Athens, AL
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Living in Athens


Athens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 26,247 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Athens is the 24th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Athens is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Athens is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), management occupations (9.86%), and sales jobs (8.11%).

Also of interest is that Athens has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Athens is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Athens who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.00% of adults in Athens have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Athens in 2010 was $28,716, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,864 for a family of four. However, Athens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Athens is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Athens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Athens residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Athens include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Athens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.