Athens, TX Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Athens?

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There are 12,719 residents in Athens, with a median age of 37.9. Of this, 46.84% are males and 53.16% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.02% of the resident pool in Athens, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.06%. Additionally, 7.92% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 10,631 people in Athens currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 12,719 0.4%
Male Population 5,957 0.1%
Female Population 6,762 0.6%
Male population 46.84%
Female population 53.16%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 37.9 6.8%
Citizen US Born 11,195 -0.3%
Citizen not US Born 517 41.6%
Not Citizen 1,007 -6.4%
Citizen US Born 88.02%
Citizen not US Born 4.06%
Not Citizen 7.92%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 44 4.8%
Moved from Same County 1,088 -34.5%
Moved from Same State 632 10.9%
Moved from Different State 166 24.8%
Same House as Last Year 10,631 6.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.35%
Moved from Same County 8.66%
Moved from Same State 5.03%
Moved from Different State 1.32%
Same House as Last Year 84.63%

What are the employment statistics in Athens?

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White-collar workers make up 72.79% of the working population in Athens, while blue-collar employees account for 27.21%. There are also 855 entrepreneurs in Athens (16.14% of the workforce); 3,564 workers employed in private companies (67.3%); and 627 people working in governmental institutions (11.84%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,855 4.2%
Blue Collar 1,441 37.1%
White Collar 72.79%
Blue Collar 27.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 855 20.8%
Private Companies 3,564 12.8%
Governmental Workers 627 10.6%
Not for Profit Companies 250 -21.1%
Self Employees 16.14%
Private Companies 67.3%
Governmental Workers 11.84%
Not for Profit Companies 4.72%

How many households are there in Athens?

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There are a total of 4,276 households in Athens, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 63.66% of these Athens households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.34%. Additionally, 33.7% of households have children and 66.3% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 4,276 4.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -3.5%
Family Households 2,722 -0.4%
Non-family Households 1,554 14.1%
Family Households 63.66%
Non-family Households 36.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,441 2.0%
Households without Children 2,835 5.7%
Households with Children 33.7%
Households without Children 66.3%

What are the median and average incomes in Athens?

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The average annual household income in Athens is $76,957, while the median household income sits at $45,625 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $51,298, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $46,563. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $60,739 and $38,422, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $76,957 24.7%
Median Household Income $45,625 21.6%
People below Poverty Level 2,754 -15.2%
People above Poverty Level 8,812 8.2%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Athens?

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There are 5,039 housing units in Athens, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1978. Of the 4,276 occupied housing units in Athens, 56.76% are owner-occupied, while 43.24% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 42.4% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $153,100. In general, housing costs reach $741 per month in Athens.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 5,039 3.9%
Median Year Built 1978 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 129 34.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 273 7.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 563 -25.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 740 -10.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 980 6.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 712 13.0%
Built between 1990 and 1999 499 -24.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 862 75.6%
Built between 2010 and 2019 281 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 4,276 4.4%
Owner Occupied 2,427 16.7%
Renter Occupied 1,849 -8.3%
Owner Occupied 56.76%
Renter Occupied 43.24%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,029 12.2%
Without Mortgage 1,398 20.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $153,100 15.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $71,200 -4.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $741 -0.3%
With Mortgage 42.4%
Without Mortgage 57.6%

What is the level of education in Athens?

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Approximately 45.6% of the population in Athens holds a high school degree (that's 4,390 residents), while 23.14% have attained a college certificate (2,120 locals) and 11.98% have a bachelor's degree (1,153 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 645 1.4%
Some High School 4,390 -2.1%
Some College 2,120 4.7%
Associate Degree 447 -2.6%
Bachelor's Degree 1,153 13.6%
Graduate Degree 764 14.2%
No High School 6.7%
Some High School 45.6%
Some College 23.14%
Associate Degree 4.64%
Bachelor's Degree 11.98%
Graduate Degree 7.94%

What is the marital status of Athens residents?

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A total of 3,553 people in Athens have never been married (which represents 34.69% of the total population), while 4,727 of them are wedded (46.15%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 326 (3.18%) and 1,120 (10.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 3,553 9.5%
Married 4,727 1.4%
Separated 326 96.4%
Widowed 842 -13.7%
Divorced 1,120 10.0%
Never Married 34.69%
Married 46.15%
Separated 3.18%
Widowed 8.22%
Divorced 10.94%

What are the most common means of transportation in Athens?

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The top three means of transportation people in Athens use to get to work are: car, walking and railroad. A total of 4,904 residents commute by car, 120 prefer going to work by walking and 89 by railroad.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 4,904 11.3%
Railroad 89 -32.6%
Walk 120 5.3%

What is the median and average household income in Athens by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
75751 17,098 5,776 $47,813.00 $73,286.00
75752 7,450 2,773 $60,302.00 $69,826.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 75751 75752