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Population (year 2000): 18,967. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,972 (+10.6% change)
Males: 8,972 (47.3%), Females: 9,995 (52.7%)

Limestone County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $33,980 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,200 (year 2000)

Athens, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.1%)
  • Black (18.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (18.7%), English (9.1%), Irish (8.8%), German (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Subsaharan African (1.6%).Alabama

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 39.3 square miles

Athens,

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

3.0% Foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 0.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,658 (+9.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (14.5 miles Decatur, pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (88.1 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (490.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (9.7 miles Elkmont, Mooresville, AL (12.8 miles) , AL (14.5 miles Decatur, AL (15.1 miles Trinity, AL (15.8 miles Harvest, AL (16.2 miles Ardmore, AL (16.6 miles Madison, TN (16.9 miles Ardmore,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 95 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 1997: 120 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1998: 132 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 1999: 161 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2000: 102 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2001: 103 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2002: 90 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2004: 152 buildings, average cost: $136,400

Latitude: 34.79 N, Longitude: 86.97 W

Area code: 256

Athens, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.7%), Educational,health and social services (17.8%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,388 (+28.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,168 (50.0%)

Crime in Athens by Year

Type 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 3 0 4
    per 100,000 10.5 15.8 0.0 21.1
Robberies 24 15 7 7
    per 100,000 126.5 79.1 36.9 36.9
Assaults 38 9 5 7
    per 100,000 200.3 47.5 26.4 36.9
Burglaries 109 77 97 78
    per 100,000 574.7 406.0 511.4 411.2
Thefts 573 518 546 491
    per 100,000 3021.0 2731.1 2878.7 2588.7
Auto thefts 36 34 25 31
    per 100,000 189.8 179.3 131.8 163.4
263.8 191.5 177.8 172.3

Average climate in Athens, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens,

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Athens city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 tornado 18.7 miles away from the city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

Birthplace of: Michael Boley - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Aug 24, 1982), Richard Hendrix - College basketball player (Alabama Crimson Tide), Tank Beavers - College basketball player (Memphis Tigers).


Hospital/medical center in Athens:
  • ATHENS-LIMESTONE HOSPITAL (700 WEST MARKET STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
  • PARKWAY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; DECATUR, AL)
  • DECATUR GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; DECATUR, AL)
  • NORTH ALABAMA REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; DECATUR, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Athens, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 18 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 44 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; ID: MSL)
  • BIRMINGHAM INTL (about 87 miles; BIRMINGHAM, AL; ID: BHM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:
  • PRYOR FIELD RGNL (about 10 miles; DECATUR, AL; ID: DCU)
  • ARDMORE (about 14 miles; ARDMORE, AL; ID: 1M3)
  • REDSTONE AAF (about 22 miles; REDSTONE ARSNL HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HUA)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 8 $28,149 $42,223 0 $0
Financial Administration 5 $14,187 $34,048 0 $0
Sewerage 16 $44,278 $33,208 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $32,369 $27,744 1 $104
Water Supply 15 $46,864 $37,491 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,773 $28,638 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 41 $121,686 $35,615 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $21,803 $26,163 6 $2,435
Firefighters 35 $107,071 $36,710 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,227 $26,724 0 $0
Health 6 $13,454 $26,908 2 $990
Electric Power 81 $253,921 $37,617 7 $4,505
Gas Supply 14 $42,854 $36,732 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 10 $26,792 $32,150 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $40,875 $25,815 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 23 $37,910 $19,779 0 $0
Totals for Government 300 $839,214 $33,568 16 $8,035
College/University in Athens:
  • ATHENS STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,716; Location: 300 N BEATY ST; Public; Website: www.athens.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 23 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 46 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; FT enrollment: 2,669)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (about 52 miles; FLORENCE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,770)
  • GEORGE C WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLL-HANCEVILLE (about 53 miles; HANCEVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
Public high schools in Athens:
  • ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 790; Location: 100 HIGHWAY 31 N; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LIMESTONE COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (Location: 505 E SANDERFER RD; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Athens:
  • ATHENS BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 507 HOFFMAN ST; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,088; Location: 7730 HIGHWAY 72 W; Grades: KG - 12)
  • EAST LIMESTONE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 891; Location: 15641 E LIMESTONE RD; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • OWENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 21465 HIGHWAY 99; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ATHENS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 601 S CLINTON ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ATHENS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 1916 US HWY 72; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • ATHENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 515 N MADISON ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JAMES L COWART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 278; Location: 1701 W HOBBS ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JULIAN NEWMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 517 JULIAN NEWMAN DR; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 21360 HWY 251; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PINEY CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 20835 ELKTON RD; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Athens:
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 100; Location: PO BOX 287; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Athens:
  • ATHENS-LIMESTONE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $250,150; Location: 405 EAST SOUTH STREET; 52,942 books; 1,039 audio materials; 1,228 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Athens: Limestone County Fairground (A), Athens Country Club and Golf Course (B), Athens Industrial Park (C), Woodland Golf Club (D), Breeding Industrial Park (E), Chriswood Golf Course (F), Elm Industrial Park (G), Athens Public Library (H), Houston Memorial Library (I), Limestone County Courthouse (J).

