Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia


City in the United States
State Georgia
County Clarke County
Coordinates 33°57’19″N, 83°22’59″WL
Surface 306.2 km²
– country 305 km²
– water 1.2 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(417 inhabitant/km²)
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.

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 10 miles of Athens-Clarke County.

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

Athens, Georgia

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