Athens, TN Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 6,069 housing units in Athens. This represents a 17.1% growth from 5,184 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 5,971 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 98 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Athens is about 60.7%. Athens's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.3%. Average household size is 2.28 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Athens were built after 1967.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.50%
One Bedroom12.80%
Two Bedrooms30.90%
Three Bedrooms42.90%
Four Bedrooms10.20%
Five Bedrooms or more1.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.49
Median year structure was built1964
Median Value of occupied units$76,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$62,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.95
Median year structure was built1973
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$300

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage6.10%
Home Equity Loan5.30%
Simple Mortgage50.80%
Debt Free37.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18%