Athens, WV has a population of 1,070 and is the 14,722nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,713 per sq mi which is 3443% higher than the West Virginia average and 2895% higher than the national average. The median age in Athens is 22 which is approximately 48% lower than the West Virginia average of 42. In Athens, 28% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 57% of Athens residents were born in West Virginia, 39% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.