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Median resident age:  24.2 years
Georgia median age:  33.4 years

Zip code: 30605

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,619 (it was $24,957 in 2000)
Athens:

$28,619
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,474

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,173 (it was $107,200 in 2000)
Athens:

$160,173
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $200,238; Detached houses: $208,971; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,154; In 2-unit structures: $186,480; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,612; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,790; Mobile homes: $47,834
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  • White alone - 49,165 (64.3%)
  • Black alone - 19,185 (25.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4,172 (5.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2,789 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 924 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 116 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 113 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 36 (0.05%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athens: 207.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 758 feet




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According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 147 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Georgia as of November 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Athens to the number of sex offenders is 579 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Athens CCD:  0.9% ($921)
Georgia:  0.9% ($919)
Athens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (0.5 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (60.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (594.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Athens-Clarke County, GA (0.7 miles ), Winterville, GA (2.4 miles ), Watkinsville, GA (2.5 miles ), Hull, GA (2.6 miles) , Bogart, GA (3.0 miles ), Bishop, GA (3.1 miles) , Arnoldsville, GA (3.1 miles ), North High Shoals, GA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.95 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Classic City

Area code: 706

Athens household income distribution Athens home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Athens place center killed one person and injured 65 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.7 miles away from the place center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from Athens center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clarke County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Jeff Daniels - Actor, Mildred Lewis Rutherford - Educator, Bob Woodruff (American football) - College football player, Kim Basinger - (born 1953), actor, John Barrow (U.S. politician) - Politician, Frank H. Brumby - Navy admiral, George T. Heery - Architect, Alex Kendrick - Film actor, John Elder Robison - Memoirist, John Kasay - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Oct 27, 1969).


Hospitals/medical centers in Athens:

  • ATHENS EAST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2026 S MILLEDGE AVE, STREET A2)
  • ATHENS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1440 NORTH CHASE STREET)
  • ATHENS WEST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2047 PRINCE AVENUE SUITE A)
  • CLASSIC CITY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 2485 JEFFERSON ROAD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CLARK COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, 5105 JEFFERSON RD SUITE B)
  • ABC HOME HLTH OF ATHENS (Home Health Center, 860 KING AV)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1199 PRINCE AVE)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1199 PRINCE AVENUE)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES ( ATHENS ) (Hospital, 330 RESEARCH DRIVE, SUITE 130)
  • HOSPICE ADVANTAGE, INC (Hospital, 135 ATHENS WEST PARKWAY, SUITE A)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF ATHENS (Hospital, 575 RESEARCH DR, SUITE A)
  • SOUTHERNCARE ATHENS (Hospital, 5095 JEFFERSON RD SUITE110)
  • ST MARY'S HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1230 BAXTER STREET)
  • UNITED HOSPICE OF ATHENS (Hospital, 435 HAWTHORNE AVENUE # 200)
  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 139 ALPS RD)
  • ATHENS HERITAGE HOME INC (Nursing Home, 960 HAWTHORNE AV)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT GRANDVIEW (Nursing Home, 165 WINSTON DRIVE)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, 139 ALPS ROAD)
  • NEW HORIZON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 700 EPPS BRIDGE RD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - ATHENS HERITAGE (Nursing Home, 960 HAWTHORNE AVENUE)
  • UNIVERSITY NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 180 EPPS BRIDGE RD)

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Colleges/Universities in Athens:

  • University of Georgia (Full-time enrollment: 31,017; Public; Website: www.uga.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Athens Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,099; Location: 800 US Hwy 29 N; Public; Website: www.athenstech.edu)
  • Georgia Institute of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 101; Location: 3529 Atlanta Hwy; Private, for-profit; Website: GIC.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:

  • Gainesville State College (about 35 miles; Oakwood, GA; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 36 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,051)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 40 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,066)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 54 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • DeVry University-Georgia (about 55 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 2,230)
  • Georgia Perimeter College (about 55 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 11,522)
  • Emory University (about 56 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 12,059)

Public high schools in Athens:

Private high schools in Athens:

  • ATHENS ACADEMY (Students: 875; Location: 1281 SPARTAN LN; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MONSIGNOR DONOVAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 590 LAVENDER RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Athens:

Private elementary/middle schools in Athens:

  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 134 PRINCE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ATHENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC (Students: 279; Location: 3145 BARNETT SHOALS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WASECA LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (Students: 29; Location: 580 TALLASSEE RD; Grades: PK - 2)
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Library in Athens:

