Athens is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 24,966 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (11.04%), and management occupations (9.57%).
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Athens doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Athens is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.60% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Athens in 2010 was $28,371, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,484 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 Irish, German, European, and French .
The most common language spoken in Athens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.