Athens, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 25,214 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.1%
 
Males: 12,886  (51.1%)
Females: 12,328  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

21.9 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 45701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $27,728 (it was $17,122 in 2000)
Athens:

$27,728
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,519 (it was $11,061 in 2000)

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $226,711 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Athens:

$226,711
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $158,446; detached houses: $157,604; townhouses or other attached units: $391,569; in 2-unit structures: $119,137; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,488; mobile homes: $109,796

Median gross rent in 2017: $783.

March 2019 cost of living index in Athens: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 54.7%
(53.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 74.1% for Black residents, 53.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 74.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Athens, OH (2017)
    • 19,70780.4%White alone
    • 2,0558.4%Asian alone
    • 9864.0%Black alone
    • 9854.0%Two or more races
    • 9103.7%Hispanic
    • 560.2%Other race alone
    • 270.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.02%American Indian alone

Races in Athens detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Ohio as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Athens is 1,018 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Athens by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(41.2)
7
(33.4)
1
(4.8)
1
(4.5)
2
(9.0)
3
(13.5)
9
(37.7)
1
(4.2)
3
(12.6)
8
(33.2)
4
(16.7)
6
(23.8)
4
(15.7)
2
(7.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(18.3)
7
(33.4)
6
(28.8)
4
(18.2)
4
(18.0)
7
(31.6)
8
(33.5)
8
(33.6)
3
(12.6)
1
(4.2)
3
(12.5)
8
(31.7)
6
(23.5)
3
(11.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(96.2)
12
(57.3)
33
(158.4)
16
(72.8)
27
(121.8)
11
(49.6)
13
(54.5)
6
(25.2)
11
(46.4)
17
(70.6)
10
(41.7)
13
(51.6)
24
(94.0)
26
(102.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
88
(403.0)
102
(487.0)
72
(345.6)
69
(313.9)
76
(342.8)
88
(397.1)
81
(339.6)
89
(373.4)
49
(206.6)
46
(191.0)
59
(246.2)
47
(186.5)
44
(172.4)
49
(193.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
401
(1,837)
457
(2,182)
400
(1,920)
400
(1,820)
374
(1,687)
375
(1,692)
398
(1,669)
359
(1,506)
353
(1,488)
311
(1,291)
415
(1,732)
404
(1,603)
370
(1,450)
389
(1,534)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(59.5)
10
(47.7)
9
(43.2)
16
(72.8)
8
(36.1)
12
(54.1)
7
(29.4)
6
(25.2)
4
(16.9)
3
(12.5)
5
(20.9)
11
(43.6)
19
(74.4)
15
(59.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.6)
2
(9.5)
3
(14.4)
1
(4.5)
3
(13.5)
1
(4.5)
2
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.0)
5
(19.6)
1
(3.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)173.3173.4148.6124.2131.3130.0144.0106.998.5108.0113.6119.5114.4110.0

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City-data.com crime index in Athens, OH

Crime rate in Athens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 26 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.92
Ohio average:

2.03
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Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (8.1%), American (5.9%), European (4.7%), Italian (4.3%), English (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 723 feet

Land area: 8.34 square miles.

Population density: 3,025 people per square mile   (average).

Athens, Ohio map

2,719 residents are foreign born (3.7% Asia, 1.2% Latin America).

This city:

10.9%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,700 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,697 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (65.9 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (66.0 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (340.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

The Plains, OH (1.8 miles ),
Chauncey, OH (2.3 miles ),
New Marshfield, OH (2.6 miles ),
Millfield, OH (2.7 miles ),
Albany, OH (3.0 miles ),
Amesville, OH (3.0 miles),
Jacksonville, OH (3.2 miles ),
Buchtel, OH (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 39.33 N, Longitude: 82.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,334 (+37.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,436 (80.2%)

