Latest Data (2017)
Population 25,616
Nationwide Rank 1463

Quick Facts

Athens, Alabama is the 1,463rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Athens, Alabama is a city.

Athens, Alabama is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Athens had its largest population ever.

Athens, Alabama is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 79% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Athens, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1453 Mount Pleasant, Michigan 25,847 -0.1%
1454 Owatonna, Minnesota 25,794 14.1%
1455 Woodburn, Oregon 25,780 31.4%
1456 Lebanon, Pennsylvania 25,770 5.4%
1457 Maple Valley, Washington 25,758 81.3%
1458 Green, Ohio 25,747 12.2%
1459 Ridgewood, New Jersey 25,692 3.0%
1460 Watertown, New York 25,687 -3.5%
1461 Madison, Mississippi 25,627 35.0%
1462 Reedley, California 25,620 22.6%
1463 Athens, Alabama 25,616 33.8%
1464 Williston, North Dakota 25,586 105.2%
1465 Chanhassen, Minnesota 25,558 24.8%
1466 Hercules, California 25,545 31.0%
1467 El Cerrito, California 25,515 9.9%
1468 South Portland, Maine 25,483 9.0%
1469 Kingsville, Texas 25,482 -0.1%
1470 Clinton, Iowa 25,480 -8.0%
1471 Homewood, Alabama 25,476 1.6%
1472 Lockport, Illinois 25,434 61.9%
1473 Ossining, New York 25,403 5.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
787 Madison 48,861 63.9%
961 Florence 39,852 9.6%
1062 Phenix City 36,219 27.4%
1084 Prattville 35,498 35.9%
1086 Gadsden 35,409 -8.9%
1120 Vestavia Hills 34,291 10.9%
1155 Alabaster 33,202 37.7%
1257 Opelika 30,240 22.4%
1337 Enterprise 28,247 33.4%
1429 Bessemer 26,386 -12.8%
1442 Daphne 25,960 54.6%
1463 Athens 25,616 33.8%
1471 Homewood 25,476 1.6%
1496 Northport 25,094 26.0%
1596 Pelham 23,493 60.5%
1690 Trussville 21,827 52.6%
1694 Anniston 21,770 -10.2%
1700 Prichard 21,732 -23.8%
1718 Albertville 21,392 22.7%
1727 Oxford 21,180 11.1%
1751 Fairhope 20,935 64.3%
1795 Mountain Brook 20,381 -1.9%
1894 Helena 19,072 76.0%
1899 Troy 19,037 35.6%
1955 Selma 18,370 -10.0%
1961 Foley 18,288 109.5%
2135 Center Point 16,313 2.5%
2232 Hueytown 15,460 -5.1%
2235 Talladega 15,426 -10.9%
2239 Cullman 15,385 7.3%
2247 Millbrook 15,318 35.8%
2312 Alexander City 14,595 -4.6%
2314 Saraland 14,576 18.5%
2324 Scottsboro 14,484 -2.1%
2333 Ozark 14,428 -4.3%
2335 Hartselle 14,373 16.7%
2364 Fort Payne 14,071 8.5%
2373 Muscle Shoals 14,022 14.6%
2382 Calera 13,979 292.7%
2394 Gardendale 13,906 17.4%
2431 Pell City 13,676 41.1%
2441 Jasper 13,618 -4.0%
2520 Chelsea 13,011 233.0%
2529 Moody 12,956 57.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 25,616 1,463
2016 25,393 1,468
2015 24,966 1,484
2014 24,522 1,508
2013 24,000 1,526
2012 23,469 1,540
2011 22,801 1,573
2010 21,897 1,605
2009 24,194 1,456
2008 23,367 1,490
2007 22,634 1,516
2006 21,771 1,561
2005 20,831 1,601
2004 20,272 1,618
2003 19,830 1,640
2002 19,482 1,642
2001 19,308 1,642
2000 19,144 1,644
1990 17,243 1,576