|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Athens is 27,027. Athens, Alabama is the 1,441st largest city in the US.
Athens is located entirely in Limestone County.
The current population of Athens (27,027) is it's peak population.
Athens has grown 41.1% since the 2000. Athens, Alabama is growing somewhat quickly; it is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Athens has a population density of 553.8 people per square mile.
|1435||Lindenhurst, New York||27,138||-2.5%|
|1436||Mason City, Iowa||27,138||-6.9%|
|1437||Asheboro, North Carolina||27,124||22.1%|
|1438||West Linn, Oregon||27,103||20.7%|
|1439||Round Lake Beach, Illinois||27,081||3.5%|
|1443||Temple Terrace, Florida||27,013||23.5%|
|1444||Garden City, Michigan||26,994||-10.2%|
|1445||South Portland, Maine||26,993||15.4%|
|1447||Chicago Heights, Illinois||26,905||-17.8%|
The total voting age population of Athens, Alabama, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 20,003. The voting age population is 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 18.1% of the residents of Athens are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Athens are 75.1% White, 17.1% Black, 2.6% Other, 2.5% Two or more races, 1.6% Asian, 0.8% American Indian and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Athens, 13.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.1%. On a per-household basis, 9.1% of families are below the poverty line in Athens.
Among those aged 16 and older, 57.5% of Athens residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.8% of Athens residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.1% have a bachelor's degree and 8.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Athens residents aged 5 and older, 6.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Athens is 8.0%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Athens, 13.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Athens is $53,165.
In Athens, 66.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 33.3% of housing units in Athens.
Of all the housing units in Athens, 4.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Athens, 23.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Athens is $664.
In Athens, 77.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.