Athens, AL Demographics

The total population of Athens is estimated to be 26,179 with 12,942 males (49.44%) and 13,237 females (50.56%). There are 295 more females than males in Athens.
The median household income in Athens was $56,435 in 2021, which marked an a decrease of 3,785(6.29%) from $60,220 in 2020. This income is 75.64% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Athens sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $75,194. Overall, the median household income for the city of Athens stands at $56,435.
In Athens, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $41,810 for males and $23,772 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $57,217 for males and $44,790 for females.
In Athens, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 4 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $69,632, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $20,599.
In 2022, the population of Athens was 28,661, a 5.78% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Athens's population was 27,095, an increase of 5.42% compared to a population of 25,703 in 2020.
The median age in Athens, AL is 41.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.12% were under the age of 15, 18.74% aged 15 to 29, 46.65% aged 30 to 64, 16.64% aged 65 to 84, and 1.84% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Athens population: 73.32% are White, 15.64% are Black or African American, 1.47% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.76% are Asian, 0.10% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.94% are some other race and 3.77% are multiracial.