Athens, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Athens, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,030 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 42.0874 and longitude -85.2362 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 889 feet.

The Village of Athens (GNIS ID: 2398004) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Athens is located within Township of Athens, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calhoun County.

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, 2016.

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Athens, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,030
Population in Households 1,030
Population in Familes 860
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,023
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $92,717
Average Home Value $111,765


Median Household Income $51,988
Average Household Income $57,431
Per Capita Income $22,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.1%
Households 0.29% 0.2%
Families 0.28% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Athens, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athens to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 426 39th
Population Density1 # 317 54th
Diversity Index2 # 460 34th
Median Household Income # 197 72nd
Per Capita Income # 370 47th

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