For population 25 years and over in Athens:
For population 15 years and over in Athens town:
20 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.3% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $542 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (59.0 miles , pop. 94,911).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (114.1 miles , pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (363.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Princeton, WV (2.4 miles ), Oakvale, WV (2.6 miles) , Glen Lyn, VA (3.0 miles) , Rich Creek, VA (3.3 miles ), Peterstown, WV (3.5 miles ), Matoaka, WV (3.5 miles ), Narrows, VA (3.6 miles ), Montcalm, WV (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 37.42 N, Longitude: 81.01 W
Area code: 304
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Athens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +359 (+48.3%).
Work and jobs in Athens: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Athens, West Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 70% 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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from Athens center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 58.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
Amtrak station near Athens:
College/University in Athens:
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:
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Public elementary/middle school in Athens:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 22.0. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.88. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 23.8%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
333 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
Athens compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Athens (based on Mercer County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.20%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Number of full-service restaurants: 38
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Athens government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,602 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($243 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,824 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Athens fatal accident list:
Apr 26, 2009 05:02 PM, Cr-7, Lat: 37.40763889, Lon: -81.03518889, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2008 06:56 AM, Sr-20, Lat: 37.422050, Lon: -81.015886, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:3
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, WV
Businesses in Athens, WV