Athens, TN
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Athens is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 13,688 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Athens is the 43rd largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Athens isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Athens are a mix 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 (12.60%), sales jobs (8.02%), and maintenance occupations (7.82%).

Being a small city, Athens does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Athens overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Athens, 23.01% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Athens in 2010 was $18,166, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,664 for a family of four. However, Athens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Athens is a somewhat 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 German, English, French , and Scottish.

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