Athens employment information

Income per capita$19,244$25,427$28,555
Median household income$33,293$49,342$53,482
Median income owner occupied$61,427$63,671$68,142
Median income renter occupied$20,181$30,345$33,219
Median earnings male$19,847$33,645$36,116
Median earnings female$14,931$25,105$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%6.7%5.8%
Poverty level36.0%18.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Athens is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Athens is 38% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Athens is 131% higher 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 industry5.7%0.3%
Manufacturing sector11.0%1.6%
Financial & insurance services2.1%1.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%13.2%
Public administration3.2%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%0.9%
Education, health & social services24.5%45.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North High Shoals, GA794$72,00035%
Maxeys, GA252$70,43832%
Watkinsville, GA2,881$62,50017%
Bishop, GA278$59,37511%
Good Hope, GA405$56,4065%
Athens, GA118,514$33,29338%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Allentown, PA118,793$36,57832%
Vallejo, CA118,078$58,4729%
Midland, TX119,409$67,14426%
Beaumont, TX117,543$39,19127%
Santa Clara, CA119,525$93,84075%
Athens, GA118,514$33,29338%
Source: The Athens, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.