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Athens is in Claiborne Parish.
The community was named for the city in Greece
The latitude of Athens is 32.650N. The longitude is -93.025W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 302 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 254.
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6% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 20% 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 $13,033, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $192. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Claiborne Parish 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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