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2020 Census Data for Athens, AL

Population (Athens): 25,213

Total Males: 12,402
Total Females: 12,811
Total Households: 11,154
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Brief Information About Athens

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Limestone County, Alabama. It is part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The city was established in 1818, and was incorporated in 1819. The city has a total area of 39.4 square miles. 39.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.23%) is water.

Traditionally, this town was a railroad center and a cotton producing town, but the significance of this declined with the boom in aerospace industry. The Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant was established here in 1974. It provides employment for the local residents, and electricity for the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Healthcare needs are met by the Athens-Limestone Hospital, a 101-bed facility. Athens' cost of living is 12.50% lower than the country average, making living cheaper here.

The town gets about 57 inches of rain annually, with about 98 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about an inch annually.

DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES OF Athens, AL (2020)
Label Estimate Margin of Error Percent Percent Margin of Error
  SEX AND AGE
      Total population 25,213 ±34 25,213% (x)
            Male 12,402 ±472 49% ±2
            Female 12,811 ±475 51% ±2
            Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 97 ±7 (x) (x)
            Under 5 years 1,446 ±313 6% ±1
            5 to 9 years 1,401 ±295 6% ±1
            10 to 14 years 1,217 ±197 5% ±1
            15 to 19 years 1,429 ±287 6% ±1
            20 to 24 years 1,314 ±322 5% ±1
            25 to 34 years 3,820 ±526 15% ±2
            35 to 44 years 2,933 ±352 12% ±1
            45 to 54 years 3,014 ±438 12% ±2
            55 to 59 years 2,202 ±415 9% ±2
            60 to 64 years 1,776 ±361 7% ±1
            65 to 74 years 2,667 ±334 11% ±1
            75 to 84 years 1,529 ±238 6% ±1
            85 years and over 465 ±160 2% ±1
            Median age (years) 42 ±2 (x) (x)
            Under 18 years 5,012 ±467 20% ±2
            16 years and over 20,813 ±441 83% ±2
            18 years and over 20,201 ±475 80% ±2
            21 years and over 19,344 ±511 77% ±2
            62 years and over 5,767 ±590 23% ±2
            65 years and over 4,661 ±462 19% ±2
        18 years and over 20,201 ±475 20,201% (x)
              Male 9,701 ±501 48% ±2
              Female 10,500 ±430 52% ±2
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 92 ±7 (x) (x)
        65 years and over 4,661 ±462 4,661% (x)
              Male 1,778 ±228 38% ±3
              Female 2,883 ±320 62% ±3
              Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 62 ±8 (x) (x)
  RACE
      Total population 25,213 ±34 25,213% (x)
              One race 24,262 ±351 96% ±1
              Two or more races 951 ±342 4% ±1
          One race 24,262 ±351 96% ±1
                White 18,485 ±691 73% ±3
                Black or African American 3,943 ±682 16% ±3
          American Indian and Alaska Native 370 ±207 2% ±1
                Cherokee tribal grouping 42 ±46 0% ±0
                Chippewa tribal grouping 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Navajo tribal grouping 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Sioux tribal grouping 28 ±35 0% ±0
          Asian 445 ±275 2% ±1
                Asian Indian 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Chinese 76 ±101 0% ±0
                Filipino 161 ±207 1% ±1
                Japanese 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Korean 7 ±12 0% ±0
                Vietnamese 193 ±211 1% ±1
                Other Asian 8 ±17 0% ±0
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 25 ±30 0% ±0
                Native Hawaiian 12 ±21 0% ±0
                Chamorro 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Samoan 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Other Pacific Islander 13 ±20 0% ±0
            Some other race 994 ±474 4% ±2
          Two or more races 951 ±342 4% ±1
                White and Black or African American 282 ±176 1% ±1
                White and American Indian and Alaska Native 201 ±104 1% ±0
                White and Asian 23 ±32 0% ±0
                Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native 28 ±36 0% ±0
  Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
        Total population 25,213 ±34 25,213% (x)
                White 19,350 ±733 77% ±3
                Black or African American 4,349 ±693 17% ±3
                American Indian and Alaska Native 637 ±249 3% ±1
                Asian 468 ±276 2% ±1
                Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 83 ±120 0% ±1
                Some other race 1,315 ±527 5% ±2
  HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
        Total population 25,213 ±34 25,213% (x)
              Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,312 ±544 9% ±2
                    Mexican 1,435 ±503 6% ±2
                    Puerto Rican 55 ±78 0% ±0
                    Cuban 62 ±70 0% ±0
                    Other Hispanic or Latino 760 ±336 3% ±1
              Not Hispanic or Latino 22,901 ±553 91% ±2
                    White alone 17,851 ±706 71% ±3
                    Black or African American alone 3,801 ±653 15% ±3
                    American Indian and Alaska Native alone 134 ±61 1% ±0
                    Asian alone 445 ±275 2% ±1
                    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 12 ±21 0% ±0
                    Some other race alone 0 ±24 0% ±0
                Two or more races 658 ±235 3% ±1
                      Two races including Some other race 74 ±65 0% ±0
                      Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races 584 ±231 2% ±1
        Total housing units 11,154 ±403 (x) (x)
  CITIZEN, VOTING AGE POPULATION
        Citizen, 18 and over population 19,699 ±535 19,699% (x)
                Male 9,471 ±529 48% ±2
                Female 10,228 ±451 52% ±2
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