A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Athens ...
The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Athens has a population of 25,616 people<2> (see below for details).
Athens was established in 1818.
The community of Athens is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Athens: (256) and (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Athens: 35611-35614<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 21,897 people (or 26.45% of the total population of Limestone County). This makes Athens the county's most populous community.
The population of Athens represents 0.46% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 21,897 people, the population of Athens increased 15.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 18,967 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 25,616 people. This is an increase of 16.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.06% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.
Communities near Athens ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Athens and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athens.
Communities Also Named Athens ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Athens - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athens.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athens:
Websites for Athens ...
Official Website: www.ci.athens.al.us/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athens ...
Looking for more information about Athens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Athens: www.ci.athens.al.us/
The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019