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Athens is a city in McMinn County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the city in Greece

The latitude of Athens is 35.442N. The longitude is -84.593W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 860 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,625.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,277
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Athens demographic reports
Athens is in the Tennessee Valley
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 190. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 14 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Mid East Regional Fair - Sept. 3-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Athens web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tennessee Technology Center at Athens
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McMinn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37303 ZIP code.

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Athens Web sites

Ancestry & family history

9% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Athens ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athens was $16,877, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Athens festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
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Government
Guides to Athens
Health
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.


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Libraries

Libraries in Athens include E.G. Fisher Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Athens include Daily Post-Athenian

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Parks & recreation
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Photos & post cards
Politics

McMinn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Athens workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Athens between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Athens include Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Scottish Inns Athens, Super 8, Super 8.

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