Athens, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 13,623 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 6,183  (45.4%)
Females: 7,440  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37303.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,382 (it was $29,277 in 2000)
Athens:

$31,382
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,517 (it was $16,877 in 2000)

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,280 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Athens:

$110,280
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $134,260; Detached houses: $137,426; Townhouses or other attached units: $164,559; In 2-unit structures: $321,752; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $46,475; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $643,504; Mobile homes: $37,687

Median gross rent in 2012: $579.

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Athens races chart
  • White alone - 11,256 (81.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,218 (8.9%)
  • Hispanic - 777 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 430 (3.1%)
  • Asian alone - 75 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athens: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.5%), Irish (13.4%), English (10.7%), German (8.2%), Scottish (2.0%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 867 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,006 people per square mile   (low).

Athens,TN real estate house value index trend

Athens, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

629 residents are foreign born (0.7% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

This city:  4.6%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 45 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Tennessee as of June 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Athens to the number of sex offenders is 300 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $717 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $748 (0.7%)

Athens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (46.8 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (117.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (472.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Niota, TN (2.3 miles ), Englewood, TN (2.6 miles ), Riceville, TN (2.6 miles ), Etowah, TN (3.0 miles ), Calhoun-Riceville, TN (3.1 miles ), Decatur, TN (3.4 miles ), Sweetwater, TN (3.6 miles ), Calhoun, TN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2005: 53 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $43,900
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $137,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.45 N, Longitude: 84.60 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,805 (+49.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,326 (63.9%)

Area code: 423

Athens household income distribution Athens home values distribution

Crime rates in Athens by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0101210202010
per 100,000 0.07.50.07.414.57.20.014.10.013.90.07.40.0
Rapes 6874912610514869
per 100,000 41.560.052.029.565.486.642.770.535.197.355.744.266.0
Robberies 13171823132320293425283231
per 100,000 89.8127.5133.6169.594.5165.9142.3204.5238.8173.8195.1235.7227.4
Assaults 81178186162181176158161155190149138130
per 100,000 559.71334.51380.71194.11315.11269.61124.21135.21088.71320.51038.21016.3953.6
Burglaries 179200217207208282262280282249208185232
per 100,000 1236.91499.51610.91525.81511.32034.21864.11974.21980.81730.61449.31362.41701.9
Thefts 8067896658477381,016891880914814799796895
per 100,000 5569.45915.44936.56243.15362.27328.96339.46204.66419.95657.55567.25862.06565.4
Auto thefts 35597362477297854355454051
per 100,000 241.8442.3541.9457.0341.5519.4690.1599.3302.0382.3313.5294.6374.1
Arson 8325781475123
per 100,000 55.322.514.836.950.957.77.128.249.234.87.014.722.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 453.5674.8644.3653.1652.4782.9671.1731.2667.6724.5597.7613.5655.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Athens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +868 (+7.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Athens: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Athens, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens, Tennessee average temperatures Athens, Tennessee average precipitation Athens, Tennessee humidity Athens, Tennessee wind speed Athens, Tennessee snowfall Athens, Tennessee sunshine Athens, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 0% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Athens city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from Athens center
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 194.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.3 miles away from the city 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 275.9 miles away from Athens center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 207.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McMinn County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Birthplace of: John Tyler Morgan - Politician and Confederate soldier, Eric Axley - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 4/22/74), Scottie Mayfield - Food industry businessman, Dewayne Bunch (Tennessee) - Politician, Jim Baskette - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Athens:

  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1114 W MADISON AVE)
  • FMC ATHENS (943 DECATUR PIKE)
  • NHC HOMECARE ATHENS (1011 WEST MADISON AVE)
  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CTR INC (214 GROVE AVENUE)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ATHENS (1234 FRYE STREET, PO BOX 786)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ATHENS (1204 FRYE ST)

Airports and heliports located in Athens:

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Colleges/Universities in Athens:

  • Tennessee Wesleyan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,148; Location: 204 East College Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.twcnet.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens (FT enrollment: 226; Location: 1635 Vo Tech Dr; Public; Website: www.ttcathens.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 24 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 25 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Roane State Community College (about 30 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 38 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 43 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 44 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)

Public high school in Athens:

Private high schools in Athens:

  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 142; Location: 261 COUNTY ROAD 439; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (Students: 72; Location: 3328 HWY 11 S; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens, map of school districts: ATHENS CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MCMINN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ATHENS

Library in Athens:

