Athens demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6149291
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%
Athens, AL has a population of 24,461 and is the 1,780th largest city in the United States. The population density is 614 per sq mi which is 567% higher than the Alabama average and 577% higher than the national average. The median age in Athens is 39 which is approximately 2% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Athens, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 66% of Athens residents were born in Alabama, 28% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Athens is 567% 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 or African American.
  • In Athens 0.70% of the population is Asian.

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Athens population breakdown by race

Black or African American17.51%26.48%12.63%
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.

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