Athens, Pennsylvania Population 2020

3,200

Athens is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 3,200, it is the 298th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 6047th largest city in the United States. Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -4.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,367 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 4,515 in 1960. Spanning over 2 miles, Athens has a population density of 1,781 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $69,666 with a poverty rate of 14.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $400 per month, and the median house value is $133,400. The median age in Athens is 40.6 years, 38.8 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 97.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.45%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Athens, Pennsylvania is 3,200, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,210.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,367.

Athens, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,14497.13%
Two or More Races471.45%
Asian461.42%

Athens Population Pyramid 2020

Athens Median Age

40.6


Total

38.8


Male

43.3


Female

Athens Adults

There are 2,418 adults, (665 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

84.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

1,669

51.56%

Male

1,568

48.44%

Athens Households and Families

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96%4%
All68.8%31.2%
Female66.3%33.7%
Non Family29.4%70.6%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3152.468.8
Married6193.1896
Non Family4961.1129.4
Female1042.7866.3
Male963.61100

3.07

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athens Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1275.92%
9th to 12th Grade1215.64%
High School Graduate94243.88%
Some College25611.92%
Associates Degree1969.13%
Bachelors Degree30314.11%
Graduate Degree2029.41%

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,1211,873479
Asian262626

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,839$48,201$36,719
Less Than High School$$55,066$
High School Grad$35,844$42,792$25,536
Some College$43,417$53,232$32,969
Bachelors Degree$59,471$78,938$57,596
Graduate Degree$73,289$74,605$70,577

$44,839

Average Earnings

$48,201

Average Male

$36,719

Average Female

Athens Language

Athens Language by Age

Athens Language

98.13% of Athens residents speak only English, while 1.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Athens Poverty

Athens Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,05644214.46%
Multiple472451.06%

14.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.65%

Male Poverty Rate

20.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 51.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is White, with 14.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.79%
High School16.85%
Some College9.29%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed6.64%
Male Employed4.68%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Athens Income

Athens Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,205$69,666
Families$72,292$93,335
Married Families$82,917-
Non Families$18,333$29,762

Athens Marital Status

Athens Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Athens Marital Status by Race

Athens Veterans

342

Number of Veterans

317

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam160
Second Gulf War48
First Gulf War42
Korea25
World War II17

$Athens Veterans by Education

7.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Employment Status

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

1.2%

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

72.91%

Born in Pennsylvania

99.01%

Native Born

0.99%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.01% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 72.91% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.80% 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
20203,200-5-0.16%
20193,205-5-0.16%
20183,210-11-0.34%
20173,221-5-0.15%
20163,226-38-1.16%
20153,264-23-0.70%
20143,287-38-1.14%
20133,325-37-1.10%
20123,362-13-0.39%
20113,37580.24%
20103,367-48-0.14%
20003,415-53-0.15%
19903,468-154-0.43%
19803,622-551-1.41%
19704,173-342-0.78%
19604,515850.19%
19504,4302150.50%
19404,215-157-0.37%
19304,372-12-0.03%
19204,3845881.45%
19103,796470.12%
19003,7494751.36%
18903,2740.00%