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Population (year 2000): 13,220. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,878 (+5.0% change)
Males: 6,066 (45.9%), Females: 7,154 (54.1%)

McMinn County

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Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $29,277 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,500 (year 2000)

Athens, TN residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.1%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (24.3%), Irish (9.2%), English (8.4%), German (7.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Scottish (1.7%).Tennessee

Elevation: 867 feet

Land area: 13.5 square miles

Athens,

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

2.2% Foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +868 (+7.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (117.6 miles pop. 416,474).

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

Nearest cities: TN (5.9 miles Niota, TN (8.1 miles Englewood, TN (9.6 miles Etowah, TN (14.0 miles Decatur, TN (14.1 miles Sweetwater, TN (14.6 miles Calhoun, TN Charleston, (15.5 miles TN (17.2 miles Madisonville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 54 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2001: 38 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $60,800
  • 2003: 45 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2005: 53 buildings, average cost: $88,600

Latitude: 35.45 N, Longitude: 84.60 W

Area code: 423

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

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (30.3%), Educational,health and social services (16.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (11.5%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,427 (+56.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,682 (67.9%)

Crime in Athens by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 7.6 0.0 7.6 15.1
Rapes 7 6 8 7 4 9
    per 100,000 53.0 45.4 60.5 53.0 30.3 68.1
Robberies 11 13 17 18 23 13
    per 100,000 83.2 98.3 128.6 136.2 174.0 98.3
Assaults 82 81 178 186 162 181
    per 100,000 620.3 612.7 1346.4 1407.0 1225.4 1369.1
Burglaries 135 179 200 217 207 208
    per 100,000 1021.2 1354.0 1512.9 1641.5 1565.8 1573.4
Thefts 676 806 789 665 847 738
    per 100,000 5113.5 6096.8 5968.2 5030.3 6407.0 5582.5
Auto thefts 33 35 59 73 62 47
    per 100,000 249.6 264.8 446.3 552.2 469.0 355.5
466.2 530.0 720.0 703.7 720.3 707.6

Average climate in Athens, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Athens city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Eric Axley - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 4/22/74).


Hospital/medical center in Athens:
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1114 WEST MADISON AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
  • WOODS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; ETOWAH, TN)
  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 14 miles; SWEETWATER, TN)
  • CLEVELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; CLEVELAND, TN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:
  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 50 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 51 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 85 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:
  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 6 miles; ATHENS, TN; ID: MMI)
  • CHILHOWEE (about 16 miles; BENTON, TN; ID: 92A)
  • MONROE COUNTY (about 18 miles; MADISONVILLE, TN; ID: MNV)

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 - Other 2 $3,921 $23,526 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 29 $76,598 $31,695 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 18 $39,898 $26,598 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $44,282 $27,967 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $19,023 $32,610 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $252
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 64 $95,645 $17,933 20 $6,752
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 157 $496,095 $37,918 61 $8,292
Gas Supply 12 $40,957 $40,957 0 $0
Electric Power 55 $185,144 $40,395 0 $0
Water Supply 15 $51,197 $40,957 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,396 $40,752 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $20,630 $30,945 4 $952
Sewerage 22 $75,088 $40,957 0 $0
Health 1 $2,508 $30,096 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $29,947 $29,947 0 $0
Firefighters 20 $58,447 $35,068 8 $1,165
Other Government Administration 6 $23,382 $46,764 5 $925
Totals for Government 448 $1,266,158 $33,914 99 $18,338
Colleges/Universities in Athens:
  • TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 674; Location: PO BOX 40; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.twcnet.edu)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT ATHENS (FT enrollment: 212; Location: 1635 VO TECH DR; Public; Website: www.athens.tec.tn.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 2,022)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,490)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 56 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 6,914)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 58 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,196)
Public high school in Athens:
  • MCMINN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,409; Location: 2215 CONGRESS PKWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Athens:
  • FAIRVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 147; Location: 261 CO RD 439; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (Students: 36; Location: P O BOX 1555; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • ATHENS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 200 KEITH LA; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • CITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 362; Location: 203 KEITH LA; Grades: KG - 03)
  • ROGERS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 360; Location: 137 COUNTY 82 RD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • INGLESIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 357; Location: 200 GUILLE ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • E K BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 1044 CO 172 RD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 700 WESTSIDE ST; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • NORTH CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 1601 PALOS ST; Grades: 04 - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH S (Students: 22; Location: 235 DELAY STREET; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • ATHENS PENTECOSTAL CHRISTIAN S (Students: 12; Location: 736 SOUTHERN PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Athens:
  • E.G. FISHER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $267,027; Location: 1289 INGLESIDE AVENUE; 48,551 books; 923 audio materials; 1,061 video materials; 96 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Athens: Lawrence Hall (A), Blakeslee Hall (B), Keith Hall (C), Sherman Fine Arts Building (D), Athens City Hall (E), Durham Hall (F), James L Robb Gymnasium (G), Fowler Hall (H), Townsend Hall (I), Centennial Hall (J), Fisher Science Hall (K), Merner-Pfeiffer Library (L), McMinn County Courthouse (M).

Shopping Centers: Whiteway Shopping Center (1), Madison Park Shopping Center (2), McMinn Shopping Center (3), Athens Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Athens include: Cedar Springs Church (A), Central Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Red Hill Church (D), East Athens Church (E), Emmanuel Church (F), First Bible Church (G), First Church (H).

Cemeteries: Sullins Cemetery (1), Cedar Grove Cemetery (2), Hammond Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sokey Branch (A).

Parks in Athens include: Sunset Park (1), Fisher Field (2), McMinn Field (3).

Post office: (A).  


Athens compared to Tennessee state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
  • WLAR (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WENR (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ENGLEWOOD, TN; Owner: PAUL WILSON D/B/A/ 1090 RADIO, A TEN)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCPH (1220 AM; 1 kW; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: STARR MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDEH (800 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Athens:
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

 

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