Athens, Ohio Population 2021

30,992
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Athens is a city located in Athens County Ohio. Athens has a 2020 population of 30,992. It is also the county seat of Athens County. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually but its population has increased by 0.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,894 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 31,907 in 2016.

The average household income in Athens is $62,264 with a poverty rate of 39.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $854 per month, and the median house value is $177,500. The median age in Athens is 22 years, 22 years for males, and 22 years for females.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 85.89%
  • Asian: 5.27%
  • Black or African American: 4.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.49%
  • Other race: 0.36%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Athens, Ohio is 30,992 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,238.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,894.

Athens, Ohio Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,09185.89%
Asian1,6635.27%
Black or African American1,4954.74%
Two or More Races1,1003.49%
Some Other Race1130.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native400.13%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid $2021

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Athens Median Age

22


Total

22


Male

22


Female

Athens Adults

There are 28,540 adults, (2,675 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

21.9

Age Dependency Ratio

10.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

16,213

51.40%

Male

15,329

48.60%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.8%23.2%
Male56.3%43.7%
All41.4%58.6%
Female38.6%61.4%
Non Family20.6%79.4%

41.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,0992.5341.4
Non Family5,1782.1220.6
Married3,0003.176.8
Female7082.538.6
Male2134.5356.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1371.10%
9th to 12th Grade6044.85%
High School Graduate2,16817.39%
Some College1,60512.88%
Associates Degree9327.48%
Bachelors Degree2,63321.12%
Graduate Degree4,38735.19%
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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
White10,6789,9695,842
Asian872864749
Black426414261
2+ Races25724540
Hispanic196196102
Other Race383838
Native American2121
Islander888

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,944$40,917$33,618
Less Than 9th Grade$14,539$17,654$
High School Graduate$23,076$31,750$19,134
Some College$25,375$28,661$21,298
Bachelors Degree$35,319$40,281$29,946
Graduate Degree$55,926$56,042$55,694

$36,944

Average Earnings

$40,917

Average Male

$33,618

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

90.58% of Athens residents speak only English, while 9.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White19,2697,22637.50%
Multiple88165173.89%
Asian1,49960840.56%
Black83134341.28%
Hispanic52315329.25%
Other692536.23%
Islander15746.67%

39.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.32%

Male Poverty Rate

38.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 73.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Hispanic, with 29.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 60.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.91%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College30.35%
Less Than 9th Grade24.42%
High School19.75%
Bachelors or Greater14.58%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed75.46%
Male Unemployed60.85%
Male Employed32.21%
Female Employed32.08%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,955$62,264
Families$77,861$97,095
Married Families$87,619-
Non Families$21,745$35,162
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

22.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

23.4%

Male Marriage Rate

20.9%

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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1,061

Number of Veterans

952

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War234
Second Gulf War197
Vietnam181
World War II108
Korea65

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54322
75+277
55 to 64191
65 to 74140
18 to 34131

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0184.14%
Black302.25%
Hispanic152.22%
Asian130.85%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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18.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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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66.68%

Born in Athens

91.77%

Native Born

8.23%

Foreign Born

6.28%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.77% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 66.68% having been born in Ohio. 6.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Athens Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,992-82-0.26%
202031,074-82-0.26%
201931,156-82-0.26%
201831,238-649-2.04%
201731,887-20-0.06%
201631,9073751.19%
201531,5321,0073.30%
201430,5252040.67%
201330,321-173-0.57%
201230,494-299-0.97%
201130,793-101-0.33%
201030,8940.00%

Athens Population by Year