Athens County, Ohio Population 2020

Athens County, Ohio's estimated population is 66,664 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 37th largest county in Ohio.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201865,818-846-1.27%
201766,6641940.29%
201666,4705220.79%
201565,9481,1701.81%
201464,7781940.30%
201364,584-19-0.03%
201264,603-467-0.72%
201165,070-105-0.16%
201065,1755,6269.45%
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%

How Many People Live in Athens County, Ohio?

66,664

Athens County, Ohio Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White59,76990.65%
Black or African American1,8892.86%
Two or More Races1,8082.74%
Asian1,7812.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native3330.51%
Some Other Race2920.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander640.10%

Athens County, Ohio Population Pyramid 2020

Athens County, Ohio Median Age

28.9


Total

28.2


Male

29.8


Female

Athens County, Ohio Adults

There are 56,132 adults, (7,964 of whom are seniors) in Athens County, Ohio.

Athens County, Ohio Age Dependency

36.9

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens County, Ohio Sex Ratio

Female

33,090

50.19%

Male

32,846

49.81%

Athens County, Ohio Households and Families

Athens County, Ohio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Athens County, Ohio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All56.1%43.9%
Female52.7%47.3%
Male45.3%54.7%
Non Family37.8%62.2%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,6202.4956.1
Non Family10,4511.6637.8
Married9,0473.0579.4
Female2,0663.5552.7
Male1,0563.7245.3

3.07

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Athens County, Ohio Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8692.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,9588.07%
High School Graduate12,77334.86%
Some College6,10316.66%
Associates Degree3,0458.31%
Bachelors Degree4,96213.54%
Graduate Degree5,93016.18%

Athens County, Ohio Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,09830,4429,508
Asian883861722
Black696664375
Multiple Races546477112
Hispanic288229123
Other Race14310877
Native American13613642
Islander666

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,693$38,056$27,100
Less Than High School$18,468$20,435$11,250
High School Grad$29,036$34,327$21,686
Some College$28,367$32,938$23,063
Bachelors Degree$37,676$45,307$30,720
Graduate Degree$54,481$56,544$50,264

$32,693

Average Earnings

$38,056

Average Male

$27,100

Average Female

Athens County, Ohio Language

Athens County, Ohio Language by Age

Athens County, Ohio Language

94.24% of Athens County, Ohio residents speak only English, while 5.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Athens County, Ohio Poverty

Athens County, Ohio Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50,74014,41328.41%
Multiple1,52693761.40%
Asian1,58671945.33%
Black1,20956846.98%
Hispanic93052656.56%
Native31522571.43%
Other2356125.96%
Islander45715.56%

30.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.44%

Male Poverty Rate

29.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens County, Ohio

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens County, Ohio is Native, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens County, Ohio is Islander, with 15.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.94%
Some College22.77%
High School19.98%
Bachelors or Greater11.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.48%
Male Unemployed47.59%
Female Employed21.83%
Male Employed19.69%

Athens County, Ohio Income

Athens County, Ohio Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,778$55,499
Families$58,308$73,906
Married Families$71,454-
Non Families$21,480$32,930

Athens County, Ohio Marital Status

Athens County, Ohio Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens County, Ohio Married by Age and Sex

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

Athens County, Ohio Veterans

3,379

Number of Veterans

3,226

Male Veterans

153

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,250
Second Gulf War579
First Gulf War517
Korea230
World War II154
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2666.42%
Black593.63%
Indian3115.27%
Hispanic202.00%
Asian171.05%
2 or More40.28%
Other20.75%

$Athens County, Ohio Veterans by Education

14.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens County, Ohio Employment Status

52%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Athens County, Ohio Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.24%

Born in Ohio

95.43%

Native Born

4.57%

Foreign Born

3.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.43% of Athens County, Ohio residents were born in the United States, with 72.24% having been born in Ohio. 3.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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