years, 21.5 years for males, and 21.2 years for females.

Athens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:

  • White: 83.91%
  • Asian: 6.00%
  • Black or African American: 5.59%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Athens, Ohio is 24,362 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,362.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,266.

Athens, Ohio Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202164,943-192-0.30%
202065,135-192-0.29%
201965,327-192-0.29%
201865,519-984-1.50%
201766,5031510.23%
201666,3524660.70%
201565,8861,1031.67%
201464,7831890.29%
201364,594-16-0.02%
201264,610-469-0.73%
201165,079-94-0.14%
201065,1730.00%

Athens Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,96583.91%
Asian1,5006.00%
Black or African American1,3965.59%
Two or More Races8783.51%
Some Other Race1730.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.13%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid $2022

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Athens Median Age

21.4


Total

21.5


Male

21.2


Female

Athens Adults

There are 23,204 adults, (1,234 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

5.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

8.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

12,600

50.43%

Male

12,384

49.57%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family15.1%84.9%
All32.3%67.7%
Male37.3%62.7%
Female38.6%61.4%
Married72.6%27.4%

32.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4942.5532.3
Non Family4,2182.315.1
Married1,7212.8972.6
Female3862.8138.6
Male1694.8137.3

2.86

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade620.83%
9th to 12th Grade2293.07%
High School Graduate94512.67%
Some College83611.21%
Associates Degree4145.55%
Bachelors Degree1,88325.24%
Graduate Degree3,09041.43%
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Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0365,8153,919
Asian789781716
Black347342206
Hispanic15010574
2+ Races988640
Other Race833838
Native American2121

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 90.75%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,518$40,417$31,580
Less Than 9th Grade$12,717$13,859$
High School Graduate$18,805$$19,013
Some College$26,313$27,217$25,293
Bachelors Degree$35,906$38,080$31,987
Graduate Degree$53,980$54,006$53,958

$36,518

Average Earnings

$40,417

Average Male

$31,580

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

89.30% of Athens residents speak only English, while 10.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,4046,24046.55%
Asian1,33660845.51%
Multiple65946971.17%
Black74535848.05%
Hispanic43018142.09%
Other53NaN%
Islander77100.00%

47.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

47.67%

Male Poverty Rate

47.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Hispanic, with 42.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 67.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 58.79%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.70%
High School30.42%
Some College27.49%
Bachelors or Greater17.29%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed78.13%
Male Unemployed73.36%
Female Employed39.94%
Male Employed38.58%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,360$54,317
Families$80,308$93,424
Married Families$94,226-
Non Families$20,426$32,659
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

15.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.2%

Male Marriage Rate

15.5%

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 35-44.

Athens Marital Status by Race

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Athens Marital Status

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675

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War199
Vietnam155
Second Gulf War152
World War II55
Korea39

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54195
18 to 34124
75+121
65 to 74119
55 to 64116

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6323.22%
Black302.43%
Hispanic152.38%
Asian130.95%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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19.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

8.2%

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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65.87%

Born in Athens

90.74%

Native Born

9.26%

Foreign Born

7.28%

Non Citizen

1.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.74% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 65.87% having been born in Ohio. 7.28% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202224,362-58-0.24%
202124,420-58-0.24%
202024,478-58-0.24%
201924,536-58-0.24%
201824,594-595-2.36%
201725,189-56-0.22%
201625,2453871.56%
201524,8589804.10%
201423,8781940.82%
201323,684-220-0.92%
201223,904-257-1.06%
201124,161-105-0.43%
201024,2662,9241.29%
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%

Athens Population by Year