Athens demographics profile

StatisticAthensTennesseeNational
Population13,6516,548,009318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)87915391
Median age39.038.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%57%55%
Speak English94%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%
Athens, TN has a population of 13,651 and is the 3,060th largest city in the United States. The population density is 879 per sq mi which is 474% higher than the Tennessee average and 870% higher than the national average. The median age in Athens is 39 which is approximately 1% higher than the Tennessee average of 39. In Athens, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 66% of Athens residents were born in Tennessee, 28% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Athens is 474% higher than Tennessee.
  • The median age in Athens is 1% higher than Tennessee.
  • In Athens 88.37% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Athens 7.71% of the population is African American.
  • In Athens 1.21% of the population is Asian.

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Athens population breakdown by race

RaceAthensTennesseeNational
Caucasian88.37%77.84%73.35%
African American7.71%16.81%12.63%
Asian1.21%1.61%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.10%2.03%3.06%
Other race0.60%1.38%4.75%
In Athens, 5.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Athens, TN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).