Athens demographics profile

StatisticAthensGeorgiaNational
Population120,81310,099,320318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,03816791
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%
Athens, GA has a population of 120,813 and is the 230th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,038 per sq mi which is 522% higher than the Georgia average and 1046% higher than the national average. The median age in Athens is 27 which is approximately 26% lower than the Georgia average of 36. In Athens, 35% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 59% of Athens residents were born in Georgia, 30% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Athens is 522% 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 or African American.
  • In Athens 4.41% of the population is Asian.

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Athens population breakdown by race

RaceAthensGeorgiaNational
White63.78%59.80%73.35%
Black or African American27.30%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.

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