Living in Athens, OH

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Athens SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9.5
Commute
9.5

Athens, OH Crime Report

484
Total Crimes
1,908.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-25.68%
Below National Average

Athens, OH Cost Of Living

93
Athens's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Athens, Ohio Info Snack

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. It is located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio. A historic college town, Athens is home to Ohio University, and is the principal city of the Athens, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The official population of Athens in the 2010 U.S. Census was 23,832.
Population
24,771
Unemployment
9.0%
Poverty
48.2%
Median Home
$190,200
Median Income
$27,435
Median Rent
$805

Athens, OH Photos

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Rankings for Athens in Ohio

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Map Of Athens, OH

Population over time in Athens

Year Population % Change
2017 24,771 1.2%
2016 24,486 0.5%
2015 24,365 0.6%
2014 24,220 0.3%
2013 24,151 -0.2%
2012 24,201 0.8%
2011 24,013 1.3%
2010 23,711 1.0%
2009 23,484 -
Crime/100k Athens OH USA
Violent Crime 122.3 279.9 368.9
Murder 0.0 4.8 5.0
Robbery 11.8 78.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 102.5 151.2 246.8
Property Crime 1786.6 2177.1 2199.5
Burglary 193.2 412.2 376.0
Larceny 1534.2 1594.6 1594.6
Car Theft 59.2 170.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Athens

White
81.1% (20,079)
African American
5.1% (1,267)
American Indian
0.2% (40)
Asian
6.4% (1,577)
Hawaiian
0.2% (58)
Other
0.3% (68)
Two Or More
3.5% (861)
Hispanic
3.3% (821)
Race Athens OH USA
White 81.1% 79.2% 61.1%
African American 5.1% 12.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 6.4% 2.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.3% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Athens, Ohio

Less than $10,000
25.0% (620,286)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.6% (188,367)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.9% (368,272)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.7% (215,224)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.8% (266,362)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.2% (252,382)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.1% (225,893)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.1% (176,961)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (100,437)
$200,000 or more
2.5% (62,911)
Income Athens OH USA
Less than $10,000 25.0% 7.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.6% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.9% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.7% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.8% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.2% 18.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.1% 12.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.1% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.5% 4.5% 7.0%

Gender in Athens

Female
50.5% (12,519)
Male
49.5% (12,251)
Gender Athens OH USA
Female 50.5% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 49.5% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Athens for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
0.0% (0)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (743)
High School / GED
13.0% (3,220)
Some College
13.0% (3,220)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (1,238)
Bachelor's Degree
22.0% (5,449)
Master's Degree
28.0% (6,935)
Professional Degree
3.0% (743)
Doctorate Degree
13.0% (3,220)
Education Athens OH USA
< 9th Grade 0.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 13.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 13.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 22.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 28.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 13.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Athens

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Athens is a pretty great place to live or visit. I originally fell in love with the town when I was touring colleges and soon followed that love to a degree at the local university. Though somewhat known for its impoverished status as one of the poorest cities in America, it is a lovely, arty city of a small size filled with things that make it unique and beautiful in and of itself. It may not have the best shopping or the most activities, but it has a certain charm that has kept me there even after graduating college.

Jackie O's Brewery is a well for its creative brews. Fluff Bakery has incredibly baked goods right within walking distance of campus. Ohio University is a beautiful college with a lot to see. The Dairy Barn has great arts and crafts to view on a daily basis. Avalanche Pizza is a local eatery that regularly wins competitions for the best pizza in the world.

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