Athens, Texas

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Population in 2017: 12,704 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 6,182  (48.7%)
Females: 6,522  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

33.7 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 75751, 75752.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,601 (it was $29,372 in 2000)
Athens:

$40,601
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,112 (it was $16,561 in 2000)

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,520 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Athens:

$123,520
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $800.

March 2019 cost of living index in Athens: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.0%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Black residents, 40.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.6% for American Indian residents, 53.3% for other race residents, 60.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Athens, TX (2017)
    • 6,83250.9%White alone
    • 3,88428.9%Hispanic
    • 2,16816.1%Black alone
    • 3502.6%Asian alone
    • 660.5%American Indian alone
    • 240.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Texas as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Athens is 200 to 1.


Crime rates in Athens by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
17
(135.3)
17
(131.6)
9
(70.6)
11
(89.1)
13
(104.8)
9
(73.9)
11
(84.8)
14
(108.1)
14
(109.2)
11
(85.6)
11
(85.9)
9
(70.2)
8
(63.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(87.5)
14
(108.4)
12
(94.2)
14
(113.4)
25
(201.6)
16
(131.4)
20
(154.1)
6
(46.3)
6
(46.8)
7
(54.5)
7
(54.7)
7
(54.6)
12
(94.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
25
(198.9)
32
(247.8)
31
(243.3)
41
(332.0)
36
(290.3)
37
(304.0)
35
(269.7)
35
(270.4)
23
(179.4)
24
(186.9)
24
(187.5)
25
(194.9)
34
(267.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
129
(1,026)
158
(1,223)
185
(1,452)
188
(1,523)
148
(1,193)
152
(1,249)
131
(1,009)
104
(803.3)
147
(1,146)
123
(957.6)
140
(1,094)
78
(608.1)
80
(629.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
335
(2,666)
334
(2,586)
381
(2,990)
370
(2,996)
352
(2,838)
347
(2,851)
362
(2,790)
320
(2,472)
370
(2,885)
363
(2,826)
251
(1,961)
234
(1,824)
179
(1,409)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(286.5)
30
(232.3)
34
(266.8)
25
(202.5)
29
(233.8)
36
(295.7)
12
(92.5)
21
(162.2)
24
(187.2)
23
(179.1)
30
(234.3)
27
(210.5)
27
(212.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(23.2)
3
(23.5)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.1)
3
(24.6)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)375.7395.0407.4414.3418.2384.5373.0322.6363.5316.6312.0243.9265.4

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City-data.com crime index in Athens, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Texas average:

1.55
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Ancestries: German (9.6%), American (8.9%), Irish (4.7%), English (4.6%), Italian (1.7%), Brazilian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 492 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 869 people per square mile   (low).

Athens, Texas map

2,099 residents are foreign born (15.0% Latin America).

This city:

16.0%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,947 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,137 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tyler, TX (33.4 miles , pop. 83,650).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Garland, TX (66.9 miles , pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (68.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Murchison, TX (2.8 miles ),
Malakoff, TX (3.2 miles ),
Log Cabin, TX (3.2 miles ),
Caney City, TX (3.3 miles ),
Eustace, TX (3.4 miles ),
Star Harbor, TX (3.5 miles ),
Callender Lake, TX (3.8 miles ),
Trinidad, TX (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 32.20 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Blackeyed Pea Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,535 (+42.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,631 (93.5%)

Area code: 903

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $267,300
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $122,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Athens, TX residents
Average permit cost in Athens, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in Athens, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Utilities (4.1%)
  • Wood products (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.9%)
  • Educational services (15.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Athens, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Construction laborers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Athens, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the Athens city center injured 4 people.

On 11/4/1959, a category F3 tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from Athens center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 293.3 miles away from Athens center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 464.0 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 Henderson County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Hospitals in Athens:

  • ATHENS PLACE GROUP HOME (4875 FM 2709)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ATHENS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2000 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • GENESIS HOSPICECARE (201 ST THOMAS)
  • HOME HEALTH SPECIALISTS HOSPICE AND PRIVATE INC (1315 S PALESTINE)

Nursing Homes in Athens:

  • ATHENS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (305 S PALESTINE ST)
  • GREEN OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (500 VALLE VISTA)
  • PARK HIGHLANDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (711 LUCAS ST)
  • SOUTH PLACE NURSING CENTER (150 GIBSON RD)
  • WEST PLACE NURSING CENTER (8579 STATE HWY 31 W)
  • WOODLANDS NURSING CTR,THE (P O BOX 1969)

Dialysis Facilities in Athens:

  • RENAL CARE GROUP, ATHENS (425 SOUTH CARROLL SUITE #3)

Home Health Centers in Athens:

  • A TRINITY VALLEY HOME HEALTH AND THERAPY SERVICES (300 S PRAIRIEVILLE)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH WEST (1336 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • INTEGRACARE OF ATHENS-HOME HEALTH LLC (1315 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • PREMIER HEALTHCARE SERVICES-LAKESIDE (707 N PALESTINE ST)
  • STAR CARE (214 WEST CAYUGA STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Athens:

