Athens County, Ohio Population 2021

Athens County, Ohio's estimated population is 64,943 with a growth rate of -0.29% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Athens County, Ohio is the 38th largest county in Ohio. The 2010 Population was 65,173 and has seen a growth of -0.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202164,943-192-0.29%
202065,135-192-0.29%
201965,327-192-0.29%
201865,519-984-1.48%
201766,5031510.23%
201666,3524660.71%
201565,8861,1031.70%
201464,7831890.29%
201364,594-16-0.02%
201264,610-469-0.72%
201165,079-94-0.14%
201065,1735,6249.44%
199059,5493,1505.59%
198056,3991,5102.75%
197054,8897,89116.79%
196046,9981,1592.53%
195045,839-327-0.71%
194046,1661,9914.51%
193044,175-6,255-12.40%
192050,4302,6325.51%
191047,7989,06823.41%
190038,7303,53610.05%
189035,1946,78323.87%
188028,4114,64319.53%
187023,7682,40411.25%
186021,3643,14917.29%
185018,215-894-4.68%
184019,1099,32295.25%
18309,7873,44954.42%
18206,3383,547127.09%
18102,7910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.29%
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State
Founded
March 1, 1805[1]
County Seat
2010 Population
65,173
Growth Since 2010
-0.35%
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Athens County, Ohio Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,02491.06%
Black or African American1,9622.98%
Two or More Races1,7922.72%
Asian1,7282.62%
Some Other Race2310.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native1400.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.06%
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Athens County, Ohio Population by Race

Athens County, Ohio Population Pyramid $2021

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Athens County, Ohio Median Age

29.6


Total

28.6


Male

30.4


Female

Athens County, Ohio Adults

There are 56,231 adults, (8,281 of whom are seniors) in Athens County, Ohio.

Athens County, Ohio Age Dependency

37.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female

33,090

50.20%

Male

32,827

49.80%

Athens County, Ohio Population by Age

Athens County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens County, Ohio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All57.8%42.2%
Female50.9%49.1%
Male50.7%49.3%
Non Family38.2%61.8%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens County, Ohio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,5572.4957.8
Non Family10,1671.7138.2
Married9,2203.0481.9
Female2,0963.1950.9
Male1,0743.7850.7

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Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Athens County, Ohio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9002.43%
9th to 12th Grade2,7917.55%
High School Graduate12,99435.13%
Some College6,02716.30%
Associates Degree3,1058.40%
Bachelors Degree5,16613.97%
Graduate Degree6,00116.23%
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Athens County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White34,31130,8339,854
Asian909894778
Black684647321
2+ Races56849370
Hispanic461360121
Other Race1348347
Native American6666
Islander888

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Athens County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,550$40,107$29,311
Less Than 9th Grade$18,618$20,644$10,357
High School Graduate$30,438$35,454$22,736
Some College$31,215$37,185$26,531
Bachelors Degree$38,789$47,808$31,470
Graduate Degree$57,346$58,705$55,472

$34,550

Average Earnings

$40,107

Average Male

$29,311

Average Female

Athens County, Ohio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens County, Ohio Language by Age

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Athens County, Ohio Language

94.72% of Athens County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 5.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Athens County, Ohio Language

Athens County, Ohio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50,91414,59828.67%
Multiple1,52092660.92%
Asian1,55061939.94%
Black1,14940034.81%
Hispanic95436237.95%
Native1215545.45%
Other1755330.29%
Islander15746.67%

30.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.99%

Male Poverty Rate

29.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens County, Ohio is Multiple, with 60.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens County, Ohio is White, with 28.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.09%.

Athens County, Ohio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.08%
Some College22.10%
High School19.79%
Bachelors or Greater10.90%

Athens County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.73%
Male Unemployed49.44%
Male Employed19.91%
Female Employed18.91%

Athens County, Ohio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens County, Ohio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,905$59,302
Families$62,847$77,997
Married Families$75,321-
Non Families$23,274$34,648
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Income by Household Type

Athens County, Ohio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

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Athens County, Ohio 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 45-54.

Athens County, Ohio Marital Status by Race

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Athens County, Ohio Marital Status

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3,191

Number of Veterans

2,998

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,089
First Gulf War591
Second Gulf War469
World War II235
Korea225

Athens County, Ohio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74817
35 to 54774
75+666
55 to 64664
18 to 34270

Athens County, Ohio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1066.07%
Black442.58%
Native American2630.59%
Hispanic171.68%
Asian130.82%
Other Race20.97%

Athens County, Ohio Veterans by Race

Athens County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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16.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens County, Ohio Veterans by Education

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Athens County, Ohio Employment by Age

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Athens County, Ohio Employment by Race

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Athens County, Ohio 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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72.24%

Born in Athens County, Ohio

95.62%

Native Born

4.38%

Foreign Born

3.25%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.62% of Athens County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 72.24% having been born in Ohio. 3.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Athens County, Ohio Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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