Athens, AL Demographic Data

Athens, AL Summary

Athens is located in Limestone County in Alabama
  • Population: 22,749
  • Area: 39.79 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 39.54 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 0.25 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 571.71 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 647.31 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Athens, AL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
12,549
52%
50.8
Male
11,389
48%
49.2
Total Population
23,938
 
321,419,000

Athens, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,389
5.8% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
1,593
6.7% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
1,611
6.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,659
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
1,310
5.5% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
3,317
13.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,088
12.9% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
3,244
13.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
1,380
5.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
1,371
5.7% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
2,010
8.4% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
1,368
5.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
598
2.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
18,327
76.6%
77.1
Female
10,001
54.6%
51.4
Male
8,326
45.4%
48.6
21 Years and over
17,519
73.2%
72.9
62 Years and over
4,802
20.1%
18.3
65 Years and over
3,976
16.6%
14.9
Female
2,379
59.8%
55.9
Male
1,597
40.2%
44.1
Median Age (years)
39
NR
NR

Athens, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
23,332
97.5% 
96.9
White
18,073
75.5% 
73.1
Black or African American
4,025
16.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
154
0.6% 
0.8
Asian
157
0.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
18
0.1% 
1.2
Chinese
83
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
0
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
11
0.0% 
0.5
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
45
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
38
0.2% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
0
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
18
0.1% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
20
0.1% 
0.1
Some Other Race
885
3.7% 
4.8
Two or More Races
606
2.5% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
2,010
8.4% 
17.6
Mexican
1,560
6.5% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
10
0.0% 
1.7
Cuban
24
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
416
1.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
21,928
91.6% 
82.4

Athens, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
1,183
7.2% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
1,541
9.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
4,887
29.8% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
3,469
21.2% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
1,104
6.7% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
2,874
17.6% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
1,318
8.0% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
2,724
16.6%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
13,652
83.3%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
4,192
25.6%
30.6

Athens, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
5,106
26.4%
33.5%
Now Married
9,594
49.6%
47.5
Divorced
2,370
12.3%
11.0%
Separated
428
2.2%
2.1
Widowed
1,847
9.5
5.8%

Athens, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
20,606
91.4%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,943
8.6%
21.5%
Spanish
1,519
6.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
284
1.3%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
130
0.6%
3.5%
Other Languages
10
0.0%
1.0%

Athens, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
629
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
755
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
1,174
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
1,165
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
1,172
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
1,600
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
931
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
995
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
475
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
430
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
47,542
 
55,775
Per capita income
28,371
 
29,979

Athens, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
190
1.8%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,063
10.3%
9.8
Construction
924
8.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
2,206
21.3%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
497
4.8%
6.5
Information
135
1.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,555
15.0%
10.3
Other services except public administration
346
3.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,114
10.8%
11.3
Public administration
563
5.4%
4.6
Retail trade
1,225
11.8%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
332
3.2%
5.1
Wholesale trade
197
1.9%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,110
10.7%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
3,651
35.3%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
1,475
14.3%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
2,575
24.9%
23.6%
Service occupations
1,536
14.8%
18.0%

Athens, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
10,235
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
8,704
85.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,195
11.7%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
0
0.0%
5.2
Walked
84
0.8%
2.8
Other means
62
0.6%
1.8
Worked at home
190
1.9%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
25.0
 
26.0

Athens, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
600
6.4%
8.9
1 vehicles
3,348
35.9%
33.5
2 vehicles
3,264
35.0%
37.2
3 or more
2,114
22.7%
20.3

Athens, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
9,326
92.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
6,108
65.5%
63.0
Renter Occupied
3,218
34.5%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
741
7.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Athens, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
10,067
1 room
136
1.4%
2.3
2 rooms
211
2.1%
2.5
3 rooms
415
4.1%
9.0
4 rooms
1,355
13.5%
16.6
5 rooms
2,021
20.1%
20.0
6 rooms
1,715
17.0%
17.9
7 rooms
1,492
14.8%
12.1
8 rooms
968
9.6%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,754
17.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Athens, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
10,067
 
 
1-unit, detached
7,379
73.3%
61.4
1-unit, attached
381
3.8%
5.8
2-units
197
2.0%
3.7
3 or 4 units
370
3.7%
4.5
5 to 9 units
521
5.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
363
3.6%
4.6
20 or more units
517
5.1%
8.8
Mobile home
339
3.4%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Athens, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
553
5.5%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
377
3.7%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
1,106
11.0%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
1,383
13.7%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
1,419
14.1%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
1,447
14.4%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
1,377
13.7%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
2,125
21.1%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
267
2.7%
2.5%
2014 or later
13
0.1%
0.5%

Athens, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,860
19.9%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
247
2.6%
4.7
Electricity
7,149
76.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
31
0.3%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
0
0.0%
2.0
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
10
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
29
0.3%
1.2

Athens, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
3,742
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
95
2.5%
9.9%
Less than $500
114
3.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
176
4.7%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
318
8.5%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
475
12.7%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
981
26.2%
29.2%
$500 to $999
1,583
42.3%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,089
55.8%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
455
12.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
496
13.3%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
150
4.0%
7.3%
35.0% or more
552
14.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
0
NR
NR

Athens, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
3,039 
 
41,410,200 
$2,000 to $2,499
0
0.0%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
18
0.6%
1.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
38
1.3%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
240
7.9%
27.9%
Less than $500
839
27.6%
11.0%
$500 to $999
1,904
62.7%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
179
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
610
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
514
17.7%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
339
11.7%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
279
9.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
354
12.2%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
331
11.4%
9.2%
35.0% or more
1,079
37.3%
41.4%
Not Computed
322
NR
NR

Athens, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
6,108
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
469
7.7%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
1,447
23.7%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
1,472
24.1%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
902
14.8%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
993
16.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
661
10.8%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
142
2.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
22
0.4%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
135,700
 
194,500
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