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Athens, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,183 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 45.0347 and longitude -90.0791 in Marathon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marathon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The Village of Athens (GNIS ID: 1582727) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Athens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Athens, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,183
Daytime Population: Workers 419
Daytime Population: Residents 575
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 994
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,183
Population in Familes 963
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 481
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $45,927
Average Household Income $57,073
Per Capita Income $23,551


Total Housing Units 534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $119,318
Average Home Value $141,852


Total Households 507
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 332
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.95% 0.8%
Households 1.02% 0.89%
Families 1.5% 0.83%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

Athens, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athens to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 362 53rd
Population Density # 478 38th
Diversity Index # 257 67th
Median Household Income # 585 24th
Per Capita Income # 620 20th

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