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Living In Athens, WV

Athens is a small town in West Virginia with slightly less than 1,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) should feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 33% of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 37, the town's population is notably younger than most cities in West Virginia. Just 26% of residents rent in Athens, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $641/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in West Virginia. Each month, renters in Athens will pay around $66 less compared to the state average.

Among Athens residents over the age of 25, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Athens: education, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 25% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of around $59,000, Athens workers earn about $3,000 more than their peers elsewhere in West Virginia. However, Athens compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).

With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, shorter than most cities in West Virginia, Athens residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 37% of commuters, while public transit is not used. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.


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