Athens, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 13,220. Estimated population in 2021: 13,878 (+5.0% change)
Males: 6,066 (45.9%), Females: 7,154 (54.1%)

McMinn County

Zip codes: 37303.

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $29,277
Median house value: $76,500

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.1%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (24.3%), Irish (9.2%), English (8.4%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Scottish (1.7%).

Elevation: 867 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2.2% Foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +868 (+7.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Athens:

  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1114 WEST MADISON AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 50 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 51 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 85 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:

  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 6 miles; ATHENS, TN; Abbreviation: MMI)
  • CHILHOWEE (about 16 miles; BENTON, TN; Abbreviation: 92A)
  • MONROE COUNTY (about 18 miles; MADISONVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: MNV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Athens:

  • TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 674; Location: PO BOX 40; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.twcnet.edu)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT ATHENS (Full-time enrollment: 212; Location: 1635 VO TECH DR; Public; Website: www.athens.tec.tn.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:

  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 56 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 58 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)

Schools

Public high school in Athens:

  • MCMINN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,409; Location: 2215 CONGRESS PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Athens:

  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 147; Location: 261 CO RD 439; Grades: PK – 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (Students: 36; Location: P O BOX 1555; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Athens:

  • ATHENS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 200 KEITH LA; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • CITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 203 KEITH LA; Grades: KG – 03)
  • ROGERS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 137 COUNTY 82 RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • INGLESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 200 GUILLE ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • E K BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 1044 CO 172 RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 700 WESTSIDE ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • NORTH CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 1601 PALOS ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Athens:

  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH S (Students: 22; Location: 235 DELAY STREET; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • ATHENS PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN S (Students: 12; Location: 736 SOUTHERN PARKWAY; Grades: KG – 11)

Libraries

Library in Athens:

  • E.G. FISHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $267,027; Location: 1289 INGLESIDE AVENUE; 48,551 books; 923 audio materials; 1,061 video materials; 96 serial subscriptions)

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