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People

Total Population 1,086
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 415
Age of the Population 22

Families

% of people married 26.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,667
% Above Poverty Level 69.6%
% Below Poverty Level 30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 27.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $670
Median House Value $141,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles W of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 24712
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.422
Longitude -81.016

Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ATHENS
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station FLAT TOP
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station STAFFORDSVILLE 3 ENE
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluefield 10,431 $43,750
Bramwell 293 $43,438
Matoaka 212 $40,313
Oakvale 174 $0
Peterstown 473 $44,934
Princeton 6,082 $45,542

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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