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Athens, Texas

Athens is a city located in Henderson County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 11,297. It is the county seat of Henderson County6.

Geography Athens is located at 32°12'10" North, 95°50'57" West (32.202782, -95.849140)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.0 km² (17.0 mi²). 37.9 km² (14.6 mi²) of it is land and 6.1 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.85% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 11,297 people, 4,110 households, and 2,807 families residing in the city. The population density is 298.3/km² (772.8/mi²). There are 4,549 housing units at an average density of 120.1/km² (311.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 72.14% White, 19.23% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.17% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 17.37% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,110 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% are married couples living together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $29,372, and the median income for a family is $35,359. Males have a median income of $27,388 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,561. 18.3% of the population and 14.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.5% are under the age of 18 and 16.7% are 65 or older.

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