Athens is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,788 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Athens is the 190th largest community in Texas.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens who work in office and administrative support (14.79%), maintenance occupations (13.09%), and management occupations (7.02%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.72 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Athens citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.69% of adults 25 and older in Athens have a college degree.
The per capita income in Athens in 2010 was $22,059, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,236 for a family of four. However, Athens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Athens is an extremely 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. Athens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Athens include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and French .
Athens also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.15%.
The most common language spoken in Athens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.