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Athens
  • City in Georgia

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

editorial

Athens is a city in Georgia with a population of 126,672. Athens is in Clarke County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Athens offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Athens there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Athens and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Athens are above average.

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About Athens...
Population
126,672

Home Listings

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,300
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Athens Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    420.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    119.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    52.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    330.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,032.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    269.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    27%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

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