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

The community of Athens is the Seat for Athens County.

Athens County was founded March 1, 1805 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Athens had a population of 63,026 people. This is an increase of 1.29% since the last Census (which gave a population of 62,223 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Athens represented 0.55% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 41st most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201064,757+4.07%+2.75% since 2009
200963,026+1.29%-0.27% since 2008
200863,199+1.57%+0.53% since 2007
200062,223The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Athens County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Athens County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Athens   22,13421,3423.71% increase  
Nelsonville   5,6905,2308.8% increase  
Glouster   1,9831,9720.56% increase  
Chauncey   1,0831,0671.5% increase  
Albany   8228081.73% increase  

Websites for Athens County

Official Website:   www.athenscountygovernment.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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