Athens employment information

Income per capita$28,354$23,936$28,555
Median household income$47,354$43,511$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,583$54,337$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,820$25,060$33,219
Median earnings male$34,128$33,320$36,116
Median earnings female$22,455$22,089$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%6.0%5.8%
Poverty level14.0%18.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Athens is 1% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Athens is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Athens is 10% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Athens median earnings by income bracket

Athens employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.3%2.3%
Manufacturing sector21.8%2.3%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services12.5%13.6%
Public administration6.4%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%0.8%
Education, health & social services8.7%35.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Madison, AL44,866$92,96574%
Mooresville, AL62$66,87525%
Trinity, AL2,257$66,45824%
Harvest, AL5,213$64,69421%
Elkmont, AL459$49,3758%
Athens, AL23,335$47,35411%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Vero Beach South, FL23,343$43,82018%
Munster, IN23,325$72,53236%
Elk River, MN23,346$74,77240%
Cottage Lake, WA23,318$134,802152%
Riverbank, CA23,310$59,18311%
Athens, AL23,335$47,35411%
Source: The Athens, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.