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Welcome to Athens ...

The village of Athens is located in Calhoun County<1>.

The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Athens has a population of 1,001 people<3> (see below for details).

Athens is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Athens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Athens: (269)

The ZIP code for Athens: 49011<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 1,001 people. This is a decrease of 2.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,024 people. This makes Athens the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.01% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 352nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,024 people, the population of Athens decreased 7.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,111 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, 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.

Communities near Athens ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athens.

  • Battle Creek [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle Creek
    • Battle Creek [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2018: 51,247 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battle Creek<7>
  • Portage [Kalamazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Kalamazoo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2018: 49,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<7>
  • Coldwater [Branch County]
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    • Coldwater [Branch County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<7>
  • Marshall [Calhoun County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
    • Marshall [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Athens
    • Estimated population in 2018: 7,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springfield [Calhoun County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
    • Vicksburg [Kalamazoo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Kalamazoo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 3,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<7>
    • Bronson [Branch County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bronson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronson
      • Bronson [Branch County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronson<7>
    • Galesburg [Kalamazoo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
      • Galesburg [Kalamazoo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<7>
    • Union City [Branch County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Branch County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<7>
    • Centreville [Saint Joseph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Saint Joseph County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Athens
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athens.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athens. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Athens.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens. See our Newspapers Page for Athens.

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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhoun-mi.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Calhoun, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Athens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Athens) 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 Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0866, Longitude: -85.2356       In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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