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Population in 2012: 12,846 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.7%
 

Males: 6,236  (48.5%)
Females: 6,610  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  34.2 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 75751, 75752.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,490 (it was $29,372 in 2000)
Athens:

$32,490
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,451

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,847 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Athens:

$86,847
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $107,168; Detached houses: $113,047; Townhouses or other attached units: $62,483; Mobile homes: $36,594

Median gross rent in 2012: $573.

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  • White alone - 7,056 (55.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3,117 (24.5%)
  • Black alone - 2,275 (17.9%)
  • Asian alone - 153 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 108 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athens: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (19.2%), German (6.9%), English (6.8%), Irish (5.8%), Scottish (1.2%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 492 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 879 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

1,570 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Texas as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Athens to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,177 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $913 (1.3%)

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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 ).

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

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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: +5,193 (+40.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,755 (71.0%)

Area code: 903

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 1101100200010
per 100,000 8.28.70.08.48.20.00.015.70.00.00.07.70.0
Rapes 5230417179111391114
per 100,000 41.017.325.40.032.9135.3131.670.689.1104.873.984.8108.1
Robberies 2517161413111412142516206
per 100,000 204.8147.1135.6117.7106.987.5108.494.2113.4201.6131.4154.146.3
Assaults 7311310182362532314136373535
per 100,000 598.1978.1855.9689.2296.0198.9247.8243.3332.0290.3304.0269.7270.4
Burglaries 169156152156143129158185188148152131104
per 100,000 1384.61350.31288.11311.11175.71026.51223.41451.91522.51193.41248.71009.5803.3
Thefts 468451344423428335334381370352347362320
per 100,000 3834.23903.72915.33555.23518.92665.72586.12990.12996.42838.32850.62789.62471.8
Auto thefts 28303437513630342529361221
per 100,000 229.4259.7288.1311.0419.3286.5232.3266.8202.5233.8295.792.5162.2
Arson 4430303311310
per 100,000 32.834.625.40.024.70.023.223.58.18.124.67.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 490.8533.7454.6441.6384.3369.6388.7400.9407.7411.4378.3367.1317.4

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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: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Texas average:

1.95

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Athens, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 185% 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 significantly below Texas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Athens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henderson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 3, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Athens:

  • RENAL CARE GROUP, ATHENS (Dialysis Facility, 425 SOUTH CARROLL SUITE #3)
  • A TRINITY VALLEY HOME HEALTH AND THERAPY SERVICES (Home Health Center, 300 S PRAIRIEVILLE)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH WEST (Home Health Center, 1336 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • INTEGRACARE OF ATHENS-HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, 1315 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • PREMIER HEALTHCARE SERVICES-LAKESIDE (Home Health Center, 707 N PALESTINE ST)
  • STAR CARE (Home Health Center, 214 WEST CAYUGA STREET)
  • ATHENS PLACE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 4875 FM 2709)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ATHENS (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2000 SOUTH PALESTINE)
  • GENESIS HOSPICECARE (Hospital, 201 ST THOMAS)
  • HOME HEALTH SPECIALISTS HOSPICE AND PRIVATE INC (Hospital, 1315 S PALESTINE)
  • ATHENS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 305 S PALESTINE ST)
  • GREEN OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 500 VALLE VISTA)
  • PARK HIGHLANDS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 711 LUCAS ST)
  • SOUTH PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 150 GIBSON RD)
  • WEST PLACE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 8579 STATE HWY 31 W)
  • WOODLANDS NURSING CTR,THE (Nursing Home, P O BOX 1969)

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College/University in Athens:

  • Trinity Valley Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,707; 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: 6,186)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 36 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 4,172)
  • Navarro College (about 39 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 4,283)
  • Kilgore College (about 59 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 2,977)
  • Eastfield College (about 64 miles; Mesquite, TX; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • LeTourneau University (about 68 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • Southern Methodist University (about 71 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 8,121)

Public high schools in Athens:

Public elementary/middle schools in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens, map of school districts: ATHENS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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

 
Henderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 SO2 NO2 Ozone  CO 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.88. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.88
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.26
U.S.:

9.39
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.439
U.S.:

0.334

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

BETHEL ASH WSC MURPHEY PLANT (Population served: 1257, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHRISTIAN YOUTH FOUNDATION MAIN (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
CEDARVIEW ESTATES (Population served: 183, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (APR-04-2005)
  • Notification, Public - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Notification, Public - In AUG-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (NOV-25-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and NOV-09-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2001), Fed FAO issued (2 times from JUN-28-2001 to AUG-23-2001), Fed No addtl Formal Action needed (OCT-04-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2004)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

