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Athens County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2019: 65,327 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 62,223 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,729
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,685
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,596
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,164 (it was 8,905 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

32%

Land area: 507 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 129 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Athens County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.0%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Athens County, OH (2019)
    • 58,81594.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9333.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8403.0%Asian alone
    • 1,8122.9%Two or more races
    • 1,3372.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1330.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 530.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 270.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years
Males: 32,181  (49.3%)
Females: 33,146  (50.7%)
Average household size:
Athens County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,851 ($27,322 in 1999)
This county:

$41,851
Ohio:

$58,642

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $724 (lower quartile is $482, upper quartile is $1,031)
This county:

$724
State:

$662


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $145,400 (it was $75,800 in 2000)
Athens:

$145,400
Ohio:

$157,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,500 - $211,600

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $183,287
Here:

$183,287
State:

$198,781

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,431
Here:

$169,431
State:

$188,193

In 2-unit structures: $163,056
Here:

$163,056
State:

$118,841

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $183,536
Here:

$183,536
State:

$156,796

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,342
Here:

$124,342
State:

$143,144

Mobile homes: $67,205
Here:

$67,205
State:

$56,406

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,127
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 680

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 0
Athens County, OH map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $142,900
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $141,400
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $280,500
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $322,800
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $198,200
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $323,800
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $218,500
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2019: 10 buildings, average cost: $258,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Athens, OH residents
Average permit cost in Athens, OH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,118 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,644 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Athens, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Athens, OH in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Athens, OH in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.4%
Athens County:

27.4%
Ohio:

13.1%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 35.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.6% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.8% for other race residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 30.5 years old
(Males: 30.2 years old, Females: 31.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.8 years old, Black residents: 19.6 years old, American Indian residents: 3.3 years old, Asian residents: 30.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.6 years old, Other race residents: 30.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Athens County is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $657 a month.

Cities in this county include: Athens, Nelsonville, The Plains, Glouster, Chauncey, Albany, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Coolville, Trimble.

Athens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45701Athens58982.10.15.433.825.63103.674.502.507.18
45710Albany3080.31.951.481.6785.311.500.852.00
45711Amesville83.50.41.150.891.0288.560.900.501.20
45716Buchtel21.10.10.60.330.71117.850.601.150.60
45717Carbondale11.61.61.61.6  1.602.051.23
45719Chauncey23.21.62.42.261.1347.142.401.902.40
45723Coolville540.31.641.171.4487.581.600.401.60
45732Glouster157.90.13.532.322.6976.113.301.206.40
45735Guysville73.80.71.861.581.1159.951.800.852.30
45740Jacksonville34.513.32.711.9960.384.402.154.43
45761Millfield1215.50.12.921.124.33148.361.100.302.90
45764Nelsonville2190.63.892.992.6467.993.101.785.03
45766New Marshfield73.60.82.11.751.2961.541.400.953.40
45778Stewart79.40.73.52.523.0887.882.001.304.35
45780The Plains2316.10.94.633.434.0888.113.001.784.98

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Atchison County, Kansas , Boone County, Missouri , Harrison County, West Virginia , Howard County, Missouri , Shelby County, Indiana , Union County, Indiana .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Ohio:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Athens, OH
County total employment by year in Athens, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Athens, OH

Current college students: 18,795
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,578 (23.0% naturalized citizens)

Athens County:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,0572010 or later
  • 5942000 to 2009
  • 2731990 to 1999
  • 3211980 to 1989
  • 901970 to 1979
  • 209Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.2%

Athens County marital status for males Athens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,573
  • One, attached: 444
  • Two: 734
  • 3 or 4: 549
  • 5 to 9: 1,079
  • 10 to 19: 723
  • 20 to 49: 1,270
  • 50 or more: 482
  • Mobile homes: 3,815

Housing units in Athens County with a mortgage: 7,412 (0 second mortgage, 789 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,500

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Athens County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,17442
Evangelical Protestant5,09345
Catholic1,9465
Other8905
None51,654-
Athens County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Athens County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Athens County:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 35
This county:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Athens County:

8.3%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Athens County:

29.4%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Athens County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,826
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $143.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.25%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.01%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,573
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.21%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,665
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.68
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.59%
Corn for grain: 1483 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 680 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1355 harvested acres
Vegetables: 82 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 65 acres

Earthquake activity:

Athens County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from Athens County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 128.4 miles away from the county 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 172.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 162.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.4 miles away from Athens County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: February 5, 2019 - February 13, 2019, FEMA Id: 4424, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 14, 2018 - February 25, 2018, FEMA Id: 4360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4077: August 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4077, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1556: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Athens County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Athens

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,794 (69.7%)
  • Carpooled: 2,384 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 270 (1.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 8 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 118 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 447 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 4,246 (14.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,134 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (27%)
  • Saudi Arabia (7%)
  • Venezuela (5%)
  • Malaysia (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Jordan (4%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Athens County


  • German (17%)
  • American (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Polish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Athens County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 7,470 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 292 people in nursing homes
  • 190 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in institutions for the blind
  • 37 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 36 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 35 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 25 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Athens County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 8,550 people in college/university student housing
  • 272 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 198 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 90 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 75 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,640.

