Athens is located in north Alabama. Athens is part of Limestone County. Athens has 39.54 square miles of land area and 0.25 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Athens population is 21,897, which has grown 15.45% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.48% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Athens median household income is $42,127 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 23.98% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 18.57% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Athens median house value is $134,200 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 47.15% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 45.59% and is lower than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Athens is better than the state average in quality. The Athens area code is 256.
Athens, AL Map, Border, and Nearby Locations
* Based on the U.S. 2010 Data