Athens, New York

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Athens, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Athens Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Athens Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Athens Well-Paid Single Women
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Athens Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Athens, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 6 3
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 7 3
College Educated Adults 6 2
People Above Poverty 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 5
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 9

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Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles S of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles N of New York, New York
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 12015
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.26
Longitude -73.81

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station CAIRO 4 NW
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station COPAKE
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 57 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
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Athens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,695 100%
Male 792 46.7%
Female 903 53.3%
Under 18 409 24.1%
18+ 1,286 75.9%
65+ 316 18.6%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,618 95.5%
African-American 18 1.1%
Asian 12 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 16 0.9%
Mixed Race 25 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1%

Estimated Athens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,733
Growth 38
Growth % 2.2%

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
Italian 25%
Irish 18.1%
German 16%
English 6.8%
US/American 5.9%
Dutch 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Polish 3.2%
Hungarian 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Greek 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
British 0.6%
African 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Albanian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Athens 1,695 $43,636
Catskill 4,392 $34,635
Coxsackie 2,895 $44,565
Germantown 862 $51,875
Hudson 7,524 $27,594
Philmont 1,480 $41,944
Stottville 1,355 $44,688

Athens Public Libraries

D.r. Evarts Library
Athens, New York
(518) 945-1417
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