Athens County

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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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    Lieutenant Hunter, the Ohio State Highway Patrol post commander in Athens, Ohio, delivered this speech at a September 25, 2001, memorial service held at the Athens County fairgrounds for the public safety employees who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.
    The Athens County Shrine Club wants to thank DaVita for the kind and generous donation, without this kind of support, the Shriners Hospitals could not exist," said Steve Kane of the Shrine Club.