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Athena, Oregon

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Welcome to Athena ...

The city of Athena is located in Umatilla County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Athena has a population of 1,140 people<1> (see below for details).

Athena is 1,720 feet [524 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Athena lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Athena: (541) & (458)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athena had a population of 1,126 people. This makes Athena the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Athena represents 0.03% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 154th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,126 people, the population of Athena decreased 7.78% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,221 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Athena had an population of 1,140 people. This is an increase of 1.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.63% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Athena.

Communities near Athena ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2015
Adams   [Map]   348   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cayuse   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Helix   [Map]   182   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kirkpatrick   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Milton-Freewater   [Map]   7,035   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mission   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athena.

Communities Also Named Athena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Athena - they are located in California and Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athena. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athena.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athena:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athena ...

Looking for more information about Athena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Athena.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Athena. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Athena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athena.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Athena.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Athena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8132, Longitude: -118.4926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Athena.


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