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Athens is a city in Athens County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Athens. For links to other places called Athens, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Athens is 39.329N. The longitude is -82.101W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,220.


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Median household income
Local
$17,122
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Athens demographic reports
Athens is on the Hocking River, in the foothills of the Appalachians.
Settled after the legislature decided to establish a school here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Maya Lin, artist and architect
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Athens County Fair - Aug. 3-11, 2007
  • Sustainability Festival - Sept. 29-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Athens web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Strouds Run State Park, Wayne National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Kennedy Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Ohio University

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Athens 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 45701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

25% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $11,061, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

64% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,007.


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Libraries in Athens include Athens Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Athens include Athens Messenger, Athens News

TV stations in Athens include WOUB.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOUB-FM., WOUB-AM.

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Politics

Athens County supported John Kerry 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 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 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 .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Athens include Amerihost Inn, Athens Days Inn, Ohio University Inn, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Athens:
  �Athens County township
  �Harrison County township

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