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College/University in Athens:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 5,333; Location: 100 Cardinal Drive; Public; Website: www.tvcc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:

  • Tyler Junior College (about 35 miles; Tyler, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,104)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 36 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Navarro College (about 40 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Kilgore College (about 59 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 61 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)
  • Eastfield College (about 64 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 8,323)
  • LeTourneau University (about 69 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)

Public high school in Athens:

  • ATHENS H S (Students: 184, Location: 708 E COLLEGE ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Athens:

  • ATHENS CHRISTIAN PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 75, Location: 1200 E CORSICANA ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Athens:

  • ATHENS MIDDLE (Students: 795, Location: 6800 STATE HWY 19 S, Grades: 6-8)
  • ATHENS INT (Students: 585, Location: 307 MADOLE ST, Grades: 4-5)
  • BEL AIR EL (Students: 529, Location: 215 WILLOWBROOK DR, Grades: PK-3)
  • SOUTH ATHENS EL (Students: 503, Location: 718 ROBBINS RD, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Athens

Library in Athens:

  • HENDERSON CNTY CLINT W MURCHISON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $179,771; Location: 121 S PRAIRIEVILLE ST; 60,231 books; 6,212 audio materials; 950 video materials; 57 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Athens: Faulk and Gauntt Building (A), Henderson County Historical Society Museum (B), Athens Fire Department Station 1 (C), Athens Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Athens include: Sand Spring Church (A), First Church of God (B), Church of God (C), Williams Street Church of Christ (D), West Athens Baptist Church (E), New Life Baptist Church (F), Mount Providence Baptist Church (G), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (H), Landmark Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Athens (A), Chalmers Lake (B), Athens Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coppers Creek (A), Bear Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Athens include: Central Park (1), Athens City Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Budget Inn (305 US Highway 175 West) (1), Best Western Inn On the Hill (2050 State Highway 31 East) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: James C. Spencer - Member of the Texas House of Representatives, Terrence McGee - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Oct 14, 1980), William Wayne Justice - Judge, Barron Tanner - Football player, Gerald D. Griffin - Aerospace engineer, Joe Scott (American football) - Football player, Pete Donohue - Baseball player, William R. Hawn - Soilder.

Henderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

C R C WSC (Population served: 405, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)
COON CREEK CLUB (Population served: 363, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
BETHEL ASH WSC HAWN PLANT (Population served: 252, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
CEDARVIEW ESTATES (Population served: 186, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-16-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-16-2009), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-15-2011 to JAN-15-2014)
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
COUNTY LINE EXPRESS HAULING (Population served: 25, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • BETHEL ASH WSC MURPHEY PLANT (Population served: 1,026, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC LOWE PLANT (Population served: 879, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC DOUGLAS PLANT (Population served: 798, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC WALTON PLANT (Population served: 645, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC MCATEE PLANT (Population served: 639, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC WATER EDGE PLANT (Population served: 615, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC HALL PLANT (Population served: 510, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC BETHEL PLANT (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHRISTIAN YOUTH FOUNDATION CREATIV (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHRISTIAN YOUTH FOUNDATION MAIN (Population served: 125, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.9%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Athens in 2010:

  • 366 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 306 people in college/university student housing
  • 286 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Athens in 2000:

  • 318 people in nursing homes
  • 243 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 181 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Tyler Street Branch, Drive-In Facility, at 130 East Corsicana Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $334.5 mil, Deposits: $296.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Jane Austin Chapman Limited Partnership, L.P.
  • Prosperity Bank: Athens 2 Branch at 101 N. Prairieville, branch established on 1890/04/17; Athens Branch at 617 South Palestine Street, branch established on 1992/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens National Bank: Athens Branch at 739 E Tyler St, branch established on 2000/12/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $896.9 mil, Deposits: $784.3 mil, headquarters in Henderson, TX, positive income, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Henderson Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank: Athens Branch at 713 E. Tyler, branch established on 2001/04/02. Info updated 2008/03/28: Bank assets: $266.0 mil, Deposits: $210.5 mil, headquarters in Tyler, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Kidd Partners, Ltd.
  • Southside Bank: Athens Brookshire's Branch at 807 East Tyler Street, branch established on 2006/03/01. Info updated 2008/10/01: Bank assets: $3,303.8 mil, Deposits: $2,331.5 mil, headquarters in Tyler, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southside Bancshares, Incorporated
  • Woodforest National Bank: Athens Wal-Mart Branch at 1405 East Tyler, branch established on 2001/05/23. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First State Bank of Brownsboro: Athens Bank Branch at 609 South Palestine, branch established on 2006/02/13. Info updated 2009/09/28: Bank assets: $96.8 mil, Deposits: $88.0 mil, headquarters in Brownsboro, TX, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Brownsboro Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Athens:

Marital status in Athens, TX
  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Texas average:

14.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Athens (Athens, Texas Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Athens, TX (based on Henderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,143122
Catholic8,5604
Mainline Protestant3,93623
Black Protestant8486
Other5633
None38,482-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Henderson County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Henderson County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 43
Here:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henderson County:

9.4%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Henderson County:

