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Athens, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,178 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Athens, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,178
Population in Households 1,178
Population in Familes 952
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 479
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $47,058
Average Household Income $60,212
Per Capita Income $25,001


Total Housing Units 542 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $125,253
Average Home Value $150,476


Total Households 507
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 0.67%
Households 0.9% 0.78%
Families 1.28% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2018 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 # 480 38th
Diversity Index # 243 69th
Median Household Income # 570 26th
Per Capita Income # 560 28th

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