Athens, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 442. Population change since 2000: +30.0%
Males: 235  (53.2%)
Females: 207  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05143.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,710 (it was $31,172 in 2000)
Athens:

$42,710
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,952 (it was $17,745 in 2000)

Athens town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $195,237 (it was $102,500 in 2000)
Athens:

$195,237
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $269,727; Detached houses: $287,548; Townhouses or other attached units: $214,455; In 2-unit structures: $281,048; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $160,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,395; Mobile homes: $98,897
  • Races in Athens, VT (2010)

    Athens races chart
    • 41994.8%White alone
    • 92.0%Two or more races
    • 51.1%Hispanic
    • 40.9%Asian alone
    • 30.7%Black alone
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Athens: 100.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (17.4%), French (14.7%), Irish (14.4%), Scottish (10.9%), United States (7.9%), German (6.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Athens,VT real estate house value index trend

Athens, Vermont map

For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens town:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Vermont:

3.8%



According to our research of Vermont and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Athens, Vermont as of November 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Athens to the number of sex offenders is 442 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Athens town:  1.1% ($1,139)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)
Athens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Manchester, NH (58.2 miles , pop. 107,006).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (93.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (170.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Saxtons River, VT (2.1 miles ), Grafton, VT (2.3 miles ), Brookline, VT (2.5 miles ), Rockingham, VT (2.6 miles ), Townshend, VT (2.6 miles ), North Westminster, VT (2.6 miles ), Bellows Falls, VT (2.7 miles ), North Walpole, NH (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.11 N, Longitude: 72.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +26 (+8.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (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, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Vermont state average. It is 39% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Athens town center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 49.4 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from Athens center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.0 miles away from Athens center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Windham County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tropical Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Birthplace of: Henry L. Bowles - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Athens:

  • MCGIRR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BELLOWS FALLS, VT)
  • CHESHIRE COUNTY HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WESTMORELAND, NH)
  • SPRINGFIELD HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, VT)

Amtrak stations near Athens:

  • 8 miles: BELLOWS FALLS (DEPOT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:

  • Keene State College (about 21 miles; Keene, NH; Full-time enrollment: 5,098)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 36 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Williams College (about 42 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Dartmouth College (about 44 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 6,030)
  • Castleton State College (about 46 miles; Castleton, VT; FT enrollment: 2,079)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 48 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 51 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)

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Church in Athens: Old Brick Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Athens Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Athens Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 82.5. This is about average.

City:

82.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.66. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.4%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.2%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.2%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

3.6%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Athens town (based on Windham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,7538
Mainline Protestant3,41238
Evangelical Protestant1,02613
Other64712
None30,675-
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: 18
Windham County:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Windham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Windham County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 82
Here:

18.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Windham County:

22.6%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.5%
State:

13.3%

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,769 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($168 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.10%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cheshire County, NH  0.65% ($30,754 average AGI)
from Windsor County, VT  0.47% ($25,261)
from Franklin County, MA  0.22% ($38,415)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($193 average AGI)
Windham County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cheshire County, NH  0.74% ($35,871 average AGI)
to Windsor County, VT  0.55% ($29,490)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.27% ($22,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WNBX (1480 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, VT)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNTK (1020 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: KOOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBK (1290 AM; 5 kW; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • WCFR-FM (96.3 FM; WALPOLE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLV (91.7 FM; WOODSTOCK, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WHDQ-FM1 (106.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVRR (101.7 FM; NEWPORT, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WZSH (107.1 FM; BELLOWS FALLS, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WXKK (93.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, VT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • WEKW-TV (Channel 52; KEENE, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WVTA (Channel 41; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT ETV, INC.)

Athens fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2008 04:39 PM, Th-2, Lat: 43.12835, Lon: -72.56791, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1992 09:35 AM, Fas125, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $530,000Total costs
  • 400Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total average daily truck traffic
  • 600Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K2KDA, Licensee ID: L00202048, Grant Date: 05/01/2006, Expiration Date: 07/25/2016, Certifier: Gordon M Pugh, Registrant: Northeast Fm Repeater Association, 48 Valley Cemetery Rd, Athens, VT 05143-8413
  • Call Sign: KA1TSP, Grant Date: 05/02/1989, Expiration Date: 05/02/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2001, Registrant: Joanne N Snide, Box 148 Rfd 3, Athens, VT 05143
  • Call Sign: KA1TSR, Grant Date: 05/02/1989, Expiration Date: 05/02/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2001, Registrant: Shawn M Bingham, Rfd 3, Athens, VT 05143
  • Call Sign: W2NH, Previous Call Sign: W1JTB, Licensee ID: L00104492, Grant Date: 06/22/2010, Expiration Date: 06/27/2020, Certifier: Gordon M Pugh, Registrant: Gordon M Pugh, 48 Valley Cemetery Road, Athens, VT 05143
  • Call Sign: WR1NH, Previous Call Sign: WA2DDQ, Licensee ID: L00202048, Grant Date: 03/22/2005, Expiration Date: 03/22/2015, Certifier: Gordon M Pugh, Registrant: Northeast Fm Repeater Association, 48 Valley Cemetery Rd, Athens, VT 05143

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Athens

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Athens compared to Vermont state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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