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Athens has the 1249th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 14.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Athens is part of the Huntsville metro area. Unemployment in the Huntsville area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Huntsville has the 97th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Athens is above average at $52,620, and the median cost of a home in Athens is $140,000, which is below the national average. 27% of workers in Athens hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Athens. 87% of Athens workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 2% walk. People in Athens spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Athens Career Center

406 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL 35611