For population 25 years and over in Athens:
For population 15 years and over in Athens village:
47 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $2,909 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (27.2 miles , pop. 95,658).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (98.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Hudson, NY (1.3 miles ), Lorenz Park, NY (1.6 miles ), Greenport, NY (1.6 miles ), Stottville, NY (1.9 miles ), Jefferson Heights, NY (2.0 miles ), Catskill, NY (2.1 miles ), Stockport, NY (2.1 miles ), Leeds, NY (2.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 73.81 W
Area code: 518
Unemployment in August 2012:
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Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-1.2%).
Work and jobs in Athens: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Athens, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Athens-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Athens village center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 20.1 miles away from the village center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Athens center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 28.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Athens center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 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 Greene County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Crane Wilbur - Actor, Dernell Every - Fencer.
Hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
Heliports located in Athens:
Amtrak station 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)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 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.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens and their reported violations in the past:STEVES MEAT MARKET (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.4%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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)
22 people in nursing homes
Athens compared to New York state average:
Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Athens (based on Greene County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.42%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Number of full-service restaurants: 83
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Athens government finances in 2002:
6.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,023 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:
6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,760 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
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TV broadcast stations around Athens:
Athens, New York:See more detailed statistics of Athens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Athens, NY
Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2013.