Athens Limestone County, Alabama

Athens: County seat of Limestone County, Alabama, United States

About

Athens is a city located in the county of Limestone in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 21,897. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 28,643 inhabitants.

The city was created 203 years ago in 1818.

Athens Quick Facts

Population : 28,643 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Limestone County
Postal code : 35611, 35613, 35614
Phone Area Codes : 256
Water as percent of area : 0.64%
Land as percent of area : 99.36%
Named for : Athens
Altitude : 2,618 feet / 798 meters
Capital city : Athens is capital of Limestone County
Establishment : November 11, 1818 (203 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 23:07:28 (3rd October 2022)
Population growth : 23.55% (2010-2020)
Athens locator map
Location of Athens on Alabama map.
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Limestone County Courthouse Athens Alabama 01
Limestone County Courthouse  Athens  Alabama 01 image

Geography

Athens is located at 34°48'9"N 86°58'20"W (34.8024300, -86.9721900).

Athens map

Demographics

The population of Athens increased by 23.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1960 9,330 - census
1970 14,360 35.03% census
1980 14,558 1.36% census
1990 16,901 13.86% census
2000 18,967 10.89% census
2010 21,897 13.38% census
2011 22,790 3.92% estimation process
2012 23,390 2.57% estimation process
2013 23,836 1.87% estimation process
2014 24,451 2.52% estimation process
2015 24,870 1.68% estimation process
2016 25,263 1.56% estimation process
2017 25,719 1.77% estimation process
2018 26,441 2.73% estimation process
2019 27,366 3.38% estimation process
2020 28,643 4.46% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 27,366
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 21,878
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 25.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 25,406
April 1, 2010 Population : 21,897
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.7%
People over 65 (%) : 18.1%
Female persons, % : 51.8%
White only, percent : 75.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.8%
Asians alone % : 1.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.3%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.5%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 7.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 71.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,692
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 4.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.7%

Athens zip code is 35611. County name: Limestone, County fips: 01083

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $161,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,186
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $391
2015-2019 median gross rent : $664
2015-2019 Households : 9,397
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.69
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 68,195
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 610,018
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 544,820
2012 total retail sales per capita : $23,214
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,165
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $30,061
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,290
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,156
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 777
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 376
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,774
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 283
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,864
2010 population per square mile : 553.8
2010 land area in square miles : 39.54
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.7%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $161,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,186
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $391
2015-2019 median gross rent : $664
2015-2019 Households : 9,397
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.69
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 11.1%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.3%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 68,195
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 610,018
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 544,820
2012 total retail sales per capita : $23,214
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $53,165
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $30,061
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,290
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,156
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 777
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 376
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,774
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 283
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,864
2010 population per square mile : 553.8
2010 land area in square miles : 39.54

Best Things to Do in Athens

1 Big Spring Park

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2 Alabama Veteran's Museum

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3 Robert Allen Tinnon Park

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4 Jimmy Gill Park

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5 Founders Hall, Athens State University

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Where ot Eat in Athens

1 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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2 Burger King

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3 Hardee's

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4 Fiesta Mexicana

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5 Subway

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Where to Stay in Athens

1 Hampton Inn & Suites Athens-I-65 (Huntsville Area)

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2 Quality Inn Athens I-65 / Huntsville Area West

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People born in Athens (36)

People born in Athens, including Confederate Army soldier William N. Richardson, politician, United States Representative for Alabama's 6th Disrict from 1885 to 1887 John Mason Martin, basketball player/coach Keith Askins, .

List

  • Nicholas Davis Jr. (American politician) he was born in 14/01/1825
  • Don Black (American white nationalist) he was born in 01/01/1953
  • Andy Nelson (American football safety) he was born in 27/05/1933
  • C. Eric Lincoln (Professor of Religion and of Sociology) he was born in 23/06/1924
  • Gary Redus (American baseball player) he was born in 01/11/1956
  • Lee Vickers (Player of American football) he was born in 13/03/1981
  • P. O. Davis (American educator) he was born in 15/08/1890
  • Patti J. Malone (American musician) she was born in 01/01/1858
  • Roger Murrah (American musician) he was born in 20/11/1946
  • Tom Calvin (American football player) he was born in 13/06/1926
  • Wally Bullington (American football player and coach)
  • Wayne Redmond (baseball player) he was born in 25/11/1945
  • Woody Abernathy (baseball player) he was born in 16/10/1908
  • Sheila Andrews (American country music singer) she was born in 01/01/1953
  • Charles Coleman Thach (President of Auburn University) he was born in 15/03/1860
  • Robert Thach (American golfer) he was born in 09/11/1866
  • Pryor Williams (American football player (1893-1948)) he was born in 26/12/1893
  • Floyd McDaniel (American singer) he was born in 21/07/1915

Schools in Athens

College & universities near Athens, AL

Code Name City ZIP
100812 Athens State University Athens (AL) 35611

Post offices near Athens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Athen Post Office Athens (AL) 35611

Other cities in Limestone County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Limestone County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Elkmont 528 Town in Alabama, United States
Mooresville 60 Town in Limestone County, Alabama, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Athens distances to largest Alabama cities