Athens, AL
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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.

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%: 25.60% of adults in Athens 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.