Athens is located in south West Virginia. Athens is part of Mercer County. Athens has 0.39 square miles of land area and 0.00 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Athens population is 1,062, which has shrunk 3.63% since 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%. Athens median household income is $34,079 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 25.01% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 40.01% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Athens median house value is $147,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 106.28% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 37.64% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Athens is close to the state average in quality. The Athens area code is 304.