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Population (year 2000): 21,342. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,918 (-2.0% change)
Males: 9,999 (46.9%), Females: 11,343 (53.1%)

Athens County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 21.5 years
Median household income: $17,122 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,800 (year 2000)

Athens, OH residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.4%)
  • Black (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (28.1%), Irish (17.1%), English (10.6%), Italian (8.3%), Polish (5.2%), Scottish (2.8%).Ohio

Elevation: 723 feet

Land area: 8.3 square miles

Athens,

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.3%
  • Unemployed: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 70.0%
  • Now married: 24.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

6.3% Foreign born (4.4% Asia, 1.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+0.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WV Huntington, (67.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Columbus, (76.6 miles pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (421.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Plains, OH (3.8 miles The OH Chauncey, (5.4 miles OH (10.0 miles Albany, OH (10.2 miles Jacksonville, OH (10.8 miles Trimble, OH (10.9 miles Buchtel, Amesville, OH (10.9 miles) , OH (12.0 miles Glouster,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $107,700
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $164,000

Latitude: 39.33 N, Longitude: 82.10 W

Area code: 740

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (51.8%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (16.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,162 (+42.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,080 (85.9%)

Crime in Athens by Year

Type 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 0.0
Rapes 10 6 15 6 12
    per 100,000 46.9 28.1 70.3 28.1 56.2
Robberies 4 7 6 2 5
    per 100,000 18.7 32.8 28.1 9.4 23.4
Assaults 3 2 4 0 21
    per 100,000 14.1 9.4 18.7 0.0 98.4
Burglaries 83 109 94 72 102
    per 100,000 388.9 510.7 440.4 337.4 477.9
Thefts 433 510 568 545 408
    per 100,000 2028.9 2389.7 2661.4 2553.7 1911.7
Auto thefts 23 26 26 27 21
    per 100,000 107.8 121.8 121.8 126.5 98.4
144.2 164.0 187.3 154.6 167.0

Average climate in Athens, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the Athens city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 43.9 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Maya Lin - (born 1959), architect, Kevin Hartman - Major League Soccer player (Los Angeles, born: May 25, 1974).


Hospitals/medical centers in Athens:
  • ATHENS CAMPUS (100 HOSPITAL DR)
  • O BLENESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF NELSONVILLE (about 13 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH)
  • HOCKING VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; LOGAN, OH)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 46 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; ID: PKB)
  • RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL (about 66 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; ID: LCK)
  • PORT COLUMBUS INTL (about 71 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; ID: CMH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY SNYDER FIELD (about 13 miles; ATHENS/ALBANY, OH; ID: UNI)
  • VINTON COUNTY (about 24 miles; MC ARTHUR, OH; ID: 22I)
  • PERRY COUNTY (about 26 miles; NEW LEXINGTON, OH; ID: I86)

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
Police Protection - Officers 28 $123,180 $52,791 5 $4,574
Police - Other 15 $36,487 $29,189 0 $0
Firefighters 25 $102,685 $49,288 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,864 $22,368 0 $0
Sewerage 18 $51,978 $34,652 1 $620
Correction 2 $5,486 $32,916 0 $0
Streets and Highways 17 $46,144 $32,572 1 $593
Judicial and Legal 19 $52,412 $33,102 4 $2,573
Parks and Recreation 9 $24,493 $32,657 54 $18,035
Water Supply 22 $68,862 $37,561 1 $403
Other Government Administration 37 $91,175 $29,570 10 $5,400
Financial Administration 7 $21,110 $36,188 1 $317
Totals for Government 200 $625,878 $37,552 77 $32,515
College/University in Athens:
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 18,721; Public; Website: www.ohiou.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 39 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • DENISON UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; GRANVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • CAPITAL UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; FT enrollment: 3,187)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 72 miles; COLUMBUS, OH; FT enrollment: 2,999)
Public primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • ATHENS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 51 W STATE ST - 55; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MORRISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 793 W UNION ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 3 WALLACE DR; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 41 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 113; Location: 37 OHIO AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 8075 STATE RT. 56; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable locations in Athens: Athens County Childrens Home (A), Athens County Fairgrounds (B), Crawford Hall (C), Grosvenor Hall (D), Boyd Hall (E), Morton Hall (F), Athens City Hall (G), Cutler Hall (H), Memorial Auditorium (I), Alden Library (J), Smith Hall (K), Martzolf Hall (L), Brough Hall (M), Brown Hall (N), Bentley Hall (O), Fenzel Hall (P), Shively Hall (Q), Bryan Hall (R), Haning Hall (S), Lincoln Hall (T).

Shopping Centers: University Mall Shopping Center (1), Athens Mall Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Athens include: Apostolic Church (A), East Athens Church of Christ (B), Mount Zion Baptist Church (C), Pilgrim Holiness Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Christian Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Athens Cemetery (1), State Street Cemetery (2), Old Athens Hospital Cemetery (3), New Athens Hospital Cemetery (4), Mount Calvary Cemetery (5).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dairy Run (A), Coates Run (B).

Parks in Athens include: Peden Stadium (1), Athens Downtown Historic District (2), Trautwein Field (3), Ohio University Campus Green Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Athens compared to Ohio state average:
  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
  • WOUB (1340 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WATH (970 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, OH)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAIS (770 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BUCHTEL, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WMPO (1390 AM; 5 kW; MIDDLEPORT-POMEROY, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WBRJ (910 AM; 5 kW; MARIETTA, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WADC (1050 AM; 5 kW; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:
  • W211BT (90.1 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXTQ (105.5 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: WATH, INC.)
  • W240AI (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: UNITED STATES TOWER SERVICES, LTD.)
  • WOUB-FM (91.3 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WJKW (95.9 FM; ATHENS, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WSEO (107.7 FM; NELSONVILLE, OH; Owner: NELSONVILLE TV CABLE, INC.)
  • WJAW-FM (100.9 FM; MCCONNELSVILLE, OH; Owner: QUIET RADIO INC. D/B/A WJAW RADIO)
  • WYVK (92.1 FM; MIDDLEPORT, OH; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC. OF OHIO)
  • WWJM (106.3 FM; NEW LEXINGTON, OH; Owner: PERRY COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCVZ (92.7 FM; SOUTH ZANESVILLE, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN VOICE OF CENTRAL OHIO, INC)
  • WGGE (99.1 FM; PARKERSBURG, WV; Owner: BURBACH OF DE, LLC)
TV broadcast stations around Athens:
  • WOUB-TV (Channel 20; ATHENS, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)

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