Athens Mercer County, West Virginia

Athens: Town in West Virginia, United States

About

Athens is a town located in the county of Mercer in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,048 and a population density of 1,025 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 890 inhabitants.

Athens Quick Facts

Population : 890 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : West Virginia (United States)
County : Mercer County
Postal code : 24712
Phone Area Codes : 304
Area : 1.02 km2
Altitude : 2,585 feet / 788, 789 meters
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 18:50:58 (27th May 2022)
Density : 871 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -17.75% (2010-2020)
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Location of Athens on West Virginia map.
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Geography

Athens is located at 37°25'20"N 81°0'58"W (37.4223400, -81.0162000).

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Demographics

According to census records, the population of Athens decreased by 17.75% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,048 - census
2011 1,043 -0.48% estimation process
2012 959 -8.76% estimation process
2013 952 -0.74% estimation process
2014 947 -0.53% estimation process
2015 938 -0.96% estimation process
2016 928 -1.08% estimation process
2017 917 -1.2% estimation process
2018 906 -1.21% estimation process
2019 897 -1% estimation process
2020 890 -0.79% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 26,987
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 26,767
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 0.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 27,147
April 1, 2010 Population : 26,702
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.0%
People over 65 (%) : 19.8%
Female persons, % : 51.6%
White only, percent : 91.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 0.5%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 2.5%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 90.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,067
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.0%

Athens zip code is 24712. County name: Mercer, County fips: 54055

Athens, Concord, Concord Church

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 66.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $133,600
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,040
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $364
2015-2019 median gross rent : $666
2015-2019 Households : 11,450
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.29
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.0%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 14.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 50.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 58,453
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 454,954
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,512,060
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 597,197
2012 total retail sales per capita : $22,388
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $42,010
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,168
Percentage of people living in poverty : 20.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,060
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 966
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 638
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 115
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,807
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 204
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,651
2010 population per square mile : 826.8
2010 land area in square miles : 32.30

Schools in Athens

College & universities near Athens, WV

Code Name City ZIP
237330 Concord University Athens (WV) 24712

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Athens, WV

Code Name Address Type
HIN Hinton Front St. and Fifth Ave. RAIL
ALD Alderson 1 C&O Plaza on Railroad Plaza RAIL
PRC Prince Hwy 41 and County Road 25 RAIL
BLK Blacksburg, VA 291 Alumni Mall -- Transit Concourse BUS
THN Thurmond Hwy 25 & Hwy 2 RAIL

Post offices near Athens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Athen Post Office Athens (WV) 24712

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Other cities in Mercer County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Mercer County , WV.

City Name Population Title
Bluefield 9,505 City in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States
Princeton 5,599 City in Mercer County, Missouri
Piedmont 792 Town in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States
Bramwell 334 Town of the United States
Matoaka 193 Human settlement in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America
Oakvale 109 Human settlement in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America