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.