Athens, TX

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Population

12,653

1.12% decline

Poverty Rate

26.9%


Median Age

33.4


Median Household Income

$40,590

0.21% growth

Number of Employees

4,757

0.168% decline

Median Property Value

$93,700

1.58% decline

About

In 2017, Athens, TX had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $40,590. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Athens, TX declined from 12,796 to 12,653, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,505 to $40,590, a 0.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Athens, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.2%), White (Hispanic) (24.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.6%). N/A% of the people in Athens, TX speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Athens, TX are Trinity Valley Community College (1,482 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Athens, TX is $93,700, and the homeownership rate is 54.9%. Most people in Athens, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Athens, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Athens, TX employs 4.76k people. The largest industries in Athens, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (824 people), Educational Services (785 people), and Manufacturing (543 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,653), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,194), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,702).

Median household income in Athens, TX is $40,590. Males in Athens, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Athens, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,590

2017 value

± $6,625

0.21%

1 Year Growth

± 22.6%

Households in Athens, TX have a median annual income of $40,590, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,505 in 2016, which represents a 0.21% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Athens, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Athens, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9513

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Athens, TX was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $53,352, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9513, with respective values of $43,996 and $42,438.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Athens, TX (3.11k out of 11.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,100 ± 433

  2. Hispanic

    1,354 ± 336

  3. Black

    771 ± 266

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Athens, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.76k

2017 Value

± 584

-0.168%

1 Year decline

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Athens, TX declined at a rate of -0.168%, from 4.77k employees to 4.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Athens, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (578 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (480 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Athens, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Athens, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (741 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (578 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (480 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Athens, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.1 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.67 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Athens, TX, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($73,482), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,838), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($59,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.76k

2017 Value

± 584

-0.168%

1 Year decline

± 17.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Athens, TX declined at a rate of -0.168%, from 4.77k employees to 4.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Athens, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (824 people), Educational Services (785 people), and Manufacturing (543 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Athens, TX, though some of these residents may live in Athens, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Athens, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (824 people), Educational Services (785 people), and Manufacturing (543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Athens, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.76 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.95 times), and Educational Services (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Athens, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($84,653), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,194), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,702).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

78.7% of the population of Athens, TX has health coverage, with 31% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.742% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Athens, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Athens, TX see 2652 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (2265 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3073 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2350 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,652 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, TX see an average of 2,652 patients per year. This represents a 17.1% increase from the previous year (2,265 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

21.3%

Uninsured

31%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

0.742%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Athens, TX declined by 7.91% from 23.1% to 21.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Athens, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Athens, TX is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Athens, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.78k people).

In 2017, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.73k people) in Athens, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Athens, TX was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Athens, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Athens, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.78k people

15.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.94k people

As of 2017, 14% of Athens, TX residents (1.78k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Athens, TX was 15.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

88%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89% of Athens, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Athens, TX was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Athens, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.73k ± 551

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.09k ± 518

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2k ± 351

In 2017, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.73k people) in Athens, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Athens, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    236 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    114 ± 81

  3. World War II

    88 ± 84

Athens, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Athens, TX awarded 1,482 degrees. The student population of Athens, TX is skewed towards women, with 1,873 male students and 2,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Athens, TX are White (865 and 58.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (274 and 18.5%), Black or African American (215 and 14.5%), and Unknown (59 and 3.98%).

The largest universities in Athens, TX by number of degrees awarded are Trinity Valley Community College (1,482 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Athens, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (643 and 43.4%), Registered Nursing (106 and 7.15%), and Welding Technology (101 and 6.82%).

The median tuition costs in Athens, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 643 degrees awarded

  2. 106 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Athens, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 643 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,482 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Athens, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Trinity Valley Community College with 1,482 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

742

Degrees Awarded to Men

740

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 742 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Athens, TX, which is 1 times more than the 740 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Athens, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    865 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    274 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    215 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Athens, TX were to White students. These 865 degrees mean that there were 3.16 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 274 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Athens, TX was $93,700 in 2017, which is 0.408 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,200 to $93,700, a 1.58% decrease. The homeownership rate in Athens, TX is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Athens, TX have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Athens, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$93,700

2017 Median

± $13,143

$95,200

2016 Median

± $13,230

In 2017, the median property value in Athens, TX declined from to $93,700 from the previous year's value of $95,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Athens, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Athens, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$40,590

Median Household Income

± $6,625

4.12k

Number of Households

± 503

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.12k households in Athens, TX grew to $40,590 from the previous year's value of $40,505.

The following chart displays the households in Athens, TX 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Athens, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Athens, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%

2017 Homeownership

55.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.9% of the housing units in Athens, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Athens, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Athens, TX have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Athens, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Walked

    1.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Athens, TX was Drove Alone (84.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Walked (1.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Athens, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Athens, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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