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Athens is a township in Calhoun County, in the Battle Creek metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Athens. For links to other places called Athens, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Athens is 42.114N. The longitude is -85.239W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,571.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Calhoun 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 49051 ZIP code.
20% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $18,864, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $362. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.
The average commute time for Athens workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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