Athens, Alabama

Population 22,749

Athens is located in Limestone County, AL. The population is 22,749, making Athens the largest city in Limestone County.

There are 16 public schools in Athens with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Athens is low , and there are 148 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Athens is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Athens property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Athens include Elkmont, Mooresville and Madison.

Athens Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 16.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 56%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.1%

Crime Rate

0.79% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 46
  • Violent Crimes: 50
  • Robbery: 46
  • Burglary: 331
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

71.97% Higher than national avg.
  • 148 offenders in Athens
  • 65.06 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

134 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 13
  • Superfunds: 10
  • Tanks & Spills: 111


Low 2.1%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 2.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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16 Public Schools view public schools

There are 16 K-12 public schools in Athens, AL and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Athens's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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148 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Athens, AL

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$260,000 compared to March 2019
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

136 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Athens, AL issued 136 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 136 permits, 80 were issued for single family homes and 56 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Athens, AL issued 83 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $555
  • 1 Bedroom: $640
  • 2 Bedrooms: $770
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,037
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,313

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Environmental Hazards

134 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (279/282)
    Athens, AL has 98.94% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Athens, AL is a red zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.01 Average
    Athens, AL is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 39.08°
  • February 43.5°
  • March 53.23°
  • April 60.6°
  • May 70.93°
  • June 78.51°
  • July 80.55°
  • August 78.74°
  • September 72.27°
  • October 60.48°
  • November 50°
  • December 44.15°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Athens, AL

Athens, AL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Athens, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Athens, AL has a very high risk of hail storms.
Athens, AL has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Athens, AL: $45,920


Unemployment in Athens is 2.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 2.5% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 41.06%
White Collar - 58.94%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Mo Brooks

Neighborhood Info

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