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Athens, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Athens, OH in 2017
Athens satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $200,900
  • 2007: 69 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $280,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $355,400
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $254,300
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $342,300
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $218,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Athens, OH residents
Average permit cost in Athens, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Athens, OH
Historical housing units in Athens, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in Athens, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (47.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
  • Health care (3.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (46.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.3%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
  • Construction (2.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (2.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (48.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Athens, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (13.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (18.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (9.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Athens, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Athens, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.442. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.442
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 3.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 4.09. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.09
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.7 miles away from the Athens city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 54.0 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from Athens center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from Athens center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from Athens center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 317.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 146.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Athens County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Athens:

  • ATHENS CAMPUS (100 HOSPITAL DR)
  • ECHOING MEADOWS RESIDENTIAL CENTER (319 WEST UNION STREET)
  • O'BLENESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 55 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • KIMES NURSING AND REHAB CTR (75 KIMES LANE)
  • LAURELS OF ATHENS, THE (70 COLUMBUS CIRCLE DRIVE)
  • FMC - EAST STATE STREET (1055 EAST STATE STREET, SUITE C)
  • RIVERS EDGE DIALYSIS (1006 E. STATE ST., STE. B)
  • APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY VNA HOSPICE AND HEALTH SERVICE (30 HERRALD AVENUE)

Heliports located in Athens:

College/University in Athens:

  • Ohio University-Main Campus (Full-time enrollment: 26,181; Location: 020 Chubb Hall; Public; Website: www.ohio.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:

  • Hocking College (about 11 miles; Nelsonville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,146)
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg (about 33 miles; Parkersburg, WV; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • Zane State College (about 44 miles; Zanesville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,200)
  • Ohio Christian University (about 48 miles; Circleville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,345)
  • Muskingum University (about 50 miles; New Concord, OH; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • Ohio State University-Newark Campus (about 55 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (about 55 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,995)

Public elementary/middle schools in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • FM radio in New Lexington has changed from 106.3 to 105.9

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Athens: Athens County Childrens Home (A), Peden Stadium (B), Athens County Fairgrounds (C), Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services Station 1 Athens (D), Athens Fire Department Station 2 (E), Athens County Courthouse (F), Alden Library (G), Athens Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (H), Richland Area Fire District Station 2 (I), Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare Athens Campus (J), Athens County Law Library (K), Wray Hall (L), Weld Hall (M), Washington Hall (N), Tupper Hall (O), True Hall (P), Tiffin Hall (Q), Trisolini Gallery (R), Smith Hall (S), Shively Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Athens Mall Shopping Center (1), University Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Athens include: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (A), Pilgrim Holiness Church (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), Church of God (D), Church of Christ (E), Apostolic Church (F), Mount Zion Baptist Church (G), Central Avenue United Methodist Church (H), Christ Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: State Street Cemetery (1), Old Athens Hospital Cemetery (2), New Athens Hospital Cemetery (3), Mount Calvary Cemetery (4), Athens Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dairy Run (A), Coates Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Athens include: Trautwein Field (1), Ohio University Campus Green Historic District (2), Athens Downtown Historic District (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Athens County Genealogical Chapter OGS (Museums; 65 North Court Street) (1), Clearinghouse for Strategic Alliances- Trade and Equity Investments (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 20 East Circle Drive) (2), Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau (667 East State Street) (3), Athens Sport Cycles (Tours & Charters; 165 Columbus Rd) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (330 Columbus Road) (1), Amerihost Inn - Athens (20 Home St) (2), Highlander Motel (420 West Union Street) (3), Budget Host Coach Inn (100 Albany Road) (4), Athens-Days Inn (330 Columbus Rd) (5), Cutler's Restaurant (331 Richland Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Athens County - Juvenile Court- Court Appointed Special Advocates Guardian Ad L (15 South Court Street) (1), Athens County - Juvenile Court (Court House) (2), Federal Bureau of Investigation (449 East State Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charles Cardwell McCabe - Union Army chaplain, David Hastings Moore - Union Army officer, Dow Finsterwald - Professional golfer, John William Brown - Politician, Louis R. de Steiguer - Admiral, Scott Stricklin (baseball) - Baseball coach, Maya Lin - (born 1959), architect, Pop Golden - Football and baseball coach, Charles F. Scott (engineer) - Electrical engineer, Dewey Bohling - Football player.