  • E. G. FISHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $342,482; Location: 1289 INGLESIDE AVENUE; 61,941 books; 1,753 audio materials; 2,969 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 89 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Places of note: The Keith Mansion, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Notable locations in Athens: McMinn County District 1 McMinn Fire and Rescue (A), American Medical Response of Tennessee (B), Townsend Hall (C), Sherman Fine Arts Building (D), Merner-Pfeiffer Library (E), Lawrence Hall (F), Keith Hall (G), James L Robb Gymnasium (H), Fowler Hall (I), Fisher Science Hall (J), Durham Hall (K), Centennial Hall (L), Blakeslee Hall (M), City of Athens Fire Department Station 2 (N), Athens City Hall (O), McMinn County Courthouse (P), City of Athens Fire Department Station 1 (Q), Rural / Metro Ambulance McMinn County (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Whiteway Shopping Center (1), McMinn Shopping Center (2), Madison Park Shopping Center (3), Athens Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Athens include: First Bible Church (A), First Church (B), Red Hill Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), North Athens Baptist Church (E), Temple Church (F), Keith Memorial Methodist Church (G), Antioch Baptist Church (H), Lakeview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sullins Cemetery (1), Cedar Grove Cemetery (2), Hammond Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walker Branch (A), Sokey Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Athens include: Sunset Park (1), McMinn Field (2), Fisher Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: McMinn County Living Heritage Museum (512 West Madison Avenue), Commercial Food Service (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1006 North Jackson Street).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (1819 Holiday Drive), Hampton Inn Athens (1821 Holiday Drive), Athens Super 8 Motel (2539 Decatur Pike), Econo Lodge Athens (2620 Decatur Pike), Days Inn (2541 Decatur Pike), Econo Lodge (2620 Decatur Pike), Homestead Inn East (1827 Holiday Drive), Ingleside Motel (2214 Congress Parkway South).

Courts: Tennessee State Government - Judicial Department- Ross Judge Carroll (130 East Washington Avenue), McMinn County - County Court Clerk (Court House), McMinn County - General Sessions Judge- Circuit Court Clerk (Court House).

McMinn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 83.3. This is about average.

City:

83.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.30

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.87
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

9.14

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

CAMP CHEROKEE-MCMINN CO (Population served: 110, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2006. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-11-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MIDWAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (FEB-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2007)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2006), St BCA signed (NOV-21-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BROKEN ARROW TRAVEL CAMP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-2009)

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

  • ATHENS UTILITIES BOARD (Population served: 19,527, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.7%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Black residents, 62.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.1% for other race residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.3%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Athens in 2010:

  • 301 people in college/university student housing
  • 210 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Athens in 2000:

  • 208 people in nursing homes
  • 158 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 110 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Athens, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Athens compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.

Banks with most branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • Athens Federal Community Bank: 1103 Decatur Pike Branch at 1103 Decatur Pike, branch established on 1934/08/01; at 106 Washington Avenue Nw, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $283.3 mil, Deposits: $231.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Athens Main Branch at 204 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1872/06/04; Athens Plaza Branch at 1604 Decatur Pike, branch established on 1973/12/15. 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
  • The Citizens National Bank of Athens: The Citizens National Bank Of Athens at 208 South White Street, branch established on 1915/05/06; South Congress Branch at 1612 South Congress Parkway, branch established on 1978/04/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.9 mil, Deposits: $464.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancorp, Inc.
  • SouthEast Bank & Trust: Southeast Bank & Trust at 1878 South Congress Parkway, branch established on 2002/04/29. Info updated 2007/04/23: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $233.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Athens Branch at 123 Washington Ave, West, branch established on 2004/03/01. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Athens Branch at 1305 Decatur Pike, branch established on 1995/06/24. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • FSGBANK, National Association: Athens Branch at 835 South Congress Parkway, branch established on 2000/11/06. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,111.8 mil, Deposits: $1,020.8 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: South Congress Branch at 921 South Congress Parkway, branch established on 1972/10/16. 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
  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Athens Branch at 1815 Decatur Pike, branch established on 2008/05/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Tennessee:

  • Days Inn Of Athens, 2541 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 745-5800
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1819 Holiday Dr, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 649-0003, Fax: (423) 649-3114
  • Econo Lodge, 2620 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 744-8200, Fax: (423) 744-9030
  • Hampton Inn Athens, 1821 Holiday Dr, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 745-2345
  • Comfort Inn, 2811 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 252-8030, Fax: (423) 745-0002
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2808 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 745-9002, Fax: (423) 745-9004
  • Travelodge, 115 County Rd 247, Athens, TN 37303 , Phone: (423) 745-1212, Fax: (423) 745-8325
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Athens travel time to work - commute Athens mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Athens city (based on McMinn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.84%
Here: 70.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristCatholic Church
Adherents74.0%12.9%3.6%2.1%1.7%
Congregations52.8%16.3%3.3%9.8%0.8%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Presbyterian Church (USA)Church of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.3%0.9%0.8%0.7%1.9%
Congregations2.4%4.1%2.4%3.3%4.9%
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: 6
McMinn County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McMinn County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
McMinn County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McMinn County:

