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Athens, West Virginia
Welcome to Athens ...
The town of Athens is located in Mercer County.
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 921 people<2> (see below for details).
Athens is 2,590 feet [789 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Athens is ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Athens: (304) & (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,048 people. This makes Athens the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Athens represents 0.06% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,048 people, the population of Athens decreased 4.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,102 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 921 people. This is a decrease of 12.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.42% 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 and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.
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, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, 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:
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 ...
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This page was last modified: 06 Feb 2019