Athens, TX Population

Population: 11,297. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,559 (+11.2% change)
Males: 5,356 (47.4%), Females: 5,941 (52.6%)

Henderson County

Zip code: 75751

Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $29,372
Median house value: $67,400

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.8%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Hispanic (17.4%)
  • Other race (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.4%), English (8.1%), Irish (8.0%), German (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Elevation: 492 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

12.3% Foreign born (11.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Athens:

  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ATHENS (2000 SOUTH PALESTINE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:

  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 33 miles; TYLER, TX; Abbreviation: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 81 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: GGG)
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 82 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:

  • ATHENS MUNI (about 5 miles; ATHENS, TX; Abbreviation: F44)
  • CANTON-HACKNEY (about 27 miles; CANTON, TX; Abbreviation: 7F5)
  • PALESTINE MUNI (about 32 miles; PALESTINE, TX; Abbreviation: PSN)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Athens:

  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,858; Location: 100 Cardinal Drive; Public; Website: www.tvcc.cc.tx.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:

  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 38 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 40 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,433)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 69 miles; KILGORE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,814)
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 69 miles; MESQUITE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,457)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE (about 72 miles; COMMERCE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,998)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,231)

Schools

Public high school in Athens:

  • ATHENS H S (Students: 985; Location: 708 E COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Athens:

  • SOUTH ATHENS EL (Students: 563; Location: 718 ROBBINS RD; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • BEL AIR EL (Students: 554; Location: 215 WILLOWBROOK DR; Grades: PK – 01)
  • ATHENS MIDDLE (Students: 508; Location: 6800 STATE HWY 19 S; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • ATHENS INT (Students: 473; Location: 307 MADOLE ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • R C FISHER CAMPUS (Students: 231; Location: 404 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD; Grades: 06 – 06)
  • ATHENS ANNEX (Students: 186; Location: 610 E COLLEGE; Grades: PK – PK)
Private primary/middle school in Athens:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 97; Location: 105 S CARROLL; Grades: KG – 5)

Libraries

Library in Athens:

  • HENDERSON CO./CLINT W. MURCHISON MEMORIAL LIB (Operating income: $149,167; Location: 121 S PRAIRIEVILLE ST; 52,407 books; 1,542 audio materials; 842 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)

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