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Athens, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Athens had a population of 13,203 as of July 1, 2017. Athens ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 32.2049 and longitude -95.8381 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.79 sq. miles and a water area of 2.37 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

The City of Athens (GNIS ID: 2409747) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Athens is located within Athens Division of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Athens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Athens: Alvin.

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Athens, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,203
Daytime Population: Workers 11,030
Daytime Population: Residents 7,344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,374
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 12,309
Population in Familes 10,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 894
Population Density2 786
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $37,710
Average Household Income $56,373
Per Capita Income $21,244


Total Housing Units 5,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,578 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,210 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $112,928
Average Home Value $146,819


Total Households 4,788
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 3,121
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.54%
Households 0.42% 0.52%
Families 0.69% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Athens, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athens to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 214 88th
Population Density # 885 49th
Diversity Index # 149 91st
Median Household Income # 1311 25th
Per Capita Income # 1110 37th

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