Population density (sq mi)6149791
Median age39.438.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%40%43%
Speak English91%95%79%
Speak Spanish6%3%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Athens is 533% higher than Alabama
  • The median age in Athens is 2% higher than Alabama
  • In Athens 74.40% of the population is White
  • In Athens 17.51% of the population is Black
  • In Athens 0.70% of the population is Asian

Compare Athens, AL Demographics


      Athens population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.85%0.49%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.12%0.04%0.18%
      Mixed race3.07%1.76%3.06%
      Other race3.35%1.28%4.75%
      In Athens, 9.1% 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Athens age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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