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Athens, Clarke County Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Athens, Clarke County Area is 196,287. The Athens, Clarke County Area population density is 189.64 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 166.73 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Athens, Clarke County Area is white, which represent 73.26% of the total population. The average Athens, Clarke County Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 196,287. #215

Population Density, #185

Athens, Clarke County Area
189.64 per square mile
166.73 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:143,791 (73.26%, #688)
Black:38,082 (19.40%, #138)
Hispanic:16,012 (8.16%, #315)
Asian:6,722 (3.42%, #96)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):347 (0.18%, #728)
One Race, Other:3,279 (1.67%, see rank)
Two or More Races:4,066 (2.07%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:10,437 (65.18%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,037 (6.48%, see rank)
Cuban:391 (2.44%, see rank)
Central American:2,580 (16.11%, see rank)
South American:1,081 (6.75%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:2,175 (32.36%, see rank)
Chinese:1,982 (29.49%, see rank)
Filipino:547 (8.14%, see rank)
Japanese:115 (1.71%, see rank)
Korean:794 (11.81%, see rank)
Vietnamese:448 (6.66%, see rank)
Asian, Other:661 (9.83%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

168,926 (86.06%) out of the total population of 196,287 reported first ancestry.

 Athens, Clarke County Area% of the Total PopulationGeorgiaU.S.
Arab6910.35%, see rank0.29%0.56%
Czech5090.26%, see rank0.14%0.47%
Danish3160.16%, see rank0.14%0.42%
Dutch1,5380.78%, see rank0.76%1.40%
English19,64510.01%, see rank8.23%8.02%
French3,8931.98%, see rank1.68%3.34%
German18,4629.41%, see rank7.23%15.03%
Greek4770.24%, see rank0.20%0.41%
Hungarian4760.24%, see rank0.19%0.46%
Irish17,7479.04%, see rank8.10%10.80%
Italian4,7172.40%, see rank2.26%5.52%
Norwegian1,2630.64%, see rank0.37%1.42%
Polish2,8531.45%, see rank1.06%3.01%
Portuguese2880.15%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian1,2580.64%, see rank0.42%0.92%
Scotch-Irish4,3632.22%, see rank1.24%0.99%
Scottish6,4073.26%, see rank1.75%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,1930.61%, see rank1.81%0.95%
Swedish1,5360.78%, see rank0.46%1.27%
Swiss4440.23%, see rank0.11%0.30%
Ukrainian1390.07%, see rank0.13%0.31%
American25,62613.06%, see rank11.81%7.12%
Welsh1,3440.68%, see rank0.40%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 94,472 (48.13%, see rank)
Females: 101,815 (51.87%, see rank)

Athens, Clarke County Area
Male: 48.13%
Female: 51.87%
Male: 48.83%
Female: 51.17%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Athens, Clarke County Area
30.70 years old
35.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Athens, Clarke County Area
30.20 years old
34.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Athens, Clarke County Area
31.10 years old
37.00 years old
38.80 years old

 Athens, Clarke County Area% of the Total PopulationGeorgiaU.S.
Under 5 years11,3515.78%, see rank6.77%6.36%
5 to 9 years11,3735.79%, see rank7.07%6.51%
10 to 14 years10,8775.54%, see rank7.10%6.59%
15 to 19 years19,2059.78%, see rank7.15%6.85%
20 to 24 years28,19414.36%, see rank7.20%7.13%
25 to 34 years28,40114.47%, see rank13.68%13.47%
35 to 44 years22,92811.68%, see rank14.00%12.96%
45 to 54 years22,49011.46%, see rank14.09%14.09%
55 to 64 years20,00410.19%, see rank11.45%12.29%
65 to 74 years12,7886.51%, see rank6.93%7.64%
75 to 84 6,0113.06%, see rank3.34%4.25%
85 years and over2,6651.36%, see rank1.22%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Athens, Clarke County AreaGeorgiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population115,287, 100%6,410,416209,056,129
Less Than High School16,530, 14.34%, see rank14.97%13.67%
High School Graduate30,011, 26.03%, see rank28.58%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree29,129, 25.27%, see rank28.14%29.09%
Bachelor Degree20,050, 17.39%, see rank17.92%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree19,567, 16.97%, see rank10.39%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.82, see rank13.4113.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Athens, Clarke County Area GeorgiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten5,64477.16%22.84%74.76%25.24%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)17,35388.79%, see rank11.21%, see rank90.88%9.12%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)8,52287.37%, see rank12.63%, see rank90.70%9.30%90.60%9.40%
College32,24594.44%, see rank5.56%, see rank80.55%19.45%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School6,60389.43%, see rank10.57%, see rank62.37%37.63%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Athens, Clarke County AreaGeorgiaU.S.
Total Households68,975, 100%3,540,690116,211,092
Average Household Size2.68, see rank2.722.63
1 Person Households19,917, 28.88%, see rank26.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households49,058, 71.12%, see rank73.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)40,909, 59.31%, see rank67.98%66.22%
Average Family Size3.38, see rank3.413.32
Married-Couple Family29,882, 43.32%, see rank47.85%48.42%
Nonfamily Households28,066, 40.69%, see rank32.02%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Athens, Clarke County Area%GeorgiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total162,686see rank7,832,615252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over77,437100%, see rank3,779,687123,281,364
Never Married35,68846.09%, see rank36.24%35.77%
Married34,04943.97%, see rank51.67%52.04%
Widowed1,7582.27%, see rank2.31%2.57%
Divorced5,9427.67%, see rank9.77%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over85,249100%, see rank4,052,928129,692,771
Never Married36,49642.81%, see rank30.53%29.48%
Married33,62239.44%, see rank47.98%49.19%
Widowed6,5597.69%, see rank8.62%9.16%
Divorced8,57210.06%, see rank12.86%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Athens, Clarke County Area%GeorgiaU.S.
Native181,23592.33%, see rank90.28%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence122,16762.24%, see rank55.29%58.73%
Born in Different State56,86128.97%, see rank33.68%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2,2071.12%, see rank1.31%1.42%
Foreign Born15,0527.67%, see rank9.72%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4,7802.44%, see rank3.75%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship10,2725.23%, see rank5.96%7.09%
Born In Europe1,6150.82%, see rank0.90%1.53%
Born In Asia4,8672.48%, see rank2.69%3.82%
Born In Africa4910.25%, see rank0.80%0.55%
Born In Oceania120.01%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America7,7623.95%, see rank5.12%6.83%
Born In Northern America3050.16%, see rank0.18%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Athens, Clarke County Area%GeorgiaU.S.
English61,62289.34%, see rank86.60%79.39%
Spanish4,0025.80%, see rank7.16%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,6202.35%, see rank3.13%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,4142.05%, see rank2.23%3.36%
Other3170.46%, see rank0.88%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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