Latest Data (2018)
Population 26,247
Nationwide Rank 1445

Quick Facts

Athens, Alabama is the 1,445th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Athens, Alabama is a city.

Athens, Alabama is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Athens had its largest population ever.

Athens, Alabama is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 82% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Athens, Alabama Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1435 Temple Terrace, Florida 26,471 21.0%
1436 Auburn, New York 26,454 -7.1%
1437 Carrollton, Georgia 26,443 32.2%
1438 Galt, California 26,440 33.5%
1439 Hutto, Texas 26,434 1721.7%
1440 Florence, Arizona 26,419 52.6%
1441 Twentynine Palms, California 26,418 -8.6%
1442 Brownsburg, Indiana 26,397 74.9%
1443 East St. Louis, Illinois 26,346 -16.5%
1444 Batavia, Illinois 26,316 7.8%
1445 Athens, Alabama 26,247 37.1%
1446 Brawley, California 26,226 19.3%
1447 Stevens Point, Wisconsin 26,161 3.9%
1448 Troy, Ohio 26,132 18.2%
1449 Sachse, Texas 26,122 154.8%
1450 Superior, Wisconsin 26,101 -4.7%
1451 Woodburn, Oregon 26,078 32.9%
1452 Barberton, Ohio 26,072 -6.6%
1453 Medina, Ohio 26,072 3.1%
1454 Neenah, Wisconsin 26,062 6.1%
1455 Kankakee, Illinois 26,052 -5.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In Alabama

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
770 Madison 50,440 69.2%
953 Florence 40,428 11.2%
1066 Phenix City 36,435 28.2%
1091 Prattville 35,662 36.5%
1104 Gadsden 35,157 -9.5%
1118 Vestavia Hills 34,461 11.5%
1162 Alabaster 33,340 38.3%
1250 Opelika 30,555 23.7%
1338 Enterprise 28,269 33.5%
1428 Bessemer 26,538 -12.3%
1432 Daphne 26,506 57.9%
1445 Athens 26,247 37.1%
1462 Northport 25,799 29.5%
1483 Homewood 25,397 1.3%
1598 Pelham 23,744 62.2%
1675 Trussville 22,314 56.0%
1686 Fairhope 22,085 73.3%
1723 Anniston 21,569 -11.0%
1724 Albertville 21,568 23.7%
1729 Prichard 21,531 -24.5%
1751 Oxford 21,161 11.0%
1809 Mountain Brook 20,306 -2.3%
1869 Helena 19,529 80.2%
1903 Troy 19,126 36.2%
1913 Foley 18,928 116.8%
1997 Selma 17,886 -12.4%
2162 Center Point 16,222 1.9%
2201 Cullman 15,858 10.6%
2241 Millbrook 15,463 37.1%
2248 Hueytown 15,380 -5.6%
2257 Talladega 15,291 -11.6%
2320 Saraland 14,649 19.1%
2338 Alexander City 14,467 -5.5%
2341 Hartselle 14,425 17.1%
2343 Scottsboro 14,405 -2.7%
2346 Calera 14,380 304.0%
2352 Ozark 14,303 -5.1%
2363 Muscle Shoals 14,263 16.5%
2390 Gardendale 14,021 18.4%
2396 Fort Payne 13,987 7.9%
2426 Pell City 13,796 42.3%
2461 Chelsea 13,531 246.3%
2468 Jasper 13,500 -4.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 26,247 1,445
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