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Athens, Georgia (GA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents



31.1% of Athens, GA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 51.9% greater than the poverty level of 14.9% across the entire state of Georgia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 53.8% of high school graduates and 46.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 27.2% among disabled males and 33.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 90.3%. For comparison, it was 50.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Athens, GA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Athens:

31.1%
Whole state:

14.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Athens:

19.1%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Athens:

27.2%
Georgia:

15.4%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 16.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Athens:

13.5%
Georgia:

28.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Athens:

33.6%
Georgia:

21.4%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 17.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Athens:

16.5%
Georgia:

29.6%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

90.3%
Residents above poverty level:

50.3%

Poverty by age in Athens, GA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Athens
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Athens,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.9%Under 5 years
  • 36.5%5 years
  • 39.6%6 to 11 years
  • 12.3%12 to 14 years
  • 55.5%15 years
  • 32.5%16 and 17 years
  • 60.1%18 to 24 years
  • 21.5%25 to 34 years
  • 16.1%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 16.8%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 7.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Athens
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Athens,GA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.9%Under 5 years
  • 16.6%5 years
  • 18.8%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 12.4%15 years
  • 22.3%16 and 17 years
  • 72.0%18 to 24 years
  • 17.3%25 to 34 years
  • 29.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.6%45 to 54 years
  • 14.9%55 to 64 years
  • 14.8%65 to 74 years
  • 12.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Athens, GA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Athens,GA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.9%Under 5 years
  • 18.4%5 years
  • 10.7%6 to 11 years
  • 13.1%12 to 14 years
  • 12.8%15 years
  • 12.4%16 and 17 years
  • 46.8%18 to 24 years
  • 9.5%25 to 34 years
  • 8.2%35 to 44 years
  • 4.3%45 to 54 years
  • 3.9%55 to 64 years
  • 3.7%65 to 74 years
  • 2.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Athens, GA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Athens, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Athens, GA (%)
  • 30.7%White
  • 31.9%Black
  • 34.0%American Indian
  • 32.4%Asian
  • 28.4%Other race
  • 29.1%2+ races
  • 30.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Athens, GA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Athens, GA (absolute numbers)
  • 14,763White
  • 7,282Black
  • 76American Indian
  • 1,967Asian
  • 861Other race
  • 6482+ races
  • 2,688Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 31.6%Below poverty level
  • 68.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 27.4%Below poverty level
  • 72.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Athens, GA

Children below poverty level:
Athens, Georgia:

27.7%
State:

20.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Athens:

53.8%
Georgia:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Athens:

46.5%
Georgia:

44.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 35.7%Married-couple family
  • 20.9%Male, no wife present
  • 43.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Athens not in families by work experience
  • 1.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 70.8%Worked part-time
  • 27.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 9.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 19.0%Both worked part-time
  • 24.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 32.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 4.2%1995 to 1998
  • 11.8%1990 to 1994
  • 12.3%1980 to 1989
  • 14.3%1970 to 1979
  • 19.9%1960 to 1969
  • 12.5%1950 to 1959
  • 9.6%1940 to 1949
  • 14.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.5%1999 to 2000
  • 6.9%1995 to 1998
  • 7.6%1990 to 1994
  • 14.8%1980 to 1989
  • 19.6%1970 to 1979
  • 20.5%1960 to 1969
  • 13.2%1950 to 1959
  • 5.4%1940 to 1949
  • 9.4%1939 or earlier
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