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Welcome to Athens ...

The city of Athens is located in Athens County and is the County Seat for Athens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Athens has a population of 25,341 people<1> (see below for details).

Athens is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<2>.

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<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 23,832 people (which is 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 total 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 (that had a count of 21,342 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 25,341 people. This is an increase of 6.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.74% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Athens ...

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

Community   2016
Albany   [Map]   891   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buchtel   [Map]   553   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coolville   [Map]   492   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Corning   [Map]   571   N   18 miles [29 km]
Glouster   [Map]   1,793   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   482   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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 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.

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 Athens. 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 Athens. 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 Athens. Our list includes 22 papers.

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

Websites for Athens ...

Official Website: www.ci.athens.oh.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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, 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 Athens.

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) Athens. 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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About Athens County

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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: www.ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

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<3>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 city (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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Athens. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3302, Longitude: -82.1013     [Map].

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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 Athens.