According to the most recent Athens Tennessee demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Athens depicts it has a Population 2021 of 13,961 which is the most of all places in the greater Athens region. Figure 3 uses the Athens population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Athens Tennessee depicts an increase of 503 (4%).
The total Athens Tennessee greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Athens shows it has a Population Change of 3.7% which is less than most other places in the surrounding region.
Looking at the Athens population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Athens Tennessee depicts it has 899 people per square mile which is the third most people per square mile of all other places in the greater Athens region. The next higher when sorted by population density is Englewood 6.6% larger with population density of 958. The city with the highest population density in the area is Etowah which depicts a people per square mile of 1,223 (36.1% larger). Figure 6 provides Athens demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Athens depicts it has a Median Age of 40.0 which is less than most other places in the metropolitan area. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Sweetwater which shows an age of 43.4 (8.5% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Athens population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Athens Tennessee has the largest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 13.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Athens population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Athens Tennessee has the largest proportion of White population at 8.1% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Athens Tennessee Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Athens shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 7.3% which is the largest of all places in the greater Athens region.
Athens Tennessee Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Athens households. Athens shows it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is in the mid range of other places in the metro area. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Riceville CDP which shows an average family size of 3.4 (11.7% larger).
Looking at Athens households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Athens shows it has a Married-couple family of 63% which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Etowah which shows a husband and wife family percent of 75% (18.1% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Athens shows it has a Birth Rate of 4.1% which is in the mid range of other places in the metro area. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Etowah which shows a birth rate of 29.3% ( quite a bit bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 in the mid range of other places in the greater region at 35% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 30% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Sweetwater with 35%. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 35% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Athens households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Athens depicts it has a Total Single People of 58% which is the largest of all places in the greater Athens region. Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Athens is 16.3% larger. Also, benchmarked against the state of Tennessee, percent of people who are single for any reason of 49%, Athens is 18.6% larger.
Athens Tennessee Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Athens residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Athens Tennessee has the largest proportion of citizens born In US at 2% of the total and is ranked #1. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 64% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Decatur with 100%.
Athens Tennessee Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
Data sources - Mouse over icon in upper right corner of each chart for information.