|City in the United States|
|– country||305 km²|
|– water||1.2 km²|
(April 1, 2020)
|Athens City Hall|
According to Smber, Athens (‘Athens-Clarke County’) is a city in the US state of Georgia and has a population of 100,266 inhabitants. This makes it the 239th city in the United States (2000). Its surface area is 305.0 km², making it the 50th largest city.
In Athens is the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a botanical garden.
8% of the population is older than 65 and 29.9% consists of single -person households. Unemployment is 2.7 % (census figures 2000).
Hispanics and Latinos make up about 6.4% of the population of Athens, 27.4% are of African origin and 3.1% of Asian origin.
The population increased from 86,520 in 1990 to 100,266 in 2000.
In January the average temperature is 5.4 °C, in July it is 26.4 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1263.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
Athens is known for its rich music history. In addition to REM, one of the biggest bands in the world in the early 90s, The B-52’s and the indie bands Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal, among others, come from the city.
The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Athens-Clarke County.
- Arnoldsville (16 km)
- Bishop (16 km)
- Bogart (14 km)
- Hull (10km)
- Watkinsville (11 km)
- Winterville (9 km)
Born in Athens
- Kim Basinger (1953), actress
- Jeff Daniels (1955), actor
- Brian Kemp (1963), Governor of Georgia
- Madeleine Peyroux (1973), singer
- Kathleen Hersey (1990), swimmer