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

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

ATHENS PWS (Population served: 22,854, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-04-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens that have no violations reported:

  • ATHENS CO BUCHTEL WATER (Population served: 840, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

26.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.8%


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

People in group quarters in Athens in 2010:

  • 7,870 people in college/university student housing
  • 75 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Athens in 2000:

  • 7,094 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 36 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 34 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 25 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
Arena or stadium:
  • Convocation Center (Ohio University). Ohio University.

Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • The Hocking Valley Bank: Court Street Branch, Richland Avenue Branch, State Street Branch, at Stimson And Palmer Streets. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $235.9 mil, Deposits: $208.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Hocking Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank, National Association: Athens Union Street Branch, Athens Main Branch, Athens Mall Branch. Info updated 2006/11/29: Bank assets: $1,788.7 mil, Deposits: $1,356.7 mil, headquarters in Marietta, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Richland Avenue Branch, Athens Main Branch, Plaza Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Citizens Bank of Logan, Ohio: Athens Walmart Branch at 929 East State Street, branch established on 2002/08/14; Stimson Ave Office Branch at 20 East Stimson Ave, branch established on 2006/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.6 mil, Deposits: $222.3 mil, headquarters in Logan, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Independent Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Athens Branch at 505 Richland Avenue, branch established on 1998/10/19. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.
  • The First National Bank of McConnelsville: Athens Branch at 1012 East State Street, branch established on 2004/03/17. Info updated 2011/01/28: Bank assets: $137.6 mil, Deposits: $118.6 mil, headquarters in Mcconnelsville, OH, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Shares, Inc.
  • The Park National Bank: 0914 898 E. State Street Branch at 898 E. State Street, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/29: Bank assets: $6,281.7 mil, Deposits: $4,611.6 mil, headquarters in Newark, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices, Holding Company: Park National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Athens:

Marital status in Athens, OH
  • Never married: 80.0%
  • Now married: 15.9%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.7%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Athens
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Athens, OH (based on Athens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,17442
Evangelical Protestant5,09345
Catholic1,9465
Other8905
None51,654-
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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Athens County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Here:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Athens County:

29.4%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.3%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

65.9%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Athens:

25.9
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.1%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.4%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Athens:

19.5%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

68.3%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Athens:

85.8%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athens, OH Residents

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parking Facilities: $784,000 ($31.09)
    Regular Highways: $327,000 ($12.97)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,596,000 ($142.62)
    Water Utilities: $2,914,000 ($115.57)
    Sewerage: $2,315,000 ($91.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,184,000 ($86.62)
    Regular Highways: $1,885,000 ($74.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,757,000 ($69.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,584,000 ($62.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,083,000 ($42.95)
    Central Staff Services: $906,000 ($35.93)
    Financial Administration: $789,000 ($31.29)
    Parking Facilities: $183,000 ($7.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $375,000 ($14.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,796,000 ($229.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $726,000 ($28.79)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($0.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,942,000 ($473.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $645,000 ($25.58)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,001,000 ($555.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,367,000 ($54.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $513,000 ($20.35)
    Parking Facilities: $184,000 ($7.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($0.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,402,000 ($55.60)
    General Revenue - Other: $149,000 ($5.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $138,000 ($5.47)
    Rents: $72,000 ($2.86)
    Interest Earnings: $67,000 ($2.66)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,337,000 ($132.35)
    Transit Utilities: $263,000 ($10.43)
  • Tax - Corporation Net Income: $1,553,000 ($61.59)
    Property: $828,000 ($32.84)
    Other License: $545,000 ($21.61)
    Other: $394,000 ($15.63)
    Individual Income: $229,000 ($9.08)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $57,000 ($2.26)
    Death and Gift: $14,000 ($0.56)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000 ($0.20)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,501,000 ($1011.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,501,000 ($1011.38)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,562,000 ($577.54)