Shopping Centers: Athens Outlet Shopping Center (1), Athens Shopping Center (2), Roses Shopping Center (3), Crutcher Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Athens include: West Hobbs Street Church of Christ (A), West Highland Baptist Church (B), Village View United Methodist Church (C), Cambridge Church (D), Madison Street Baptist Church (E), Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church (F), Central Church of Christ (G), Southside Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Johnson Cemetery (1), Cambridge Church Cemetery (2), Roselawn Cemetery (3), Wiggins Cemetery (4), Morris Cemetery (5), West Cemetery (6), Burrell Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Montgomery Lake (A), Thomas Pond (B), Braly Lake (C), Anderson Pond (D), Hatfield Lake (E), Lake Ida (F).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: French Mill Creek (A), Johnson Branch (B), Town Creek (C), Collier Branch (D), Muddy Creek (E).

Parks in Athens include: George S Houston Historic District (1), Fairview Park (2), Christopher Park (3), Fifth Avenue Park (4), Trinity Park (5), Robert Beaty Historic District (6), Athens Recreational Center (7), Athens Stadium (8), Athens State College Historic District (9).

Post office: (A).  


Athens compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKAC (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: LIMESTONE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WDJL (1000 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: JAMES K. SHARP DBA 5TH AVE BROADCASTING)
  • WEUP (1600 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR. & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WEUV (1700 AM; 10 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNDLEY BATTS, SR & VIRGINIA CAPLES)
  • WYAM (890 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATIONS PROPERTIES, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSLV (1110 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ARDMORE, TN; Owner: B & E BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:
  • W261CL (100.1 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WZYP (104.3 FM; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W278AA (103.5 FM; MADISON, AL; Owner: TENNESSEE VALLEY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WDRM (102.1 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWXQ (92.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W238AD (95.5 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • WAYH (88.1 FM; HARVEST, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W222AK (92.3 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PRESS W. PARHAM)
  • W251AC (98.1 FM; CHAPSHAW, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • WYFD (91.7 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTT-FM (95.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WTAK-FM (106.1 FM; HARTSELLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W295AE (106.9 FM; TRINITY, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRSA-FM (96.9 FM; DECATUR, AL; Owner: NCA, INC.)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W275AA (102.9 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: ARCHIE C. BOBO, PERSONAL REP. OF DORSEY E. NEWMAN ESTATE)
TV broadcast stations around Athens:
  • WTZT-LP (Channel 11; ATHENS, AL; Owner: WTZT-LP TELEVISION STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WYAM-LP (Channel 56; DECATUR, AL; Owner: DECATUR COMMUNICATION PROPERTIES, LLC)

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