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Living In Athens, OH

The town of Athens, Ohio is home to slightly more than 24,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they make up an above-average 66% of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 27, the city's population is notably younger than most cities in Ohio, ranking as the fifth-youngest municipality in the state. The majority of Athens residents rent, and 31% of residents own their homes despite a relatively steep average rent of $881 per month, significantly higher than the state average of $811.

Compared to the national average (7%), Athens has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 10% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Further, 6% have earned a Bachelor's degree. There are two primary industries in Athens: education and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 26% of the city's workforce. Athens workers earn an average annual income of just over $45,000, less than those elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

Athens's average commute time ranks as one of the best in Ohio at about 15 minutes, 5th-quickest in the state. Many residents (23%) drive themselves to work, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking (14%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is much higher than the national average.

Frequently Asked Questions About Athens

What is the average rent in Athens?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Athens is $1,000 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $683 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $789 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Athens?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Athens is $683

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