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Living In Athens, TN

Athens, Tennessee is a small city with a population of approximately 13,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%). The majority of residents own their homes in Athens, and 40% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $668 a month, which is $215/month less than the state average.

Averaging about 21 minutes, the commute time for Athens residents is quicker than the Tennessee average of about 25 minutes. Many residents (35%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used much. Not many residents commute to work on foot.

Many Athens residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of almost $47,000, Athens workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in Tennessee. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Athens has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or GED (27%). Further, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.


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