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Athens city, Alabama

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Athens city, Alabama
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 26,247
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 26,247
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 21,890
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 19.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,897
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,808
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 64.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $143,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,120
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $355
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $613
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 9,256
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 7.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 79.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 69.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 27.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 58.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 68,195
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 610,018
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 240,106
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 544,820
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $23,214
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 22.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $47,741
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $28,716
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 2,290
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,156
Women-owned firms, 2012 777
Minority-owned firms, 2012 376
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,774
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 283
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,864
Population per square mile, 2010 553.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 39.54
FIPS Code 0102956
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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