A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Athens ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 24,536 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Athens.
Athens is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Athens lies within the (740) area code.
The ZIP code for Athens: 45701<4>
Websites for Athens ...
Official Website: www.ci.athens.oh.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 24,536 people. This is an increase of 2.95% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.97% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 23,832 people (or 36.8% of the total population of Athens County). This makes Athens the county's most populous community.
The population of Athens represents 0.21% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,832 people, the population of Athens increased 11.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,342 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.
Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Athens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Athens elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Athens on a George F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athens on our Genealogy Page.
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, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, 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.
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. Our list includes 22 papers. 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Athens: www.ci.athens.oh.us/
The official website for Athens County: www.athenscountygovernment.com/
The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021