Athens, Maine

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Athens, Maine

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High Points

Athens strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Athens Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
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Top 19% Athens Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Athens, Maine

Comparing Athens to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 5
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 1
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 3 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Somerset
Standard Zip Codes 04912
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.923
Longitude -69.673

Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 32.8 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 23 F
Apr Temp 27 to 47 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 33 to 53 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
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Athens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 847 100%
Male 417 49.2%
Female 430 50.8%
Under 18 211 24.9%
18+ 636 75.1%
65+ 102 12%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 843 99.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.7%

Estimated Athens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 850
Growth 3
Growth % 0.4%

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
English 21.2%
Irish 14%
French (except Basque) 11.8%
US/American 11.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
Scottish 6.3%
French Canadian 5.8%
Italian 4.3%
German 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Portuguese 2.4%
Swedish 2.4%
Finnish 2.1%
Polish 1.4%
British 0.9%
Czech 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Dutch 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Athens 847 $32,841
Cornville 1,208 $41,875
Embden 881 $35,833
Harmony 954 $26,131
Skowhegan 8,824 $35,880
Solon 940 $32,500
Wellington 258 $21,667
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