Encyclopedia > Athens, Tennessee

  Article Content

Athens, Tennessee

Athens is a city located in McMinn County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,220. It is the county seat of McMinn County6.

Geography Athens is located at 35°26'53" North, 84°36'7" West (35.448171, -84.602069)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.1 km² (13.5 mi²). 35.1 km² (13.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 13,220 people, 5,550 households, and 3,590 families residing in the city. The population density is 377.0/km² (976.3/mi²). There are 6,086 housing units at an average density of 173.5/km² (449.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.33% White, 9.32% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.34% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 3.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,550 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% are married couples living together, 14.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,277, and the median income for a family is $39,563. Males have a median income of $32,170 versus $20,917 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,877. 18.4% of the population and 14.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.6% are under the age of 18 and 22.1% are 65 or older.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
U.S. presidential election, 1804

... Vote Party Running Mate(Electoral Votes) Thomas Jefferson (W) 162 Democratic-Republican George Clinton (162) Charles C. Pinckney[?] 14 Federalist Rufus ...

This page was created in 27.5 ms