Athens employment information

IndexAthensLouisianaNational
Income per capita$21,440$24,775$28,555
Median household income$36,250$44,991$53,482
Median income owner occupied$35,833$57,681$68,142
Median income renter occupied$37,917$26,583$33,219
Median earnings male$25,833$37,322$36,116
Median earnings female$21,429$22,260$25,692
Unemployment rate13.9%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level27.9%19.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Athens is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Athens is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 139% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Athens is 79% higher than the national average.

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Athens median earnings by income bracket

Athens employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry34.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector11.1%12.5%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.5%32.5%
Public administration3.2%12.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.9%0.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%25.0%
Other17.5%12.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lisbon, LA262$87,56364%
Bryceland, LA128$66,16124%
Heflin, LA210$65,00022%
Simsboro, LA1,217$42,58920%
Dubberly, LA221$38,75028%
Athens, LA280$36,25032%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Addieville, IL280$72,00035%
Proberta, CA280$34,47736%
Shedd, OR280$63,90619%
Pleasant Valley, AK280$78,18246%
Culloden, GA280$34,90435%
Athens, LA280$36,25032%
Source: The Athens, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.