7.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.39% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($19,622 average AGI)
2.73% relocated from other states ($17,326 average AGI)
Athens County:

2.73%
Ohio average:

1.73%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, OH  0.67% ($37,041 average AGI)
from Meigs County, OH  0.41% ($39,324)
from Hocking County, OH  0.38% ($29,116)
from Washington County, OH  0.34% ($28,410)
from Wood County, WV  0.22% ($45,925)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.20% ($35,595)
from Cuyahoga County, OH  0.18% ($21,697)


8.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,835 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.26% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($18,848 average AGI)
3.34% relocated to other states ($21,987 average AGI)
Athens County:

3.34%
Ohio average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, OH  0.98% ($34,665 average AGI)
to Meigs County, OH  0.56% ($32,144)
to Hocking County, OH  0.42% ($27,377)
to Fairfield County, OH  0.42% ($30,234)
to Washington County, OH  0.41% ($30,800)
to Cuyahoga County, OH  0.17% ($26,875)
to Morgan County, OH  0.17% ($30,419)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9

Births per 1000 population in Athens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Athens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Athens County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Athens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Athens County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Athens County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Athens County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Athens County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Athens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,830 (6,334 aged, 1,496 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 851 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Athens County, Ohio in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (680)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (639)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (625)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (516)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (274)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (248)
  • Unspecified dementia (193)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Congestive heart failure (131)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (116)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,582
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 203
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,185

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,007
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 653
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 111

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 102.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.9
  • Other - 36.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,327
  • Male householders: 11,338 (2,899 living alone), Female householders: 11,321 (2,987 living alone)
  • 10,795 spouses (10,516 opposite-sex spouses), 2,250 unmarried partners, (2,025 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,629 children (9,893 natural, 71 adopted, 665 stepchildren), 1,734 grandchildren, 513 brothers or sisters, 1,092 parents, 0 foster children, 365 other relatives, 5,602 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 9,688

Size of family households: 6,888 2-persons, 2,990 3-persons, 2,583 4-persons, 883 5-persons, 300 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,886 1-person, 1,941 2-persons, 931 3-persons, 114 4-persons, 34 5-persons, 38 7-or-more-persons.

5,336 married couples with children.
2,685 single-parent households (1,077 men, 1,608 women).

94.2% of residents of Athens speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $331,075,000 ($5,240 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,508,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $106,153,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $85,917,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,409,000
Federal grants: $110,221,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,253,000 ($2,312,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,122,000 ($1,076,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $260,058,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,416,000
Federal Government insurance: $70,230,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,340
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,502
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,023
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,949
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Athens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.98 millions of gallons per day (80% from ground, 20% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Athens County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Athens County, Ohio
  • 8082014 or later
  • 2972010 to 2013
  • 3,8362000 to 2009
  • 4,1171990 to 1999
  • 3,2811980 to 1989
  • 2,5091970 to 1979
  • 2,5821960 to 1969
  • 1,9761950 to 1959
  • 1,8341940 to 1949
  • 5,4291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Athens County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Athens County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Athens County, Ohio
  • 1621 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 4163 rooms
  • 1,5854 rooms
  • 3,2345 rooms
  • 3,8556 rooms
  • 1,5627 rooms
  • 1,5388 rooms
  • 2,5609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens County, Ohio
  • 3271 room
  • 4682 rooms
  • 1,6053 rooms
  • 1,8344 rooms
  • 1,5215 rooms
  • 1,3566 rooms
  • 2287 rooms
  • 2238 rooms
  • 1859+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Athens County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Athens County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Athens County, Ohio
  • 162no bedroom
  • 7741 bedroom
  • 2,8382 bedrooms
  • 7,8623 bedrooms
  • 2,7884 bedrooms
  • 4885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens County, Ohio
  • 440no bedroom
  • 1,8851 bedroom
  • 2,3242 bedrooms
  • 2,0653 bedrooms
  • 8944 bedrooms
  • 1395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Athens County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Athens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Athens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 198no vehicle
  • 4,1271 vehicle
  • 6,1832 vehicles
  • 3,0673 vehicles
  • 9474 vehicles
  • 3905+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Athens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Athens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,380no vehicle
  • 3,0431 vehicle
  • 1,7562 vehicles
  • 1,1083 vehicles
  • 1874 vehicles
  • 2735+ vehicles

69.2% of Athens County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Ohio.