11.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.9%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Athens:

42.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Athens:

22.4%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Athens:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Athens:

52.1%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Athens:

77.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athens, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 26$112,726$52,0270$0
Police Protection - Officers 23$89,669$46,7840$0
Water Supply 16$44,986$33,7400$0
Other Government Administration 10$55,160$66,1921$531
Streets and Highways 7$19,399$33,2550$0
Parks and Recreation 7$20,201$34,6300$0
Police - Other 7$21,872$37,4950$0
Other and Unallocable 6$24,336$48,6720$0
Sewerage 5$18,744$44,9860$0
Health 2$6,985$41,9100$0
Financial Administration 2$12,491$74,9460$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,370$40,4401$2,214
Totals for Government 112$429,939$46,0652$2,745

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $541,000 ($42.59)
    Sewerage: $425,000 ($33.45)
    General - Other: $178,000 ($14.01)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($3.54)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,476,000 ($194.90)
    General - Other: $2,206,000 ($173.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,146,000 ($168.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,226,000 ($96.51)
    Sewerage: $1,133,000 ($89.18)
    Regular Highways: $987,000 ($77.69)
    Central Staff Services: $753,000 ($59.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $510,000 ($40.14)
    Financial Administration: $503,000 ($39.59)
    Health - Other: $351,000 ($27.63)
    Air Transportation: $68,000 ($5.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $491,000 ($38.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $104,000 ($8.19)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,561,000 ($437.74)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,026,000 ($159.48)
    Other: $144,000 ($11.34)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($0.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $80,000 ($6.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $440,000 ($34.63)
    Fines and Forfeits: $390,000 ($30.70)
    Donations From Private Sources: $27,000 ($2.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($0.94)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,449,000 ($192.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $384,000 ($30.23)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,752,000 ($452.77)
    Property: $2,899,000 ($228.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,062,000 ($83.60)
    Other License: $83,000 ($6.53)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,390,000 ($660.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,880,000 ($620.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($40.14)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $152,000 ($11.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,358,000 ($1051.48)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,000 ($1.10)

8.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Texas average:

7.43%

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 Smith County, TX  1.14% ($40,227 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX  1.08% ($57,225)
from Kaufman County, TX  1.02% ($43,199)


7.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Texas average:

7.26%

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 Smith County, TX  1.18% ($42,371 average AGI)
to Kaufman County, TX  0.85% ($37,649)
to Dallas County, TX  0.71% ($55,094)
Businesses in Athens, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Payless1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx5Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • KLVQ (1410 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TX; Owner: LOVE RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KVCI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANTON, TX; Owner: CANTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • K201DJ (88.1 FM; ATHENS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCKL (95.9 FM; MALAKOFF, TX; Owner: CEDAR CREEK RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDOK (92.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOYE (96.7 FM; FRANKSTON, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KKUS (104.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION 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
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 794ft / 242mTotal length
  • $169,000Total costs
  • 244,560Total average daily traffic
  • 19,988Total average daily truck traffic
  • 340,077Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Athens, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 131930-1939
  • 41960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 131990-1999
  • 162000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athens, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 247 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Athens, TX)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (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: 120 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Athens)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$68,56369$71,750103$85,26419$25,41819$48,225
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$55,3202$61,81011$72,9624$11,1652$51,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$79,86024$61,88962$73,7557$27,4066$54,993
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$85,79010$85,97136$72,4341$9,8904$81,823
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$134,5001$103,6608$75,4140$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9503.00 , 9512.00, 9513.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$101,8088$95,9630$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$106,3901$209,8401$31,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$69,3500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$58,6400$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9503.00 , 9512.00, 9513.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athens, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Athens, TX - Value

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 204. The highest number of fires - 304 took place in 2011, and the least - 20 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Athens, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.7%), and Structure Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Athens, TX
    • 2,10960.7%Outside Fires
    • 84024.2%Structure Fires
    • 3369.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1895.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Texas:

  • Super 8, 205 Dallas Hwy 175, Athens, Texas 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-7511, Fax: (903) 675-8833
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1119 E Tyler St, Athens, Texas 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-2500, Fax: (903) 675-2540
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 716 E Tyler St, Athens, Texas 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-5173, Fax: (903) 677-1529
  • Best Western Plus Roual Mountain Inn & Suites, 1814 Hwy 31 E, Athens, Texas 75751 , Phone: (903) 292-1750, Fax: (903) 292-1751
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Texas
Most common first names in Athens, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17672.1 years
William15975.8 years
Mary15378.9 years
John13874.6 years
Robert10072.6 years
Willie8475.6 years
Charles7272.9 years
George6276.3 years
Thomas5877.2 years
Joe5071.9 years
Most common last names in Athens, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9076.7 years
Harris7275.5 years
Brown6776.4 years
Johnson6574.4 years
Williams6374.8 years
Walker5472.5 years
Miller4577.3 years
Jones4372.4 years
Warren4382.6 years
Davis4171.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athens, TX
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 41.4%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athens, TX
  • 76.3%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Athens compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Athens on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 30 pilots and 15 other airmen in this city.
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