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Athens is a town in Mercer County, in the Bluefield metro area.

The community was named for the city in Greece.

The latitude of Athens is 37.422N. The longitude is -81.016W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,585 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,083.


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Median household income
Local
$27,260
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Athens demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Concord Church
Local festivals include:
  • Mercer County Bluestone Valley Fair - Aug. 3-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Athens web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Concord College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer 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 24712 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $13,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.


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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Athens workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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