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.