Athens, Texas Population 2021

12,829
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Athens is a city located in Henderson County Texas. It is also the county seat of Henderson County. With a 2020 population of 12,829, it is the 204th largest city in Texas and the 2587th largest city in the United States . Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.30% annually and its population has increased by 0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,710 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of 12,829 in 2021. Spanning over 20 miles, Athens has a population density of 719 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $64,360 with a poverty rate of 30.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $854 per month, and the median house value is $87,200. The median age in Athens is 33.3 years, 33.1 years for males, and 33.5 years for females.

Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 77.12%
  • Black or African American: 16.93%
  • Asian: 2.63%
  • Two or more races: 2.63%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Other race: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Athens, Texas is 12,829 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,710.

Athens, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202184,0056340.75%
202083,3716340.76%
201982,7376340.77%
201882,1031,1491.40%
201780,9548921.10%
201680,0625700.71%
201579,4921680.21%
201479,3246550.83%
201378,669-323-0.41%
201278,9921550.20%
201178,8371720.22%
201078,6650.00%

Athens Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,76777.12%
Black or African American2,14416.93%
Two or More Races3332.63%
Asian3332.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.57%
Some Other Race150.12%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid $2021

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Athens Median Age

33.3


Total

33.1


Male

33.5


Female

Athens Adults

There are 8,855 adults, (2,299 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

93.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

6,600

52.12%

Male

6,064

47.88%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.2%33.8%
All54%46%
Male44.6%55.4%
Non Family42.3%57.7%
Female35.8%64.2%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8663.0154
Married1,9993.9266.2
Non Family1,1881.1242.3
Female4773.4135.8
Male2024.2244.6

3.76

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6047.86%
9th to 12th Grade6959.04%
High School Graduate2,66834.70%
Some College1,56220.31%
Associates Degree4565.93%
Bachelors Degree1,04313.56%
Graduate Degree6618.60%
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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
White4,6724,3011,536
Hispanic1,52290849
Black1,2271,02667
Asian1796639
2+ Races10510513
Native American3232
Other Race333

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 other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,109$31,502$21,746
Less Than 9th Grade$19,554$20,944$17,902
High School Graduate$20,726$21,654$20,387
Some College$21,349$33,208$18,347
Bachelors Degree$52,122$53,214$51,541
Graduate Degree$68,646$82,951$60,938

$26,109

Average Earnings

$31,502

Average Male

$21,746

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

73.55% of Athens residents speak only English, while 26.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.67% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,4911,74549.99%
Black1,91185744.85%
White5,61773513.09%
Multiple33324272.67%
Asian317134.10%

30.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.60%

Male Poverty Rate

30.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Multiple, with 72.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is Asian, with 4.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.73%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.43%
High School23.55%
Some College18.22%
Bachelors or Greater3.52%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed53.29%
Female Employed17.02%
Male Employed12.18%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,149$64,360
Families$48,800$74,799
Married Families$63,958-
Non Families$19,658$35,990
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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 35-44, 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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743

Number of Veterans

662

Male Veterans

81

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam264
Second Gulf War115
World War II89
First Gulf War60
Korea33

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74239
75+236
35 to 54140
55 to 6491
18 to 3437

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6889.98%
Black553.48%
Hispanic291.63%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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9.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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52.7%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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72.72%

Born in Athens

88.91%

Native Born

11.09%

Foreign Born

8.20%

Non Citizen

2.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.91% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 72.72% having been born in Texas. 8.20% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,829380.30%
202012,791380.30%
201912,753380.30%
201812,7151170.93%
201712,598-14-0.11%
201612,612360.29%
201512,576-62-0.49%
201412,638-31-0.24%
201312,669-81-0.64%
201212,750-26-0.20%
201112,776620.49%
201012,7141,4171.19%
200011,2973300.30%
199010,9677700.73%
198010,1976150.62%
19709,5822,4963.06%
19607,0861,8923.15%
19505,1944290.87%
19404,7654230.93%
19304,3421,1663.18%
19203,1760.00%

Athens Population by Year