7.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Franklin County, OH  0.67% ($37,041 average AGI)
from Meigs County, OH  0.41% ($39,324)
from Hocking County, OH  0.38% ($29,116)


8.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, OH  0.98% ($34,665 average AGI)
to Meigs County, OH  0.56% ($32,144)
to Fairfield County, OH  0.42% ($30,234)
Businesses in Athens, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Baymont Inn1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chipotle1RadioShack1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx4Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
Ford1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hilton1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Honda1UPS11
Hyundai1Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's3
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WOUB (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WATH (970 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAIS (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUCHTEL, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCAW (680 AM; 10 kW; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA RADIO CORPORATION OF CHARLESTON)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • W240AI (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: UNITED STATES TOWER SERVICES, LTD.)
  • W211BT (90.1 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXTQ (105.5 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: WATH, INC.)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WSEO (107.7 FM; NELSONVILLE, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRVB (102.1 FM; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWJM (106.3 FM; NEW LEXINGTON, OH; Owner: PERRY COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHBR-FM (103.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WRZZ (106.1 FM; ELIZABETH, WV; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVV (89.5 FM; BELPRE, OH; Owner: BELPRE EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • WCVZ (92.7 FM; SOUTH ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WLGN-FM (98.3 FM; LOGAN, OH; Owner: ROGER L. HINERMAN d/b/a LOGAN BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • W45BW (Channel 45; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTAP-TV (Channel 15; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Athens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 107Number of bridges
  • 1,047ft / 319mTotal length
  • $4,440,000Total costs
  • 573,485Total average daily traffic
  • 42,403Total average daily truck traffic
  • 494,235Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Athens, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 111930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 571970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 92000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athens, OH
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 177 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Athens, OH)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 160 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Athens)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 129. The highest number of fires - 185 took place in 2007, and the least - 93 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Athens, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.6%), and Structure Fires (40.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Athens, OH
    • 98244.6%Outside Fires
    • 88140.0%Structure Fires
    • 31814.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 200.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, OH

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Ohio:

  • Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, 331 Richland Ave, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 593-6661, Fax: (740) 592-5139
  • Baymont Inn And Suites, 20 Home St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 594-3000, Fax: (740) 594-5546
  • Super 8 Athens, 2091 E State St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 594-4900, Fax: (740) 594-4900
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels And Suites Athens, 555 E State St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 592-4640, Fax: (740) 592-4650
  • Hampton Inn, 986 E State St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 593-5600, Fax: (740) 593-5656
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Athens, 924 E State St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 589-5839, Fax: (740) 589-5837
  • Fairfield Inn and Suites, 924 E State St, Athens, Ohio 45701 , Phone: (740) 589-5839
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Ohio
Most common first names in Athens, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15079.5 years
John11873.8 years
William11474.5 years
Robert10871.1 years
Charles10672.8 years
James10674.2 years
Helen6479.0 years
George6278.3 years
Margaret5480.1 years
Anna4183.1 years
Most common last names in Athens, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5578.1 years
Williams3581.3 years
Miller3474.3 years
Brown3175.7 years
Young3074.5 years
Johnson2975.1 years
Carsey2580.2 years
Brooks2575.0 years
Davis2574.6 years
Thompson2571.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athens, OH
  • 78.4%Utility gas
  • 18.6%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athens, OH
  • 48.7%Utility gas
  • 48.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Athens compared to Ohio state average:

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

Athens on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most recent year of entry for the foreign-born population (2,000+ people)+"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 females in this group)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 1,000 males in this group)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) (population 1,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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