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Athens, WV Population and Races

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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Athens is 1,062, which is 3.63% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 2.52% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Athens population density is 2,691.37 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 76.51 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Athens is white, which represent 92.75% of the total population. The average Athens education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 1,062. #151

Population Growth Since 2000, #177

Athens, WV
West Virginia

Population Density, #18

Athens, WV
2,691.37 per square mile
West Virginia
76.51 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:985 (92.75%, #305)
Black:47 (4.43%, #66)
Hispanic:17 (1.60%, #72)
Asian:12 (1.13%, #48)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, #70)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:18 (1.69%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

774 (72.88%) out of the total population of 1,062 reported first ancestry.

 Athens, WV% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.35%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.20%0.47%
Danish50.47%, see rank0.07%0.42%
Dutch423.95%, see rank1.98%1.40%
English23522.13%, see rank11.39%8.02%
French40.38%, see rank1.72%3.34%
German22421.09%, see rank17.89%15.03%
Greek131.22%, see rank0.28%0.41%
Hungarian121.13%, see rank0.49%0.46%
Irish16615.63%, see rank14.57%10.80%
Italian858.00%, see rank4.58%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.23%1.42%
Polish141.32%, see rank1.96%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian30.28%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish70.66%, see rank2.06%0.99%
Scottish646.03%, see rank2.12%1.72%
Subsaharan African232.17%, see rank0.25%0.95%
Swedish100.94%, see rank0.39%1.27%
Swiss00.00%, see rank0.21%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.11%0.31%
American121.13%, see rank13.03%7.12%
Welsh161.51%, see rank0.74%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 517 (48.68%, see rank)
Females: 545 (51.32%, see rank)

Athens, WV
Male: 48.68%
Female: 51.32%
West Virginia
Male: 49.33%
Female: 50.67%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Athens, WV
21.30 years old
West Virginia
41.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Athens, WV
21.80 years old
West Virginia
40.40 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Athens, WV
20.90 years old
West Virginia
42.90 years old
38.80 years old

 Athens, WV% of the Total PopulationWest VirginiaU.S.
Under 5 years171.60%, see rank5.56%6.36%
5 to 9 years141.32%, see rank5.71%6.51%
10 to 14 years393.67%, see rank5.85%6.59%
15 to 19 years28626.93%, see rank6.19%6.85%
20 to 24 years39737.38%, see rank6.65%7.13%
25 to 34 years625.84%, see rank11.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years736.87%, see rank12.59%12.96%
45 to 54 years333.11%, see rank14.21%14.09%
55 to 64 years676.31%, see rank14.60%12.29%
65 to 74 years464.33%, see rank9.48%7.64%
75 to 84 141.32%, see rank5.29%4.25%
85 years and over141.32%, see rank2.04%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Athens, WVWest VirginiaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population309, 100%1,298,614209,056,129
Less Than High School15, 4.85%, see rank15.57%13.67%
High School Graduate74, 23.95%, see rank40.91%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree103, 33.33%, see rank24.77%29.09%
Bachelor Degree61, 19.74%, see rank11.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree56, 18.12%, see rank7.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.53, see rank12.8413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Athens, WV West VirginiaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)45100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank93.32%6.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)30100.00%, see rank0.00%, see rank93.47%6.53%90.60%9.40%
College64593.33%, see rank6.67%, see rank83.79%16.21%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2882.14%, see rank17.86%, see rank79.56%20.44%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Athens, WVWest VirginiaU.S.
Total Households250, 100%742,359116,211,092
Average Household Size2.27, see rank2.432.63
1 Person Households79, 31.60%, see rank29.92%27.57%
2 or More Person Households171, 68.40%, see rank70.08%72.43%
Family Households (Families)128, 51.20%, see rank64.90%66.22%
Average Family Size2.91, see rank3.083.32
Married-Couple Family115, 46.00%, see rank49.20%48.42%
Nonfamily Households122, 48.80%, see rank35.10%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Athens, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total992see rank1,536,633252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over471100%, see rank752,192123,281,364
Never Married32869.64%, see rank30.90%35.77%
Married11624.63%, see rank53.39%52.04%
Widowed00.00%, see rank3.37%2.57%
Divorced275.73%, see rank12.34%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over521100%, see rank784,441129,692,771
Never Married36469.87%, see rank23.33%29.48%
Married11121.31%, see rank50.81%49.19%
Widowed214.03%, see rank12.24%9.16%
Divorced254.80%, see rank13.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Athens, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
Native1,02096.05%, see rank98.51%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence71667.42%, see rank70.21%58.73%
Born in Different State30428.63%, see rank27.83%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
00.00%, see rank0.47%1.42%
Foreign Born423.95%, see rank1.49%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship00.00%, see rank0.70%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship423.95%, see rank0.79%7.09%
Born In Europe40.38%, see rank0.27%1.53%
Born In Asia121.13%, see rank0.65%3.82%
Born In Africa70.66%, see rank0.10%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America191.79%, see rank0.38%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.07%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Athens, WV%West VirginiaU.S.
English24196.40%, see rank96.75%79.39%
Spanish41.60%, see rank1.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages52.00%, see rank1.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages00.00%, see rank0.54%3.36%
Other00.00%, see rank0.21%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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