Athens is a growing and diverse East Texas community with a large working-age population. Factors that contribute to Athens’s expanding population include a high quality of life, low cost of living, affordable housing, and abundant economic opportunities.

Athens Population

9 County Region

Athens is situated in a 9-county region with over 850,000 people between 18-65 and is the largest city and country seat of Henderson County. Within an easy commute to Athens, there is a wide range of potential employees, providing a large laborshed for companies to draw from. Over 75% of the population in Henderson Country owns a home, an ownership rate much higher than the US or Texas, which shows that people are here to stay.

Henderson County Population

Slightly more women than men reside in Henderson County, with more than 50% of residents of working age. 83.5% of residents over the age of 25 have obtained a high school diploma or higher.

  • Women: 51%

  • Men: 49%

  • Age 18-65: 56.3%

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