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Athens, GA: What you need to know

Home to the University of Georgia, Athens is as much a city of knowledge as its Greek counterpart. Located 78 miles east of Atlanta, Athens has a rich culture and thriving music scene, which ranked the city on our Top 10 Best Music Scenes list. This college town also has year-round recreation activities, restaurants and more than 65 downtown shops, which help support the local small-business economy.

Athens, GA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 119,684
Median Age 26
Median Household Income $32,010
Median Home Price $150,500
Walkscore 25

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Real Estate in Athens, GA

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Athens, GA Demographics

Median Population in Athens, GA

Median Age 26.4%
Age 18 Over 82.7%
Age 21 Over 68.1%
Age 62 Over 11.5%
Age 65 Over 9.2%

Race in Athens, GA

  Ethnicity White 64.6%
  Ethnicity Black 26.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 4.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 2.1%

Population By Gender in Athens, GA

  Male 47.5%
  Female 52.5%

Language in Athens, GA

  English Only 85.6%
  English Other 14.4%

Economics in Athens, GA

  Median Household Income $32,010
  Median Home Price $150,500
  Homes Owned 60%
  Homes Rent 40%
  Median Property Rent $789

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19.3 MINUTES
in Athens, GA

Commute Types in Athens, GA

  Walked 4.2%
  Worked at Home 2.8%
  Public Transportation 4.1%
  Other Means 2.8%
  Drove Alone 74.5%
  Carpooled 11.4%

25/100
WALK SCORE
for Athens, GA

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 242
In Athens, GA

 
5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Athens, GA