Athens, Tennessee Population 2022

14,284
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Athens is a city located in McMinn County Tennessee. Athens has a 2020 population of 14,284. It is also the county seat of McMinn County. Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 4.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,671 in 2010.

The average household income in Athens is $48,325 with a poverty rate of 28.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $708 per month, and the median house value is $148,800. The median age in Athens is 38.1 years, 34.4 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 85.96%
  • Black or African American: 9.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.01%
  • Other race: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Athens, Tennessee is 14,284 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,284.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,671.

Athens, Tennessee Population 2022

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202154,7104580.84%
202054,2524580.84%
201953,7944580.85%
201853,3364050.76%
201752,9312310.44%
201652,7001980.38%
201552,502-173-0.33%
201452,6752440.46%
201352,431-10-0.02%
201252,4411060.20%
201152,3351590.30%
201052,1760.00%

Athens Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,90685.96%
Black or African American1,2859.28%
Two or More Races2782.01%
Some Other Race1611.16%
Asian1140.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1070.77%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid $2022

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Athens Median Age

38.1


Total

34.4


Male

41.3


Female

Athens Adults

There are 10,907 adults, (2,424 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

7,129

51.47%

Male

6,722

48.53%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female31.2%68.8%
Non Family47.5%52.5%
All56.1%43.9%
Married77.2%22.8%
Male79%21%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5302.3456.1
Non Family2,5391.1347.5
Married1,9023.5177.2
Female9083.0731.2
Male1813.379

3.23

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5345.65%
9th to 12th Grade9199.73%
High School Graduate3,62438.37%
Some College1,75318.56%
Associates Degree7427.86%
Bachelors Degree1,28813.64%
Graduate Degree5856.19%
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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
White7,9126,6961,625
Black894826174
Hispanic37223335
Other Race10663
2+ Races9375
Native American8371
Asian787839

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 50.00%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,076$34,087$23,811
Less Than 9th Grade$17,700$17,182$20,592
High School Graduate$21,493$26,250$17,099
Some College$31,684$32,560$30,563
Bachelors Degree$50,570$50,676$50,476
Graduate Degree$60,956$66,895$51,094

$31,076

Average Earnings

$34,087

Average Male

$23,811

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

93.09% of Athens residents speak only English, while 6.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.38% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,6123,19230.08%
Black1,17618515.73%
Hispanic67316324.22%
Other72NaN%
Multiple2336527.90%
Native955052.63%

28.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.02%

Male Poverty Rate

28.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Native, with 52.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Hispanic, with 24.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.51%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.90%
High School31.06%
Some College23.87%
Bachelors or Greater8.62%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed76.36%
Male Unemployed24.03%
Female Employed17.44%
Male Employed10.38%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,913$48,325
Families$42,145$59,081
Married Families$62,650-
Non Families$20,689$33,700
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

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 55-64, 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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785

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam306
First Gulf War157
Second Gulf War144
Korea67
World War II

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74256
35 to 54230
75+149
55 to 64125
18 to 3425

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6186.54%
2+ Races7257.14%
Black595.69%
Native American3643.37%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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14.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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65.58%

Born in Athens

95.03%

Native Born

4.97%

Foreign Born

3.65%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.03% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 65.58% having been born in Tennessee. 3.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Athens Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202214,284880.62%
202114,196880.62%
202014,108880.63%
201914,020880.63%
201813,932890.64%
201713,843680.49%
201613,775580.42%
201513,717-98-0.71%
201413,815720.52%
201313,7430.00%
201213,743610.45%
201113,682110.08%
201013,6714510.34%
200013,2201,1660.93%
199012,054-26-0.02%
198012,0802900.24%
197011,790-313-0.26%
196012,1033,4853.45%
19508,6181,6882.20%
19406,9301,5452.55%
19305,3852,8057.64%
19202,5807801.82%
19001,8000.00%

Athens Population by Year