U.S. Beacon July 19, 2024

Athens, AL

Limestone County, Alabama

Latitude: 34.789602     Longitude: -86.969424
Population 20,972 (2005)
Elevation of Athens, Alabama: 700 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:0102956, place: Athens city, Alabama)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 4,635 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 299 (6.45%)
Kindergarten: 228 (4.92%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 2,123 (45.8%)
High school (grades 9-12): 1,010 (21.79%)
College or graduate school: 975 (21.04%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 12,710 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 1,310 (10.31%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 1,721 (13.54%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 3,516 (27.66%)
Some college, no degree: 2,469 (19.43%)
Associate degree: 549 (4.32%)
Bachelor's degree: 2,229 (17.54%)
Graduate or professional degree: 916 (7.21%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 76.2%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 15,250 (100%)
Never married: 3,385 (22.2%)
Now married, except separated: 8,364 (54.85%)
Separated: 287 (1.88%)
Total Widowed: 1,514 (9.93%)
Widowed Female: 1,339 (8.78%)
Total Divorced: 1,700 (11.15%)
Divorced Female: 917 (6.01%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 413 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 217 (52.54%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 14,556 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 1,808 (12.42%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 3,955 (100%)
--With a disability: 405 (10.24%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 10,614 (100%)
--With a disability: 2,369 (22.32%)
----Percent employed: 51.1%
--No disability: 8,245 (77.68%)
----Percent employed: 77.2%
Population 65 years and over: 2,699 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,481 (54.87%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 17,819 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 9,939 (55.78%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 7,660 (42.99%)
--Same county: 4,878 (27.38%)
--Different county: 2,782 (15.61%)
----Same state: 1,507 (8.46%)
----Different state: 1,275 (7.16%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 220 (1.23%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 19,084 (100%)
Native: 18,518 (97.03%)
--Born in United States: 18,397 (100%)
----State of residence: 13,840 (72.52%)
----Different state: 4,557 (23.88%)
--Born outside United States: 121 (0.63%)
Foreign born: 566 (2.97%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 336 (1.76%)
--Naturalized citizen: 186 (0.97%)
--Not a citizen: 380 (1.99%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 566 (100%)
Europe: 4 (0.71%)
Asia: 59 (10.42%)
Africa: 0 (0%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 503 (88.87%)
Northern America: 0 (0%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 17,819 (100%)
English only: 16,755 (94.03%)
Language other than English: 1,064 (5.97%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 578 (3.24%)
--Spanish: 836 (4.69%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 563 (3.16%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 187 (1.05%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 15 (0.08%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 34 (0.19%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 0 (0%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 19,084 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 15,138% (79.32%)
Arab: 7 (0.04%)
Czech: 6 (0.03%)
Danish: 0 (0%)
Dutch: 156 (0.82%)
English: 1,734 (9.09%)
French (except Basque): 184 (0.96%)
French Canadian: 13 (0.07%)
German: 1,200 (6.29%)
Greek: 15 (0.08%)
Hungarian: 0 (0%)
Irish: 1,664 (8.72%)
Italian: 154 (0.81%)
Lithuanian: 9 (0.05%)
Norwegian: 68 (0.36%)
Polish: 46 (0.24%)
Portuguese: 0 (0%)
Russian: 15 (0.08%)
Scotch-Irish: 396 (2.08%)
Scottish: 263 (1.38%)
Slovak: 0 (0%)
Subsaharan African: 312 (1.63%)
Swedish: 62 (0.32%)
Swiss: 8 (0.04%)
Ukrainian: 11 (0.06%)
United States or American: 3,548 (18.59%)
Welsh: 34 (0.18%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 6 (0.03%)
Other ancestries: 5,227 (27.39%)

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