Athens County:

69.2%
State average:

85.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 47,308
  • Other state: 14,937
  • Northeast: 2,914
  • Midwest: 2,748
  • South: 6,656
  • West: 2,619
Year householders moved into unit in Athens County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Athens County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.3%Utility gas
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.5%Electricity
  • 37.3%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

1.2%
Ohio:

13.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 113
Here:

5.0%
Ohio:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 307
Here:

1.9%
Ohio:

23.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Athens County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $502,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,090,000
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000
    Sewerage: $577,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $307,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $29,100,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,111,000
    Health - Other: $5,287,000
    General - Other: $5,042,000
    Regular Highways: $4,802,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,846,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,454,000
    Police Protection: $2,236,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,877,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Solid Waste Management: $997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $842,000
    General Public Buildings: $549,000
    Sewerage: $422,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,298,000
    General Local Government Support: $613,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,923,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,362,000
    Interest Earnings: $355,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $294,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $53,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,062,000
    Health - Other: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $86,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,974,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,923,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,088,000
    Highways: $5,082,000
    Other: $3,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $913,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,332,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,453,000
    Other License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Athens County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $502,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,090,000
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000
    Sewerage: $577,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $307,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $29,100,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,111,000
    Health - Other: $5,287,000
    General - Other: $5,042,000
    Regular Highways: $4,802,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,846,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,454,000
    Police Protection: $2,236,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,877,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Solid Waste Management: $997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $842,000
    General Public Buildings: $549,000
    Sewerage: $422,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,298,000
    General Local Government Support: $613,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,923,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,362,000
    Interest Earnings: $355,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $294,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $53,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,062,000
    Health - Other: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $86,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,974,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,923,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,088,000
    Highways: $5,082,000
    Other: $3,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $913,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,332,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,453,000
    Other License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Athens County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $502,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,090,000
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000
    Sewerage: $577,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $307,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $29,100,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,111,000
    Health - Other: $5,287,000
    General - Other: $5,042,000
    Regular Highways: $4,802,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,846,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,454,000
    Police Protection: $2,236,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,877,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Solid Waste Management: $997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $842,000
    General Public Buildings: $549,000
    Sewerage: $422,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,298,000
    General Local Government Support: $613,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,923,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,362,000
    Interest Earnings: $355,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $294,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $53,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,062,000
    Health - Other: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $86,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,974,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,923,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,088,000
    Highways: $5,082,000
    Other: $3,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $913,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,332,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,453,000
    Other License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Athens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $502,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,090,000
    Solid Waste Management: $857,000
    Sewerage: $577,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $307,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $281,000
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $29,100,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,111,000
    Health - Other: $5,287,000
    General - Other: $5,042,000
    Regular Highways: $4,802,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,846,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,454,000
    Police Protection: $2,236,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,877,000
    Financial Administration: $1,455,000
    Solid Waste Management: $997,000
    Housing and Community Development: $842,000
    General Public Buildings: $549,000
    Sewerage: $422,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $220,000
    Water Utilities: $219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,298,000
    General Local Government Support: $613,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,923,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,320,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,950,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $404,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,362,000
    Interest Earnings: $355,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $294,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $89,000
    Special Assessments: $53,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,062,000
    Health - Other: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $219,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $86,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000
    Water Utilities: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Regular Highways: $6,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,974,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $772,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,923,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,088,000
    Highways: $5,082,000
    Other: $3,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,555,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $913,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,332,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,453,000
    Other License: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,384,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,961
  • Number of aged recipients: 77
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,884
  • Number of recipients under 18: 230
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,480
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 251
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 539
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 959
Most common first names in Athens County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William39373.9 years
Mary38878.2 years
John38273.3 years
James33072.6 years
Charles31973.4 years
Robert26770.8 years
George17476.8 years
Helen16578.4 years
Ruth12077.2 years
Margaret11678.2 years
Most common last names in Athens County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17875.3 years
Johnson11175.4 years
Williams9876.7 years
Davis8577.3 years
Miller7473.3 years
Jones7375.7 years
Brown7177.4 years
Brooks6075.9 years
White5974.0 years
Thompson5873.2 years
Businesses in Athens County, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1La-Z-Boy1
ALDI1Lane Furniture3
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets8
AutoZone1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's4
Baymont Inn1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Carson Pirie Scott1Quiznos1
Chipotle1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen3Ruby Tuesday1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Domino's Pizza2Sears1
FedEx4Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Ford1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway3
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul6
Hyundai1UPS13
Jones New York2Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Knights Inn1Walmart1
Kroger3Wendy's3

Athens County on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"