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Athens - Town vs. County Stats

Athens - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Athens: $317,200/Co. / County Avg $275,900


Avg Taxes in Athens: $15,600/Co. / County. Avg $15,800


Avg Sq. Ft. in Athens: 2,652/Co. / County Avg 2,446


Avg Price per/ft2 in Athens: $120/Co. / County Avg $113


Avg Walkscore in Athens: 30 / County Avg 30


Avg Year Built in Athens: 1985/Co. / County Avg 1984


Avg Days on Website in Athens: 121/Co. / County Avg 116


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Athens is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 122,604 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Athens is the fifth largest community in Georgia.

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 professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens who work in teaching (12.59%), sales jobs (11.29%) and office and administrative support (10.58%).

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Athens really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Athens is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Athens more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Athens’s character and quality of life.

Not only is Athens a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Athens Information and Demographics

The education level of Athens citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.32% of adults in Athens have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Athens in 2010 was $19,244, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,976 for a family of four. However, Athens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Athens also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 10.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Athens include German, English, Irish, Scottish, Italian and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Athens is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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