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Population (year 2000): 11,297. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,559 (+11.2% change)
Males: 5,356 (47.4%), Females: 5,941 (52.6%)

Henderson County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 34.7 years
Median household income: $29,372 (year 2000)
Median house value: $67,400 (year 2000)

Athens, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.8%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Hispanic (17.4%)
  • Other race (6.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.4%), English (8.1%), Irish (8.0%), German (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).Texas

Elevation: 492 feet

Land area: 14.6 square miles

Athens,

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

12.3% Foreign born (11.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+2.8%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Tyler, (38.8 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX (72.7 miles Garland, pop. 215,768).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (76.5 miles www.LoopNet.com )

Nearest cities: TX (8.3 miles Murchison, TX (11.7 miles Malakoff, Cabin, TX (12.0 miles Log City, TX (12.8 miles Caney TX (13.2 miles Eustace, Harbor, TX Star (14.1 miles TX (17.0 miles Trinidad, TX (17.5 miles Brownsboro,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,000

Latitude: 32.20 N, Longitude: 95.85 W

Area code: 903

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.9%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,391 (+38.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,869 (66.1%)

Crime in Athens by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 0 1 1
    per 100,000 8.9 8.9 8.9 0.0 8.9 8.9
Rapes 3 5 2 3 0 4
    per 100,000 26.6 44.3 17.7 26.6 0.0 35.4
Robberies 14 25 17 16 14 13
    per 100,000 123.9 221.3 150.5 141.6 123.9 115.1
Assaults 65 73 113 101 82 36
    per 100,000 575.4 646.2 1000.3 894.0 725.9 318.7
Burglaries 193 169 156 152 156 143
    per 100,000 1708.4 1496.0 1380.9 1345.5 1380.9 1265.8
Thefts 443 468 451 344 423 428
    per 100,000 3921.4 4142.7 3992.2 3045.1 3744.4 3788.6
Auto thefts 26 28 30 34 37 51
    per 100,000 230.1 247.9 265.6 301.0 327.5 451.4
466.6 512.4 538.7 472.0 463.8 397.5

Average climate in Athens, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Athens,

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 121% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1959, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Athens city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1954, a category 3 tornado 12.4 miles away from the city center injured 4 people.

Birthplace of: Terrence McGee - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Oct 14, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in Athens:
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ATHENS (2000 SOUTH PALESTINE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Athens:
  • PALESTINE REG MED CTR (about 33 miles; PALESTINE, TX)
  • PALESTINE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 33 miles; PALESTINE, TX)
  • COZBY GERMANY HOSPIAL (about 33 miles; GRAND SALINE, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:
  • TYLER POUNDS RGNL (about 33 miles; TYLER, TX; ID: TYR)
  • EAST TEXAS RGNL (about 81 miles; LONGVIEW, TX; ID: GGG)
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 82 miles; DALLAS, TX; ID: DAL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:
  • ATHENS MUNI (about 5 miles; ATHENS, TX; ID: F44)
  • CANTON-HACKNEY (about 27 miles; CANTON, TX; ID: 7F5)
  • PALESTINE MUNI (about 32 miles; PALESTINE, TX; ID: PSN)

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 8 $16,138 $24,207 0 $0
Firefighters 27 $74,437 $33,083 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $18,370 $27,555 0 $0
Health 6 $11,575 $23,150 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $13,795 $27,590 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $12,266 $29,438 0 $0
Water Supply 20 $41,853 $25,111 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $8,205 $49,230 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $15,773 $47,319 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 8 $25,233 $37,849 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $5,336 $32,016 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 25 $76,726 $36,828 0 $0
Totals for Government 121 $319,706 $31,706 0 $0
College/University in Athens:
  • TRINITY VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,858; Location: 100 Cardinal Drive; Public; Website: www.tvcc.cc.tx.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Athens:
  • TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 38 miles; TYLER, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,872)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER (about 40 miles; TYLER, TX; FT enrollment: 2,433)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 43 miles; CORSICANA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • KILGORE COLLEGE (about 69 miles; KILGORE, TX; FT enrollment: 2,814)
  • EASTFIELD COLLEGE (about 69 miles; MESQUITE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,457)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE (about 72 miles; COMMERCE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,998)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; DALLAS, TX; FT enrollment: 8,231)
Public high school in Athens:
  • ATHENS H S (Students: 985; Location: 708 E COLLEGE ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Athens:
  • SOUTH ATHENS EL (Students: 563; Location: 718 ROBBINS RD; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • BEL AIR EL (Students: 554; Location: 215 WILLOWBROOK DR; Grades: PK - 01)
  • ATHENS MIDDLE (Students: 508; Location: 6800 STATE HWY 19 S; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ATHENS INT (Students: 473; Location: 307 MADOLE ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • R C FISHER CAMPUS (Students: 231; Location: 404 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD; Grades: 06 - 06)
  • ATHENS ANNEX (Students: 186; Location: 610 E COLLEGE; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle school in Athens:
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEM (Students: 97; Location: 105 S CARROLL; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in Athens:
  • HENDERSON CO./CLINT W. MURCHISON MEMORIAL LIB (Operating income: $149,167; Location: 121 S PRAIRIEVILLE ST; 52,407 books; 1,542 audio materials; 842 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Athens: Henderson County Historical Society Museum (A), Faulk and Gauntt Building (B).

Churches in Athens include: Central Baptist Church (A), Primera Iglesia Pentecostal Unida Church (B), Athens Community Church (C), Church of God (D), Saint John Lutheran Church (E), Fellowship Baptist Church (F), Saint Matthias Episcopal Church (G), First Assembly of God Church - Athens (H).

Lakes: Chalmers Lake (A), Athens, Lake (B).

Creeks: Bear Creek (A), Coppers Creek (B).

Parks in Athens include: Athens City Park (1), Central Park (2).


Athens compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:
  • KLVQ (1410 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TX; Owner: LOVE RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVCI (1510 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANTON, TX; Owner: CANTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:
  • K201DJ (88.1 FM; ATHENS, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCKL (95.9 FM; MALAKOFF, TX; Owner: CEDAR CREEK RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)
  • KYYK (98.3 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: HIGHTOWER RADIO, INC.)
  • KOOI (106.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: WALLER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYFP (89.1 FM; PALESTINE, TX; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBJS (90.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS MEDIA ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KTYL-FM (93.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOK (92.1 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Athens:
  • KETK-TV (Channel 56; JACKSONVILLE, TX; Owner: KETK LICENSEE L.P.)

 

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