Athens, Ohio

Athens: Town in Ohio


Athens is a town located in the county of Athens in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population at the 2010 census was 23,832 and a population density of 916 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 24,600 inhabitants.

The town was created 226 years ago in 1796.

Athens locator map
Location of Athens on Ohio map.

Quick Facts about Athens

Population : 24,600 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
County : Athens County
Postal code : 45701
Phone Area Codes : 740
Area : 26.02 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.84%
Land as percent of area : 99.16%
Named for : Athens
Altitude : 719 feet / 219 meters
Capital city : Athens is capital of Athens County
Establishment : January 01, 1797 (226 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 09:48:41 (4th October 2023)
Density : 945 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.12% (2010-2020)
Weather : 84℉ Patchy Fog then Mostly Sunny 7-days weather
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Athens is located at 39°19'45"N 82°6'5"W (39.3292400, -82.1012600).

Athens map


Athens forecast: Patchy fog before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southeast wind around 5 mph. more


The population of Athens increased by 3.12% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 23,832 - census
2011 24,150 1.32% estimation process
2012 23,897 -1.06% estimation process
2013 23,678 -0.92% estimation process
2014 23,877 0.83% estimation process
2015 24,861 3.96% estimation process
2016 25,241 1.51% estimation process
2017 25,197 -0.17% estimation process
2018 24,620 -2.34% estimation process
2019 24,602 -0.07% estimation process
2020 24,600 -0.01% estimation process

Athens zip code is 45701. County name: Athens, County fips: 39009

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People born in Athens (45)

People born in Athens, including architect and artist Maya Lin, soccer player Kevin Hartman, musician Art Tripp, .


Schools in Athens

College & universities near Athens, OH

Code Name City ZIP
204857 Ohio University-Main Campus Athens (OH) 45701-2979

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Athens, OH

Code Name Address Type
SPM South Portsmouth–South Shore station Main St & US 23 RAIL
COL Columbus, OH 111 East Town Street BUS
AKY Ashland Transportation Center 99 15th Street RAIL
HUN Huntington 1050 8th Avenue RAIL
CHW Charleston 350 MacCorkle Avenue - Southeast RAIL

Post offices near Athens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Baker Center Post Office Athens (OH) 45701

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Other cities in Athens County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Athens County , OH.

City Name Population Title
Brookville 5,882 Human settlement in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States of America
Nelsonville 5,119 City in Athens County, Ohio, USA
Hocking 4,702 Township in Fairfield County, Ohio
The Plains 3,080 Town in Virginia, United States
Glouster 1,779 City in Athens County, Ohio, United States of America
Sugar Creek 1,207 Township in Greene County, Ohio
Chauncey 1,038 Village in the United States
Albany 892 Village in Athens County, Ohio, United States
Buchtel 568 Human settlement in Ohio, United States of America
Coolville 493 Human settlement in Athens County, Ohio, United States of America
Trimble 407 Township in Athens County, Ohio
Morristown 285 Village in Ohio, United States
Amesville 153 Human settlement in Athens County, Ohio, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Athens distances to largest Ohio cities