Athens 77 Exceptional
Athens Livability #522 ranked city in Ohio#6,020 ranked city in the USARanks better than 79% of areas
A+ Athens Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Athens Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Ohio
937% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Athens cost of living
A Athens Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,67333% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6033% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Athens crime
F Athens Employment Household income is 56% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$22,20460% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,75854% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Athens employment
F Athens Housing Home value is 25% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$164,30011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75421% lower than the US average
Home ownership
29%54% lower than the US average
Athens real estate or Athens rentals
A+ Athens Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
75%53% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Athens K-12 schools
D+ Athens User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Athens
Overall user rating
58% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
61% 5 total surveys
all Athens poll results

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      Living in Athens, OH

      Located in the state of Ohio, Athens is a medium-sized city with a population of 24,365 residents. According to the most recent Census, 84% of Athens residents are White, 7% Asian and 4% Black. Athens could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 21 years old is below the nation’s average. Athens has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 70% of the population is classified as married and 61% have kids.

      Living in Athens can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Ohio, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Athens and in the areas around Athens is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Athens is 78/100 and the city is ranked in the 90th percentile of all cities across America. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Athens could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Athens ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Athens has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), cost of living (B-) and education (A+). There are some categories that Athens ranks poorly for, including: employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Athens on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Athens gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 133 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Knowing that the Athens schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 75%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Athens real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Athens. The median home price for Athens homes is $164,300, which is 24.6% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Athens, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 184.6% higher than the Ohio average.

      Athens transportation information

      Average one way commute14min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work46.0%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.6%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle4.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk35.9%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home6.7%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Athens, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).