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Athens, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,029 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 42.0887 and longitude -85.2347 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Athens 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.


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Athens, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Athens, MI Housing Affordability Index is 238
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Athens, MI Wealth Index is 55
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,029 (100%)
Population in Households 1,029 (100.0%)
Population in Families 857 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,022
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,650
Average Household Income $62,388
Per Capita Income $24,236
Wealth Index4 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 434 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 310 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $110,897
Housing Affordability Index3 238
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.05% -0.06%
Households 0.22% 0.05%
Families 0.12% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2019 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 # 425 39th
Population Density # 318 54th
Diversity Index # 441 36th
Median Household Income # 281 59th
Per Capita Income # 419 40th

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