Athens, OH

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
61,276
2.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.2
5.57% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.4%
4.07% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,750
3.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$161,700
7.23% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,218
1.48% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Athens, OH had a population of 61.3k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $48,750. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Athens, OH declined from 62,933 to 61,276, a −2.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,061 to $48,750, a 3.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Athens, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Athens, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Athens, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Athens, OH are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,599 degrees awarded in 2022), Hocking College (540 degrees), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (27 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Athens, OH was $161,700, and the homeownership rate was 60.7%.

Most people in Athens, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Athens, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Athens, OH is home to a population of 61.3k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.97% of Athens, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.43k people).

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Athens, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Athens, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Athens, OH was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Athens, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    54.8k ± 120
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.93k ± 273
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.6k ± 223
2.01%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2022, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (54.8k people) in Athens, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.01% of the people in Athens, OH are hispanic (1.23k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.43k people
4.06%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.55k people

As of 2022, 3.97% of Athens, OH residents (2.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Athens, OH was 4.06%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,103 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    818 ± 265
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    421 ± 111

Athens, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Athens, OH employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Athens, OH are Educational Services (6,804 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,238 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,633 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,804), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,125), and Wholesale Trade ($51,008).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,226
−1.48%
1 Year decline
± 6.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Athens, OH declined at a rate of −1.48%, from 28.6k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Athens, OH, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,733 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,799 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,723 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Athens, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2022 Value
± 1,226
−1.48%
1 Year decline
± 6.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Athens, OH declined at a rate of −1.48%, from 28.6k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Athens, OH, are Educational Services (6,804 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,238 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (3,633 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Athens, OH, though some of these residents may live in Athens, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,223
Median earning men ± $4,733
$25,335
Median earning women ± $2,555

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($52,984), Manufacturing ($46,656), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,212).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,192), Public Administration ($37,500), and Construction ($33,675).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 495
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 292
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 258
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Athens, OH awarded 10,166 degrees. The student population of Athens, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,621 male students and 15,515 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Athens, OH are White (8,038 and 81.8%), followed by Black or African American (611 and 6.22%), Hispanic or Latino (415 and 4.22%), and Two or More Races (317 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Athens, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,599 and 94.4%), Hocking College (540 and 5.31%), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (27 and 0.266%).

The most popular majors in Athens, OH are Registered Nursing (1,792 and 17.6%), General Business Administration & Management (403 and 3.96%), and Business Analytics (365 and 3.59%).

The median tuition cost in Athens, OH for a public four year colleges is $13,352 for in-state students and $23,720 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Athens, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,136 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,136 students enrolled in Athens, OH, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20,296 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 222 degrees awarded
  2. 1,714 degrees awarded
  3. 225 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Athens, OH was Business Analytics with 222 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Athens, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,599 degrees awarded
  2. 540 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Main Campus with 9,599 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,879 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Athens, OH, which is 0.617 times less than the 6,287 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 8,038 degrees mean that there were 13.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 611 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($13,352) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,580) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($918) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Athens, OH was $161,700 in 2022, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,800 to $161,700, a 7.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Athens, OH is 60.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Athens, OH have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Athens, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Athens, OH is $48,750. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Athens, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

Property

$161,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,053
$13,698
Median Property Taxes
±$805

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Athens, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.7%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.7% of the housing units in Athens, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Athens, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $123,995, followed by Union County, OH and Warren County, OH, with respective values of $104,496 and $103,128.

The following map shows all of the counties in Athens, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$48,750
Median Household Income
± $3,695
22.6k
Number of Households
± 1,065

In 2022, the median household income of the 22.6k households in Athens, OH grew to $48,750 from the previous year's value of $47,061.

The following chart displays the households in Athens, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Athens, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.6%)
  2. Walked (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.22%)

In 2022, 68.6% of workers in Athens, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (9.22%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Athens, OH have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.61% of the workforce in Athens, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Athens, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Athens, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Athens, OH (13k out of 53.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Athens, OH is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94% of the population of Athens, OH has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ohio in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 34.6% between 18 and 34 years, 32.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.96%
Uninsured
52.8%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Athens, OH declined by 0.546% from 6% to 5.96%.

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