Athens, West Virginia

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.8%
(32.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents)

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

1.10
West Virginia average:

2.58
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Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
West Virginia:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+48.3%).
Most common industries in Athens, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (32.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.9%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Machinery (2.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (33.2%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
  • Rail transportation (3.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (25.7%)
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Athens, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (11.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (10.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Waiters and waitresses (21.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.2%)
  • Personal appearance workers (2.8%)

Average climate in Athens, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens, West Virginia average temperatures Athens, West Virginia average precipitation Athens, West Virginia humidity Athens, West Virginia wind speed Athens, West Virginia snowfall Athens, West Virginia sunshine Athens, West Virginia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.03
U.S.:

1.79

Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Athens town center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 26.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from Athens center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from Athens center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from Athens center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 283.2 miles away from Athens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Landslides: 6, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Athens:

  • VALLEY VIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • H/S SOUTHERN HILLS REGIONAL REHAB (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • OLD BLUEFIELD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • CHURCH LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • PRINCETON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PRINCETON, WV)
  • RIVERVIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RICH CREEK, VA)

Amtrak station near Athens:

  • 19 miles: HINTON (FRONT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

College/University in Athens:

  • Concord University (Full-time enrollment: 2,698; Location: 100 Vermillion Street; Public; Website: www.concord.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:

  • New River Community and Technical College (about 28 miles; Beckley, WV; Full-time enrollment: 2,234)
  • New River Community College (about 29 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Radford University (about 33 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 33 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 36 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Roanoke College (about 54 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • American National University (about 56 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public elementary/middle school in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Concord College is now Concord University

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Athens Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Athens include: Athens Baptist Church (A), Athens United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

ATHENS TOWN OF (Population served: 4,802, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-31-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
308 people in college/university student housing in 2010
333 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • First Community Bank: Athens Branch at 101 Vermillion Street, branch established on 2001/10/11. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Athens Branch at 202 State Street, branch established on 1905/01/25. 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
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
West Virginia average:

10.8

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

Religion statistics for Athens, WV (based on Mercer County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,020100
Mainline Protestant6,68351
Catholic1,5602
Other4865
Black Protestant957
Orthodox761
None36,344-
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: 14
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
This county:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Mercer County:

6.20 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Mercer County:

13.5%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

28.5%
State:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Mercer County:

13.4%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Athens:

50.2%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Athens:

59.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Athens:

26.7
West Virginia:

28.6

Average hours sleeping at night:
Athens:

6.2
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Athens:

26.7%
West Virginia:

34.2%

General health condition:
Athens:

70.6%
West Virginia:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

96.6%
West Virginia:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athens, WV 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
Water Supply 5$13,616$32,6784$4,014
Financial Administration 2$4,629$27,7740$0
Sewerage 2$6,135$36,8100$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,599$31,1880$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,606$31,2720$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$345
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 11$29,585$32,2755$4,359

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $611,000 ($663.41)
    Sewerage: $316,000 ($343.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $193,000 ($209.55)
    Regular Highways: $151,000 ($163.95)
    Police Protection: $70,000 ($76.00)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($27.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($19.54)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($10.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($4.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($71.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $111,000 ($120.52)
    Regular Highways: $111,000 ($120.52)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($46.69)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($8.69)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $487,000 ($528.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($40.17)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $515,000 ($559.17)
    Other: $143,000 ($155.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($10.86)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($10.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $80,000 ($86.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($11.94)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($3.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($3.26)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $718,000 ($779.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($8.69)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($5.43)
  • Tax - Property: $75,000 ($81.43)
    Amusements Sales: $27,000 ($29.32)
    Other License: $12,000 ($13.03)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,576,000 ($2796.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,384,000 ($2588.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $192,000 ($208.47)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,384,000 ($1502.71)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $161,000 ($174.81)

4.03% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
West Virginia average:

5.10%

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 Tazewell County, VA  0.62% ($33,198 average AGI)
from McDowell County, WV  0.42% ($26,988)
from Raleigh County, WV  0.25% ($28,808)


4.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
West Virginia average:

5.62%

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 Tazewell County, VA  0.57% ($42,453 average AGI)
to Raleigh County, WV  0.26% ($33,074)
to Monroe County, WV  0.16% ($30,788)