32.7%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$21,915$43,8300$0
Other Government Administration 9$23,011$30,6810$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,000
Police Protection - Officers 31$113,752$44,0330$0
Police - Other 2$5,341$32,0460$0
Firefighters 20$63,231$37,9396$1,155
Fire - Other 1$5,903$70,8360$0
Streets and Highways 10$32,446$38,9350$0
Health 1$2,788$33,4562$2,763
Solid Waste Management 14$39,833$34,1431$1,329
Parks and Recreation 6$21,016$42,0327$1,933
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,743$46,4580$0
Water Supply 15$72,836$58,2690$0
Electric Power 52$267,245$61,6721$1,304
Gas Supply 8$48,201$72,3020$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 160$619,166$46,43755$43,357
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 64$143,730$26,94953$29,277
Other and Unallocable 7$28,562$48,9630$0
Totals for Government 408$1,516,719$44,609126$82,118

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,631,000 ($193.13)
    Water Utilities: $866,000 ($63.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $482,000 ($35.38)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $441,000 ($32.37)
    Gas Utilities: $324,000 ($23.78)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $38,504,000 ($2826.40)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,320,000 ($977.76)
    Gas Utilities: $12,229,000 ($897.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,801,000 ($132.20)
    Police Protection: $1,704,000 ($125.08)
    Regular Highways: $1,518,000 ($111.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,404,000 ($103.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,224,000 ($89.85)
    Central Staff Services: $847,000 ($62.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $820,000 ($60.19)
    General - Other: $761,000 ($55.86)
    Financial Administration: $701,000 ($51.46)
    General Public Buildings: $174,000 ($12.77)
    Libraries: $128,000 ($9.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $115,000 ($8.44)
    Health - Other: $88,000 ($6.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $56,000 ($4.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($1.69)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($5.06)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($1.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000 ($19.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Electric Utilities: $662,000 ($48.59)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $393,000 ($28.85)
    Electric Utilities: $68,000 ($4.99)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($3.30)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($2.50)
    Gas Utilities: $33,000 ($2.42)
    Police Protection: $30,000 ($2.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($2.06)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($1.84)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($0.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.22)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,189,000 ($1261.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($2.86)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $775,000 ($56.89)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $294,000 ($21.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $234,000 ($17.18)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $152,000 ($11.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $107,000 ($7.85)
    All Other: $42,000 ($3.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $307,000 ($22.54)
    All Other: $5,000 ($0.37)
    Education: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,838,000 ($281.73)
    Education: $2,902,000 ($213.02)
    All Other: $43,000 ($3.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $583,000 ($42.80)
    Interest Earnings: $370,000 ($27.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $70,000 ($5.14)
    Special Assessments: $63,000 ($4.62)
    Donations From Private Sources: $44,000 ($3.23)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($1.98)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $42,211,000 ($3098.51)
    Gas Utilities: $12,948,000 ($950.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,573,000 ($188.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,334,000 ($611.76)
    General Local Government Support: $1,116,000 ($81.92)
    All Other: $732,000 ($53.73)
    Highways: $416,000 ($30.54)
    Water Utilities: $172,000 ($12.63)
    Electric Utilities: $97,000 ($7.12)
  • Tax - Property: $4,219,000 ($309.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $690,000 ($50.65)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $444,000 ($32.59)
    Public Utility License: $122,000 ($8.96)
    Other License: $97,000 ($7.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $10,000 ($0.73)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,421,000 ($911.77)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,079,000 ($886.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,437,000 ($178.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,095,000 ($153.78)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,289,000 ($1342.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,000 ($2.20)

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradley County, TN  0.84% ($27,054 average AGI)
from Monroe County, TN  0.82% ($24,839)
from Meigs County, TN  0.44% ($27,494)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monroe County, TN  0.80% ($21,261 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  0.76% ($27,435)
to Meigs County, TN  0.37% ($26,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WLAR (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WENR (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ENGLEWOOD, TN; Owner: PAUL WILSON D/B/A/ 1090 RADIO, A TEN)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCPH (1220 AM; 1 kW; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: STARR MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDEH (800 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Athens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 46 meters (151ft)
Total costs: $7,212,000
Total average daily traffic: 129,070
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,309

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 9
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Athens, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 127 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Athens, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (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: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Athens)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 263
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 21
  • Good Intent Call: 31

Incident types - Athens

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, TN
Most common first names in Athens, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27669.6 years
William20472.4 years
Mary17677.0 years
John15575.8 years
Charles13572.1 years
Robert11372.3 years
George7573.7 years
Roy5672.1 years
Frank5474.4 years
Ruth4878.8 years
Most common last names in Athens, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7673.3 years
Wilson7376.3 years
Brown6375.7 years
Miller6275.3 years
Moses6074.5 years
Davis6075.0 years
Johnson5676.2 years
Moore5372.2 years
Thompson5177.8 years
Womac4978.5 years
Businesses in Athens, TN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
FedEx3Subway5
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's3U-Haul3
Hilton1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS5
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens2
Kmart1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Athens on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Russell Donovan Arterburn (4)
  • James Michael Johnson (3)
  • Robert Joseph Winder (3)
  • Terry N. Garrett (3)
  • Robert Colboch (2)
  • Benjamin Bachman (2)
  • Charles A. Poe (1)
  • James Benjamin Johnson (1)
  • Jones Chamberlain Beene (1)
  • Andrew S. Grimmett (1)

Total of 28 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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