Demographics

Demographics are taken from 2019 Census statistics, unless otherwise noted.

Demographic Estimate
Population 127,315 (2019 estimate)
University of Georgia Enrollment (UGA Athens only) 38,091 (Fall 2021)
Median Age 28.0 years old
Gender 48% male / 52% female (2018)
High school graduates (age 25 and up) 87.9%
Bachelor's degree (age 25 and up) 44.0%
Poverty (all ages) 29.9% (individuals)
Median household income  $38,311
Unemployment (GA Department of Labor, November 2021) 2.1%
   
Racial Makeup  
White 58.0% (2019 estimate)
Black 24.7% (2019 estimate)
Hispanic or Latino 11.2% (may be any race - 2019 estimate) 
Asian 3.9% (2019 estimate)
Other 12.8% (2019 estimate)

Athens-Clarke County is the 19th most populous of Georgia's 159 counties and 6th most populous of Georgia's 537 cities (2019).