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 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.
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.
Age 18-65: 56.3%