Athens, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Athens, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,040 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,040
Daytime Population: Workers 244
Daytime Population: Residents 560
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 804
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 1,040
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,033
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,664
Average Household Income $58,022
Per Capita Income $22,416


Total Housing Units 424 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 322 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $92,500
Average Home Value $113,785


Total Households 396
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 283
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 0.21% -0.02%
Households 0.32% 0.05%
Families 0.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 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 # 423 39th
Population Density # 315 55th
Diversity Index # 446 35th
Median Household Income # 233 66th
Per Capita Income # 420 39th

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