Athens Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Athens, AL

General Athens Information

State: Alabama

County: Limestone County

Close cities: Tanner, AL, Ardmore, AL, Madison, AL, Capshaw, AL, Harvest, AL, Toney, AL, Decatur, AL, Mooresville, AL, Rogersville, AL, Elkmont, AL

Athens Population (census data)
Total 22,936 (+16.2% since 2000)
Male 10,849 (47.3%)
Female 12,087 (52.7%)

Population Density: 583 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 80.9 (US Avg is 100)

Athens Elevation: 720 feet above sea level

Land Area: 39.3 square miles

Median Household Income: $42,318

Zip Codes: 35611, 35612, 35614, and 35613.

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Athens Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (75.1%)
  • Black (18.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • United States (18.7%)
  • English (9.1%)
  • Irish (8.8%)
  • German (6.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.1%)
  • Subsaharan African (1.6%)
Foriegn Born: 566 people (2.5%)
  • Latin America (90.0%)
  • Asia (10.0%)

Local Athens Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Atlanta Braves
NFL Football: Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons
NBA Basketball: Atlanta Hawks, , Memphis Grizzlies
NHL Hockey: Nashville Predators
NCAA Sports: University of Alabama, Alabama A&M University, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College

Athens School Information

High Schools
Athens High School (100 Highway 31 N, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
Clements High School (7730 Highway 72 W, Athens, AL, 35611 - Limestone County District)
East Limestone High School (15641 E Limestone Road, Athens, AL, 35613 - Limestone County District)
Middle Schools
Athens Middle School (601 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
Elementary Schools
Athens Elementary School (515 N Madison Street, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
Brookhill Elementary School (320 Brookhill Drive, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
James L Cowart Elementary School (1701 W Hobbs Street, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
Johnson Elementary School (21360 Highway 251, Athens, AL, 35613 - Limestone County District)
Julian Newman Elementary School (517 Julian Newman Drive, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)
Owens Elementary School (21465 Highway 99, Athens, AL, 35614 - Limestone County District)
Piney Chapel Elementary School (20835 Elkton Road, Athens, AL, 35614 - Limestone County District)
Reid Elementary School (15199 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL, 35611 - Limestone County District)
Other/Private Schools
Athens Intermediate School (1916 U.S. Highway 72 W, Athens, AL, 35611 - Athens City School District District)

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