Athens employment information

IndexAthensGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$20,094$26,678$29,829
Median household income$32,959$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,901$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,405$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$20,188$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$13,770$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level35.5%17.8%15.1%
The Athens, GA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Athens is $20,094, which is 25% lower than than the Georgia average and 33% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $32,959, which is 35% lower than than the Georgia average and 40% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Athens is 5%, which is 11% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Athens is 35% which is 135% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$21,970$32,959$65,918
City
$34,021$51,037$102,074
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Athens is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Athens is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Athens is 135% higher than the national average.

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Athens median earnings by income bracket

Athens employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%0.7%
Manufacturing sector10.3%1.4%
Financial & insurance services2.2%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services14.3%13.8%
Public administration3.0%2.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.8%
Education, health & social services23.7%42.1%
Other34.8%31.9%

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North High Shoals, GA848$78,54242%
Bishop, GA271$70,93828%
Maxeys, GA348$65,41718%
Watkinsville, GA2,872$61,33911%
Winterville, GA1,050$58,8646%
Athens, GA120,813$32,95940%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Victorville, CA121,320$45,89517%
Evansville, IN120,156$36,33034%
Vallejo, CA119,644$59,6008%
Allentown, PA119,624$37,25633%
Murfreesboro, TN122,007$53,2414%
Athens, GA120,813$32,95940%
Source: The Athens, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).