Athens, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Athens, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,062 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 1,062
Population in Households 1,062
Population in Familes 879
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,055
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $53,161
Average Household Income $60,958
Per Capita Income $23,667


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $97,200
Average Home Value $126,840


Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 289
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 0.44% 0.17%
Households 0.55% 0.25%
Families 0.43% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

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, 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 # 421 39th
Population Density # 308 56th
Diversity Index # 436 37th
Median Household Income # 231 67th
Per Capita Income # 376 46th

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