  • ATHENS REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $4,172,814; Location: 2025 BAXTER STREET; 367,123 books; 10,942 audio materials; 16,740 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 458 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Athens: Wilkins Industrial Park (A), Paradise Valley Industrial Park (B), Goldkist Industrial Park (C), College Station (D), Athens Country Club (E), Athens - Clarke County Fire Department Station 03 (F), Athens - Clarke County Fire Department Station 8 (G), Athens - Clarke County Fire Department Training Facility (H), Athens - Clarke County Fire Department Station 7 (I), Athens - Clarke County Fire Department Station 1 (J), Henry W Grady House (K), Waddel Hall (L), Tucker Hall (M), Terrell Hall (N), Stegeman Hall (O), Southeastern Poultry Research Laboratory (P), Southeastern Environmental Research Laboratory (Q), Soule Hall (R), Snelling Hall (S), Rutherford Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Beechwood Shopping Center (1), Willowood Plaza Shopping Center (2), Village at Cedar Shoals Shopping Center (3), Sky City Shopping Center (4), Shops of South Athens Shopping Center (5), Roberts Shopping Center (6), Homewood Shopping Center (7), Green Acres Shopping Center (8), Georgetown Square Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Athens include: Beech Haven Church (A), Young Harris Methodist Church (B), West End Baptist Church (C), Wesley Foundation (D), Talmadge Heights Baptist Church (E), Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (F), Saint Johns Holiness Church (G), Saint James Methodist Church (H), Presbyterian Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bates Cemetery (1), Morton Cemetery (2), Springfield Cemetery (3), Davis Cemetery (4), East Lawn Cemetery (5), Oconee Hill Cemetery (6), Puryear Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bullocks Lake (A), Thompson Lake (B), Dekle Lake (C), Peeler Pond (D), Pettit Lake (E), Athens Country Club Lake (F), J S Ivy Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Oconee River (A), Cedar Creek (B), Walton Creek (C), Trail Creek (D), Cubb Creek (E), North Oconee River (F), McNutt Creek (G), Malcolm Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Athens include: Athens Memorial Park (1), Athens Warehouse Historic District (2), Athens Zoo (3), Bishop Park (4), Bloomfield Street Historic District (5), Boulevard Historic District (6), Bowder Park (7), Chatham Park (8), Cobbham Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Georgia Museum of Art - Exhibition Info (Uga Campus) (1), Georgia Museum of Art (90 Carlton Street) (2), Georgia State Government - University of Georgia- Departmental Listings- Botanical Ga (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Callaway Building) (3), C & O Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2580 Commerce Road) (4), Brumby House Museum (280 East Dougherty Street) (5), Athens Welcome Center (280 East Dougherty Street) (6), Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (300 North Thomas Street) (7), Creative Group Tours (Tours & Charters; 1231 Twin Lakes Road) (8), All Seasons World Wide Travel Inc (Tours & Charters; 196 Alps Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Foundry Park Inn (295 East Dougherty Street) (1), Athens Days Inn (230 N Finley St) (2), Best Western Colonial Inn (170 North Milledge Avenue) (3), America's Best Inn (2715 Atlanta Highway) (4), Georgia Gameday Center (450 W Broad St) (5), Comfort Suites (255 North Avenue) (6), Bulldog Inn-Athens (Highway 441 North) (7), Day's Inn Athens (230 North Finley Street) (8), Hampton Inn Athens (2220 West Broad Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (355 East Hancock Avenue) (1), U S District Court (115 East Hancock Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Clarke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.88. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.88
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.26
U.S.:

9.39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.439
U.S.:

0.334

Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens and their reported violations in the past:

ATHENS-CLARKE CO WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 101000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-03-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-12-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-17-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and AUG-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2001)
PORT BASS I (Serves SC, Population served: 590, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1994 and JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-28-1995), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-1996)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TIMBER LAKE I (Serves SC, Population served: 202, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PORT BASS II (Serves SC, Population served: 178, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-2000 and MAY-14-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CRESTMONT FARMS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 164, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-02-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-19-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1997 and JUN-18-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-18-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
MIDWAY TRUCK STOP (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FARM JUNCTION SUBDIVISION (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-19-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2002)
BEAVER DAM ESTATES M. H. P. (Population served: 81, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-07-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2006)
  • Public Education - Between DEC-29-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-24-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (2 times from AUG-01-2005 to OCT-03-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-13-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-13-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2004)
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2003 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  44.6%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

32.5%
Whole state:

13.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.0%
Whole state:

6.1%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Athens, GA

People in group quarters in Athens in 2010:

  • 8,045 people in college/university student housing
  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 98 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 74 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Athens in 2000:

  • 6,594 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 97 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 67 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other group homes

Athens compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Sanford Stadium. Capacity: 92,746. Georgia Bulldogs football.
  • Stegeman Coliseum. University of Georgia.

