For population 25 years and over in Athens:
For population 15 years and over in Athens town:
18 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.2% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (94.0 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (195.5 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (364.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Harmony, ME (2.4 miles ), Cornville, ME (2.6 miles ), Solon, ME (2.8 miles ), Wellington, ME (3.1 miles ), Hartland, ME (3.3 miles ), Cambridge, ME (3.4 miles ), Skowhegan, ME (3.6 miles ), St. Albans, ME (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 44.95 N, Longitude: 69.65 W
Area code: 207
Work and jobs in Athens: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Athens, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Athens-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/20/1962, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Athens town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.
On 8/9/2000, a category F2 tornado 8.3 miles away from the town center .
Earthquake activity:Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.1 miles away from Athens center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from Athens center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:
See full list of schools located in Athens
Public elementary/middle school in Athens:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.88. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens and their reported violations in the past:TISSUES COUNTRY ESTATE (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
19 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
5 people in other group homes in 2000
Athens compared to Maine state average:
Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Athens town (based on Somerset County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:
Athens fatal accident list:
Jul 2, 1995 01:30 AM, 151, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 4, 1985 07:30 PM, 61576158, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 1, 1979 12:34 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 23, 1977 08:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $1,160,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,980
Total average daily truck traffic: 847
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 15,682
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: