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
12,490
51%
50.8
Male
11,971
49%
49.2
Total Population
24,461
 
323,128,000

Athens, AL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
1,355
5.5% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
1,497
6.1% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
1,550
6.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
1,594
6.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
1,597
6.5% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
3,256
13.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
3,197
13.1% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
3,428
14.0% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
1,587
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
1,302
5.3% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
2,116
8.7% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
1,390
5.7% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
592
2.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
19,157
78.3%
77.2
Female
10,171
53.1%
51.3
Male
8,986
46.9%
48.7
21 Years and over
18,343
75.0%
73.1
62 Years and over
4,968
20.3%
18.8
65 Years and over
4,098
16.8%
15.2
Female
2,371
57.9%
55.8
Male
1,727
42.1%
44.2
Median Age (years)
39
0.0%
0.0

Athens, AL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
23,710
96.9% 
96.8
White
18,199
74.4% 
72.6
Black or African American
4,282
17.5% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
209
0.9% 
0.8
Asian
171
0.7% 
5.4
Asian Indian
8
0.0% 
1.2
Chinese
95
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
0
0.0% 
0.9
Japanese
0
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
13
0.1% 
0.4
Vietnamese
0
0.0% 
0.6
Other Asian
55
0.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
30
0.1% 
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
12
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
819
3.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
751
3.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
2,238
9.1% 
17.8
Mexican
1,664
6.8% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
139
0.6% 
1.7
Cuban
19
0.1% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
416
1.7% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
22,223
90.9% 
82.2

Athens, AL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
1,228
7.3% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
1,616
9.6% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
4,659
27.6% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
3,505
20.8% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
1,277
7.6% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
3,229
19.1% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
1,354
8.0% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
2,844
16.9%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
14,024
83.1%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
4,583
27.1%
31.2

Athens, AL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
5,888
29.4%
33.7%
Now Married
9,316
46.4%
47.5
Divorced
2,374
11.8%
11.0%
Separated
601
3.0%
2.0
Widowed
1,880
9.4
5.8%

Athens, AL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
21,042
91.1%
78.4%
Languages other than english
2,064
8.9%
21.6%
Spanish
1,483
6.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
368
1.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
122
0.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
91
0.4%
1.1%

Athens, AL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
913
9.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
768
8.2%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
1,090
11.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
1,043
11.2%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
1,135
12.2%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
1,419
15.2%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
867
9.3%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
1,098
11.8%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
524
5.6%
5.8
$200,000 or more
458
4.9%
6.4
Median household income
45,920
 
57,617
Per capita income
28,865
 
31,128

Athens, AL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
117
1.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
1,341
12.4%
9.8
Construction
1,016
9.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
2,165
20.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
461
4.3%
6.6
Information
178
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
1,335
12.3%
10.1
Other services except public administration
543
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,146
10.6%
11.4
Public administration
639
5.9%
4.6
Retail trade
1,313
12.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
408
3.8%
5.2
Wholesale trade
150
1.4%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,260
11.7%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
3,925
36.3%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
1,313
12.1%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
2,448
22.6%
23.3%
Service occupations
1,866
17.3%
18.1%

Athens, AL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
10,717
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
9,277
86.6%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,082
10.1%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
0
0.0%
5.1
Walked
49
0.5%
2.7
Other means
39
0.4%
1.8
Worked at home
270
2.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
22.4
 
26.6

Athens, AL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
739
7.9%
8.7
1 vehicles
3,175
34.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
3,195
34.3%
37.1
3 or more
2,206
23.7%
21.0

Athens, AL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
9,315
93.2%
87.6
Owner Occupied
5,982
64.2%
63.1
Renter Occupied
3,333
35.8%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
675
6.8%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Athens, AL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
9,990
1 room
133
1.3%
2.4
2 rooms
208
2.1%
2.7
3 rooms
530
5.3%
9.1
4 rooms
1,340
13.4%
16.5
5 rooms
2,043
20.5%
19.8
6 rooms
1,661
16.6%
17.8
7 rooms
1,470
14.7%
12.0
8 rooms
976
9.8%
8.6
9 rooms or more
1,629
16.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Athens, AL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
9,990
 
 
1-unit, detached
7,181
71.9%
61.5
1-unit, attached
368
3.7%
5.9
2-units
199
2.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
358
3.6%
4.4
5 to 9 units
640
6.4%
4.8
10 to 19 units
358
3.6%
4.4
20 or more units
527
5.3%
9.0
Mobile home
359
3.6%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Athens, AL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
452
4.5%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
307
3.1%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
1,031
10.3%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
1,401
14.0%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
1,609
16.1%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
1,417
14.2%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
1,301
13.0%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
2,030
20.3%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
419
4.2%
2.8%
2014 or later
23
0.2%
1.4%

Athens, AL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,701
18.3%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
272
2.9%
4.7
Electricity
7,273
78.1%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
32
0.3%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
0
0.0%
1.9
Solar energy
0
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
7
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
30
0.3%
1.1

Athens, AL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
3,632
 
47295100.0
$3,000 or more
62
1.7%
10.3%
Less than $500
123
3.4%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
133
3.7%
7.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
424
11.7%
11.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
514
14.2%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
936
25.8%
28.8%
$500 to $999
1,440
39.6%
20.4%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,186
60.2%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
442
12.2%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
431
11.9%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
88
2.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
485
13.4%
21.3%
Not Computed
0
0.0%
0.0%

Athens, AL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
3,036 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
0
0.0%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
0
0.0%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
11
0.4%
11.9%
$3,000 or more
20
0.7%
1.8%
$1,000 to $1,499
221
7.3%
28.3%
Less than $500
807
26.6%
10.7%
$500 to $999
1,977
65.1%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
297
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
614
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
475
16.8%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
353
12.5%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
234
8.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
328
11.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
285
10.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
1,149
40.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
509
0.0%
0.0%

Athens, AL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
5,982
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
512
8.6%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
1,312
21.9%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
1,423
23.8%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
893
14.9%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
1,101
18.4%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
585
9.8%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
133
2.2%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
23
0.4%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
139,400
 
205,000
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