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Overview

Introduction to Athens, Ohio

Athens, Ohio, in Athens county, is 64 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio.

Athens History

The area now known as Athens was first settled by Europeans around 1797. It was officially incorporated as a village in the year 1811. The Hocking Canal was opened in 1843, and the first railroad entered Athens in 1857. The present day Athens State Hospital was opened in 1874. Athens earned the status of a city in 1912 and became the alternate capital city of Ohio during the 1960s.

Athens and Nearby Attractions

  • Kennedy Museum of Art
  • Wayne National Forest
  • Strouds Run State Park
  • Forked Run State Park
  • Burr Oak State Park

Things To Do In Athens

The city of Athens offers approximately 260 acres of parkland for the recreation of both residents and visitors. Apart from its nature preserve, the city also has a state park, 14 outdoor basketball courts, five soccer fields, two miles of paved bike path, four tennis courts and two sand volleyball courts. Athens organizes several festivals and events through out the year including the annual Sustainability Festival, Athens County Fair, Pawpaw Festival and Hockhocking Folk Festival.

Athens Transportation

Air transportation is available from Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

Athens Higher Education

Ohio University - Main Campus is the local university. Facilities for higher education are also provided by West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Hocking Technical College, Denison University and other colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,365
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens5%
Employed Population 16+10,141
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married14.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,500
% Above Poverty Level45.3%
% Below Poverty Level54.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work40.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone43.5%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$164,300

Ancestry

German23.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish14.1%
Italian7.2%
English7.2%
Polish5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Arab2.6%
Scottish2%
Hungarian1.7%
Welsh1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Greek0.9%
Slovak0.8%
Russian0.8%
African0.8%
Czech0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Israeli0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Croatian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Athens Almanac

CategoryValue
County Athens County
Standard Zip Codes45701
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.32
Approximate Longitude-82.09

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)

StationATHENS 2 N
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp36 to 65 F
Jul Temp60 to 86 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.6 inches
StationMC CONNELSVILLE LOCK 7
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationPARKERSBURG AP
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany1,011$47,045
Amesville120$72,083
Buchtel574$73,482
Chauncey1,232$32,016
Jacksonville495$50,167
Trimble523$27,000

Athens Hospitals

Appalachian Behavioral Health Care
100 Hospital Drive
(614) 594-5000
O'bleness Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
55 Hospital Drive
(740) 593-5551

Athens Public Schools

Athens Middle School
51 W State St - 55
ZIP: 45701
(740) 593-7107
Middle
Total Enrollment 450
East Elementary School
3 Wallace Dr
ZIP: 45701
(740) 593-6901
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Morrison Elementary School
793 W Union St
ZIP: 45701
(740) 593-5445
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
West Elementary School
41 Central Ave
ZIP: 45701
(740) 593-6866
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
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