Athens, Texas Population 2022

12,887
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Athens is a city located in Henderson County Texas. Athens has a 2020 population of 12,887. It is also the county seat of Henderson County. Athens is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 0.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,857 in 2010.

The average household income in Athens is $64,360 with a poverty rate of 29.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $816 per month, and the median house value is $94,300. 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 Athenswas:

  • White: 73.55%
  • Black or African American: 17.31%
  • Two or more races: 6.24%
  • Asian: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Athens, Texas is 12,887 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,857.

Athens, Texas Population 2022

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

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

Athens Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,31673.55%
Black or African American2,19317.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.65%
Asian2632.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.04%
Some Other Race180.14%
Two or More Races7906.24%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid 2022

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Athens Median Age

35.5


Total

34.1


Male

37.4


Female

Athens Adults

There are 9,430 adults, (2,626 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

6,719

53.04%

Male

5,948

46.96%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.9%36.1%
Male54.2%45.8%
All50.8%49.2%
Female44.1%55.9%
Non Family33.4%66.6%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0952.8450.8
Married2,0083.6363.9
Male2034.6954.2
Female5223.5244.1
Non Family1,3621.1333.4

3.6

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6368.05%
9th to 12th Grade79510.06%
High School Graduate2,94037.21%
Some College1,67221.16%
Associates Degree3524.46%
Bachelors Degree84610.71%
Graduate Degree6608.35%
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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
Other Race444
White4,7604,3621,399
Asian1247028
Hispanic1,62586647
2+ Races2872457
Black1,2921,07925
Islander55
Native American5952

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander 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$25,205$30,060$21,778
Less Than 9th Grade$22,576$23,194$11,464
High School Graduate$21,610$23,591$20,445
Some College$28,164$36,875$18,239
Bachelors Degree$46,474$47,059$44,479
Graduate Degree$74,432$84,215$62,500

$25,205

Average Earnings

$30,060

Average Male

$21,778

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

73.13% of Athens residents speak only English, while 26.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.33% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,99293246.79%
Hispanic3,5291,30637.01%
Multiple73514019.05%
White5,5851,04918.78%
OtherNaN%

29.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.63%

Male Poverty Rate

30.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is Black, with 46.79% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.56%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.01%
High School18.96%
Some College15.97%
Bachelors or Greater4.25%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.57%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed16.41%
Female Unemployed66.21%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,533$61,719
Families$53,294$73,956
Married Families$70,701-
Non Families$19,608$32,512
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.4%

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 Over 65, 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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751

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War174
First Gulf War101
Vietnam230
Korea40
World War II101

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3452
35 to 54158
55 to 6461
65 to 74206
75+274

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6229.01%
Black1226.94%
2+ Races71.44%
Hispanic70.34%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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1.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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52%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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72.18%

Born in Athens

88.96%

Native Born

11.04%

Foreign Born

8.49%

Non Citizen

2.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.96% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 72.18% having been born in Texas. 8.49% 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
19203,1760.00%
19304,3421,1663.18%
19404,7654230.93%
19505,1944290.87%
19607,0861,8923.15%
19709,5822,4963.06%
198010,1976150.62%
199010,9677700.73%
200011,2973300.30%
201012,7101,4131.19%
201112,725150.12%
201212,740150.12%
201312,755150.12%
201412,770150.12%
201512,785150.12%
201612,800150.12%
201712,815150.12%
201812,830150.12%
201912,845150.12%
202012,857120.09%
202112,872150.12%
202212,887150.12%

Athens Population by Year