Athens demographics profile

StatisticAthensWest VirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,7137791
Median age21.841.937.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)28%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1828%37%43%
Speak English90%98%79%
Speak Spanish3%1%13%
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.
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  • The population density in Athens is 3443% higher than West Virginia.
  • The median age in Athens is 48% lower than West Virginia.
  • In Athens 89.44% of the population is White.
  • In Athens 6.36% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Athens 1.21% of the population is Asian.

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Athens population breakdown by race

RaceAthensWest VirginiaNational
Black or African American6.36%3.43%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.34%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.65%0.31%4.75%
In Athens, 1.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Athens, WV demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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