Athens County

Athens County, Ohio

PO Box 290
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 592-3242
Fax: (740) 592-3282

In southeastern OH, southeast of Columbus; organized Mar 1, 1805 from Washington County. Name Origin: For Athens, Greece

Area (sq mi):: 508.54 (land 506.76; water 1.78) Population per square mile: 122.50
Population 2005: 62,062 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 62,223 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 1.90%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 3.30%. Median age: 25.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,171; median household $27,322; Population below poverty level: 27.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,876-$20,293
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 21.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Athens County seat (21,824)

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    Prior to serving as Portmans Southeast District Director, Shelton served as the Director of the Athens County Economic Development Council, dedicated to improving the climate for business expansion and job growth throughout the region.
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