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Income/capita 33%
Household income 40%
Unemployment 11%
IndexAthensGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$20,094$26,678$29,829
Median household income$32,959$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,901$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,405$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$20,188$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$13,770$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level35.5%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Athens is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Athens is 40% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 11% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Athens is 135% higher than the national average

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      $21,970$32,959$65,918
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Athens median earnings by income bracket

      Athens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.2%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector10.3%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%1.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%13.8%
      Public administration3.0%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.8%
      Education, health & social services23.7%42.1%
      Other34.8%31.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North High Shoals, GA848$78,54242%
      Bishop, GA271$70,93828%
      Maxeys, GA348$65,41718%
      Watkinsville, GA2,872$61,33911%
      Winterville, GA1,050$58,8646%
      Athens, GA120,813$32,95940%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Victorville, CA121,320$45,89517%
      Evansville, IN120,156$36,33034%
      Vallejo, CA119,644$59,6008%
      Allentown, PA119,624$37,25633%
      Murfreesboro, TN122,007$53,2414%
      Athens, GA120,813$32,95940%
      Source: The Athens, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).