Athens, Louisiana

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Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles E of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 219 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Claiborne
Standard Zip Codes 71003
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.65
Longitude -93.025

Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HOMER 3 SSW
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.7 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 78 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
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Athens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 262 100%
Male 119 45.4%
Female 143 54.6%
Under 18 75 28.6%
18+ 187 71.4%
65+ 49 18.7%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.93
White 190 72.5%
African-American 63 24%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 2.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Athens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 254
Growth -8
Growth % -3.1%

Athens Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.7%
Irish 17.1%
English 8.6%
US/American 8%
German 7.4%
Italian 5.7%
French (except Basque) 4.6%
Syrian 2.3%
Scottish 2.3%
Dutch 1.1%
African 1.1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Athens 262 $26,750
Arcadia 3,041 $26,250
Bryceland 114 $33,750
Dubberly 290 $48,000
Gibsland 1,119 $22,098
Homer 3,788 $28,199
Lisbon 162 $50,417
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Athens High Schools (2004)

15520 HIGHWAY 9
A Title I School.
Serves 260 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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