Athens, AL
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Athens, Alabama Info Snack

Population
26,686
Unemployment
5.9%
Poverty
13.1%
Median Home
$171,900
Median Income
$53,144
Median Rent
$657

Athens SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
8

Athens, AL Cost Of Living

90
Athens's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Athens Alabama National Average
Overall 90 90 100
Services 97 98 100
Groceries 93 98 100
Health 87 92 100
Housing 70 73 100
Transportation 90 91 100
Utilities 98 103 100

Athens, AL Photos

Limestone County Courthousec Athensc Alabama
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Founders Hall Athens State Univ
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Browns Ferry Npp
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Rankings for Athens in Alabama

Map Of Athens, AL

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Population over time in Athens

Year Population % Change
2020 26,686 6.0%
2019 25,176 1.8%
2018 24,735 1.1%
2017 24,461 2.2%
2016 23,938 2.6%
2015 23,335 2.4%
2014 22,789 2.7%
2013 22,198 3.0%
2012 21,561 2.4%
2011 21,059 -

Race / Ethnicity in Athens

White
69.6% (18,566)
African American
17.5% (4,665)
American Indian
0.5% (129)
Asian
1.5% (395)
Hawaiian
0.1% (19)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
2.4% (642)
Hispanic
8.5% (2,270)
Race Athens AL USA
White 69.6% 65.2% 60.1%
African American 17.5% 26.4% 12.2%
American Indian 0.5% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian 1.5% 1.4% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 2.4% 1.9% 2.8%
Hispanic 8.5% 4.4% 18.2%

Gender in Athens

Female
50.2% (13,387)
Male
49.8% (13,299)
Gender Athens AL USA
Female 50.2% 51.7% 50.8%
Male 49.8% 48.3% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Athens for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,067)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,868)
High School / GED
28.0% (7,472)
Some College
23.0% (6,137)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,401)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (5,337)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,601)
Professional Degree
2.0% (533)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (266)
Education Athens AL USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 9.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Athens, Alabama

Less than $10,000
8.0% (214,389)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.6% (121,762)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.4% (357,865)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (231,980)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (357,315)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.2% (379,854)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.7% (365,011)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.2% (324,882)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.8% (154,195)
$200,000 or more
6.0% (161,341)
Income Athens AL USA
Less than $10,000 8.0% 8.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.6% 5.6% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.4% 10.9% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 10.5% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 13.2% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.2% 17.5% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.7% 11.8% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.2% 13.1% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.8% 4.9% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 6.0% 4.4% 8.3%

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