Banks with most branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: 7 branches. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • First American Bank and Trust Company: West Broad Branch, Messenger Service, First American Bank And Trust Compan, Kroger College Station Branch, North Athens Branch. Info updated 2011/06/27: Bank assets: $548.2 mil, Deposits: $372.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bancorp
  • Synovus Bank: Afb&T Bank Branch, Prince Avenue Branch, Barnett Shoals Branch, Beechwood Branch, Epps Bridge Road Branch. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Athens/College Ave Branch, East Side - Athens, Mitchell Bridge Branch, Beechwood Branch, Athens Pb Satellite Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Beechwood Branch, Athens Main Branch, Gaines School Branch, Epps Bridge Parkway Bkg. Ctr. Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SCBT National Association: Wal-Mart #1400 Branch at 455 Epps Bridge Parkway, Suite 104, branch established on 2002/06/19; Winder Lpo Branch at 165 W. Athens Street, branch established on 2003/03/06. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Prince Avenue Branch at 2009 Prince Avenue, branch established on 2002/08/31; Athens Branch at 3153 Atlanta Highway Branch, branch established on 2000/07/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Timothy Road Branch at 2065 Timothy Road, branch established on 1941/08/19; Campus Branch at 475 East Broad Street, branch established on 1996/12/11. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Hull Branch at 9205 Hwy 29 S, branch established on 1984/10/17; Ingles Branch at 9151 Hwy. 29 South, branch established on 2000/04/17. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • 6 other banks with 7 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Georgia:

  • Best Western Colonial Inn, 170 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30601 , Phone: (706) 546-7311
  • Howard Johnson Athens, 2465 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30606 , Phone: (706) 548-1111
  • Holiday Inn Express, 513 W Broad St, Athens, GA 30601 , Phone: (706) 546-8122, Fax: (706) 546-1722
  • Holiday Inn, 197 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601 , Phone: (706) 549-4433, Fax: (706) 354-6426
  • Courtyard By Marriott Athens, 166 N Finley St, Athens, GA 30601 , Phone: (706) 369-7000, Fax: (706) 548-4224
  • Super 8 Motel Athens, 3425 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30606 , Phone: (706) 549-0251
  • Comfort Inn-athens, 3980 Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA 30622 , Phone: (706) 227-7700
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Of Athens, 2044 S Milledge Dr, Athens, GA 30605 , Phone: (706) 208-8812, Fax: (706) 208-8813
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Athens CCD (based on Clarke County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.87%
Here35.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal Church
Adherents35.6%19.6%13.5%6.9%4.6%
Congregations23.5%16.2%2.9%4.4%2.9%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents2.1%1.8%1.5%1.4%13.1%
Congregations1.5%4.4%2.9%2.9%38.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
This county:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Clarke County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Clarke County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Clarke County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.7%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clarke County:

17.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

13.64% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,053 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.64%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.90% of residents moved from foreign countries ($525 average AGI)
Clarke County:

0.90%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.74% ($26,020 average AGI)
from Oconee County, GA  0.74% ($34,119)
from Madison County, GA  0.60% ($26,085)


13.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.01%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($363 average AGI)
Clarke County:

0.23%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Oconee County, GA  0.92% ($55,703 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  0.81% ($30,642)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.75% ($32,122)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WGAU (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRFC (960 AM; 5 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC)
  • WBKZ (880 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JEFFERSON, GA; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WXAG (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, GA; Owner: MECCA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WJJC (1270 AM; 5 kW; COMMERCE, GA; Owner: BANKS-JACKSON BROADCASTING)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • WUOG (90.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA)
  • W250AC (97.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W203BK (88.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMSL (88.9 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: PRINCE AVENUE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WGMG (102.1 FM; CRAWFORD, GA; Owner: NEW BROADCAST INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, INC)
  • WUGA (91.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WPMA (102.7 FM; BUCKHEAD, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY, L.P.)
  • WMOQ (92.3 FM; BOSTWICK, GA; Owner: BOSTWICK BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPUP (103.7 FM; ROYSTON, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF ATHENS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • W42AO (Channel 42; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY TV)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 407 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Athens, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 283 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Athens)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 85 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

Businesses in Athens, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Macy's1
Ann Taylor1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's2McDonald's5
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Microtel1
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works2New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike10
Ben & Jerry's1Office Depot1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King4On The Border1
CVS4Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A6Papa John's Pizza3
Chico's1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut3
Cinnabon 1Popeyes1
Coldwater Creek1Publix Super Markets2
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack3
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid3
Days Inn1Rue211
Domino's Pizza3Ryan's Grill1
Dunkin Donuts1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
FedEx18SONIC Drive-In1
Finish Line1Sears3
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
GNC4Spencer Gifts1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks4
Goodwill3Subway9
Gymboree1T-Mobile4
H&R Block6T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell3
Hobby Lobby1Talbots1
Holiday Inn4Target1
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson1True Value2
IHOP2U-Haul8
InTown Suites1UPS21
JCPenney1Urban Outfitters1
Jimmy John's1Vans3
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless4
Jones New York3Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Waffle House6
KFC3Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's4
Kroger3Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
LensCrafters1
Browse common businesses in Athens, GA


Athens on our top lists:

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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations: (population 50,000+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations: (population 50,000+)"
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  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations: (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military barracks, etc. (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Lawyers (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Accommodation and food services (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Clothing and clothing accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #99 (30605) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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