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

  • BETHEL ASH WSC DOUGLAS PLANT (Population served: 885, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC LOWE PLANT (Population served: 717, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC HALL PLANT (Population served: 615, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC WALTON PLANT (Population served: 576, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • C R C WSC (Population served: 342, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COON CREEK CLUB (Population served: 330, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC (Population served: 228, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BETHEL ASH WSC MCATEE PLANT (Population served: 132, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.8% for Black residents, 51.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.5% for American Indian residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Athens, TX

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

Athens compared to Texas state average:

Athens, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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) (Amended And
  • 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Texas:

  • Super 8, 205 Dallas Hwy 175, Athens, TX 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-7511, Fax: (903) 675-8833
  • Best Western Inn On The Hill, 2050 Hwy 31 East, Athens, TX 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-9214, Fax: (903) 675-5963
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1119 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-2500, Fax: (903) 675-2540
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 716 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751 , Phone: (903) 675-5173, Fax: (903) 677-1529
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Athens, Texas

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 (53%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.27%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents49.8%13.3%11.1%10.0%4.4%
Congregations29.8%2.6%15.8%14.0%11.4%
NameChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents3.5%2.1%1.1%1.0%3.7%
Congregations9.6%1.8%0.9%0.9%13.2%
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: 13
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

9.4%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.2%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$10,924$65,5440$0
Other Government Administration 3$19,649$78,5960$0
Judicial and Legal 2$7,080$42,4800$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$89,091$44,5460$0
Police - Other 8$20,287$30,4310$0
Firefighters 27$99,141$44,0630$0
Streets and Highways 7$16,682$28,5980$0
Health 5$10,102$24,2450$0
Sewerage 16$46,498$34,8740$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,090$33,8160$0
Water Supply 11$30,628$33,4120$0
Other and Unallocable 8$25,669$38,5040$0
Totals for Government 118$389,841$39,6450$0

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $932,000 ($72.55)
    General: $160,000 ($12.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,018,000 ($157.09)
    Regular Highways: $953,000 ($74.19)
    Fire Protection: $865,000 ($67.34)
    Water Utilities: $809,000 ($62.98)
    Sewerage: $809,000 ($62.98)
    Central Staff Services: $471,000 ($36.67)
    General - Other: $336,000 ($26.16)
    Financial Administration: $314,000 ($24.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $103,000 ($8.02)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($0.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $592,000 ($46.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $544,000 ($42.35)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($1.40)
    Air Transportation: $18,000 ($1.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,215,000 ($250.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $102,000 ($7.94)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $7,000 ($0.54)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,443,000 ($112.33)
    All Other: $149,000 ($11.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $714,000 ($55.58)
    All Other: $14,000 ($1.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $436,000 ($33.94)
    Interest Earnings: $285,000 ($22.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,653,000 ($128.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000 ($5.68)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,901,000 ($225.83)
    Property: $1,211,000 ($94.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $745,000 ($57.99)
    Public Utilities: $597,000 ($46.47)
    NEC: $70,000 ($5.45)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,700,000 ($132.34)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,200,000 ($93.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $7,052,000 ($548.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,844,000 ($377.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,000,000 ($155.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,170,000 ($91.08)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,000,000 ($77.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $200,000 ($15.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $530,000 ($41.26)
    Other, NEC: $208,000 ($16.19)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,403,000 ($109.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,903,000 ($303.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,008,000 ($78.47)

9.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,823 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.74%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($148 average AGI)
Henderson County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dallas County, TX  1.46% ($65,872 average AGI)
from Kaufman County, TX  1.19% ($27,589)
from Smith County, TX  1.16% ($33,810)


8.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,478 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($108 average AGI)
Henderson County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Smith County, TX  1.20% ($33,611 average AGI)
to Kaufman County, TX  1.12% ($32,195)
to Dallas County, TX  0.96% ($34,764)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Athens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Athens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Athens, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (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: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 253
  • Hazardous Condition: 66
  • Service Call: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 22

Incident types - Athens


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, TX

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
Businesses in Athens, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike3
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Best Western1Payless1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Subway2
FedEx5Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill2U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS4
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1
Browse common businesses in Athens, TX

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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William F. Davies, Jr. (19)
  • Kelli Hayes (7)
  • James P. Beckham (6)
  • Donald W. Kelley (6)
  • Thomas Drennan Selgas (5)
  • Christopher M. Boykin (4)
  • Mark Charles Kitchens (2)
  • Richard D. Gillespie (2)
  • Richard David Gillespie, Iii (2)
  • Kelli L. Hayes (2)

Total of 63 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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