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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Athens
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.
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