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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athens was $11,061, compared with $21,587 nationally.
64% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,007.
Libraries in Athens include Athens Branch Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Athens include WOUB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOUB-FM., WOUB-AM.
Athens County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.
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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