Athens employment information

Income per capita$18,416$24,811$28,555
Median household income$31,807$44,621$53,482
Median income owner occupied$45,833$56,400$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,704$26,708$33,219
Median earnings male$27,326$32,151$36,116
Median earnings female$17,393$23,376$25,692
Unemployment rate5.8%5.8%5.8%
Poverty level27.0%17.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Athens is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Athens is 41% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Athens is 73% 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 industry17.5%0.0%
Manufacturing sector30.8%0.8%
Financial & insurance services3.9%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services21.4%10.1%
Public administration1.2%3.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services8.9%37.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Calhoun, TN530$41,96422%
Riceville, TN662$39,10727%
Charleston, TN674$36,87531%
Sweetwater, TN5,856$34,68435%
Etowah, TN3,498$30,25043%
Athens, TN13,603$31,80741%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
McMinnville, TN13,600$28,53547%
Pewaukee, WI13,599$81,97653%
Butler, PA13,609$29,89544%
Marshall, MN13,609$47,04212%
Oatfield, OR13,618$67,74027%
Athens, TN13,603$31,80741%
Source: The Athens, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.