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Athens, TN
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Athens profile


Living in Athens



Athens is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 14,371 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Athens is the 42nd largest community in Tennessee.

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.

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, 22.70% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Athens in 2018 was $25,963, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,852 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, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

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