StatisticAthensGeorgiaNational
Population120,81310,617,423328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,03818791
Median age26.736.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%45%43%
Speak English85%86%79%
Speak Spanish9%8%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Athens is 455% higher than Georgia
  • The median age in Athens is 26% lower than Georgia
  • In Athens 63.78% of the population is White
  • In Athens 27.30% of the population is Black
  • In Athens 4.41% of the population is Asian

Compare Athens, GA Demographics

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      Athens population breakdown by race

      RaceAthensGeorgiaNational
      White63.78%59.80%73.35%
      Black27.30%31.17%12.63%
      Asian4.41%3.70%5.22%
      American Indian0.21%0.29%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race1.90%2.20%3.06%
      Other race2.37%2.79%4.75%
      In Athens, 10.6% 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, GA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).