|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Athens is 24,311. Athens, Ohio is the 1,602nd largest city in the US.
Athens is located entirely in Athens County.
The peak population of Athens was in 2020, when its population was 24,402. In 2020, Athens was the 1,591st largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,602nd largest city in the US. Athens is currently 0.4% smaller than it was in 2020.
Athens has grown 13.7% since the 2000. Athens, Ohio's growth is about average. 48% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Athens has a population density of 2,425.2 people per square mile.
|1598||Ponca City, Oklahoma||24,398||-6.0%|
|1605||South Plainfield, New Jersey||24,243||10.9%|
|1606||Lexington, South Carolina||24,208||126.9%|
|1607||Melrose Park, Illinois||24,206||4.4%|
The total voting age population of Athens, Ohio, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 21,524. The voting age population is 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 4.9% of the residents of Athens are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Athens are 83.9% White, 6.0% Asian, 5.6% Black, 3.5% Two or more races, 0.7% Other, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 2.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Athens, 47.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 21.2%. On a per-household basis, 16.0% of families are below the poverty line in Athens.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.2% of Athens residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 96.1% of Athens residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 66.7% have a bachelor's degree and 41.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Athens residents aged 5 and older, 10.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Athens is 8.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Athens, 28.6% 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 $32,360.
In Athens, 32.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 67.7% of housing units in Athens.
Of all the housing units in Athens, 22.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Athens, 15.9% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Athens is $875.
In Athens, 81.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.