Businesses in Athens, WV

  • CVS: 1
  • Jimmy John's: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WNRV (990 AM; 5 kW; NARROWS-PEARISBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAEY (1490 AM; 1 kW; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WJLS (560 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMN (1050 AM; 1 kW; GREEN VALLEY, WV; Owner: WAMN, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWNR (620 AM; 5 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: DYNASTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAY (860 AM; 10 kW; OAK HILL, WV; Owner: COMMISSIONED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPIN (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: DUBLIN RADIO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W244BB (96.7 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJLS-FM (99.5 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTD-FM (102.3 FM; HINTON, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WCIR-FM (103.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPB (91.7 FM; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)

Athens fatal accident list:

May 31, 2013 04:57 PM, Sr-20, Lat: 37.483478, Lon: -80.998686, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 23, 2012 09:22 PM, I-77, Lat: 37.479339, Lon: -81.073481, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 14, 2011 11:02 AM, I-77, Lat: 37.392442, Lon: -81.059206, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 26, 2009 05:02 PM, Cr-7, Lat: 37.407639, Lon: -81.035189, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2008 06:56 AM, Sr-20, Lat: 37.422050, Lon: -81.015890, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 15, 1999 01:08 PM, Sr-20, Lat: 37.425843, Lon: -81.014558, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 144ft / 43.6mTotal length
  • $825,000Total costs
  • 71,211Total average daily traffic
  • 15,344Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,865Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Athens, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 71970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athens, WV

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • David G Childress, Mercer County (Lat: 37.542278 Lon: -81.114361), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m, Registrant: Sky Blue Towers, LLC, Dchildress@pegasustower.Com, , 233 Richl-ands, Phone: (276) 963-1813
  • Nathan Byrd, Mercer County (Lat: 37.542278 Lon: -81.114361), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m, Registrant: Sky Blue Towers, LLC, Dchildress@pegasustower.Com, , 233 Richl-ands, Phone: (276) 963-1813
  • Edward G Roach, Mercer County (Lat: 37.542278 Lon: -81.114361), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Diana Wilborn, 242 White Oak Creek Road (Lat: 37.467972 Lon: -81.015111), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 54055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (301) 256-6428
  • Diana Wilborn, 242 White Oak Creek Road (Lat: 37.467972 Lon: -81.015111), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 54055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (301) 256-6428
  • Diana Wilborn, 242 White Oak Creek Road (Lat: 37.467972 Lon: -81.015111), Type: 60.6, Structure height: 54055 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Apex Towers, LLC, Dwilborn@apex-Towers.Com, , Beckl-ey, Phone: (301) 256-6428

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6km N Of Sr 20 Near (Lat: 37.407889 Lon: -81.032306), Type: Tank, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WPED373,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.075 MHz, Grant Date: 03/07/2015, Expiration Date: 05/11/2025, Certifier: Johnny K Pentasuglia, Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Cove Branch, 460 Kraft Drive (Lat: 37.445833 Lon: -81.059639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQOS663,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/18/2012, Expiration Date: 01/18/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2016, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • BL417, 200 South State Street (Lat: 37.422306 Lon: -81.014778), Type: Tank, Structure height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WQSE238,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2013, Expiration Date: 09/09/2023, Certifier: Raymond B Ostroski, Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-5286, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 13. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Athens, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (48.4%), and Outside Fires (44.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Athens, WV
    • 9148.4%Structure Fires
    • 8444.7%Outside Fires
    • 126.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, WV
Most common first names in Athens, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1774.1 years
William1677.1 years
John1678.2 years
Mary1576.5 years
Charles1477.3 years
Robert1466.8 years
Thomas872.6 years
George877.5 years
Frank879.1 years
Ruth776.8 years
Most common last names in Athens, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White2471.8 years
Martin1774.6 years
Wiley1085.4 years
Thompson1074.4 years
Oxley979.1 years
Coburn869.0 years
Bowling777.9 years
Moore779.7 years
Phillips778.6 years
Ball667.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athens, WV
  • 60.7%Utility gas
  • 39.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athens, WV
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 48.3%Utility gas


Athens compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly 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.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Athens on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Japan (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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