Athens, NY Profile: Facts & Data


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Athens, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Athens had a population of 1,683 as of July 1, 2018. Athens ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 42.271 and longitude -73.8159 in Greene County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 1.18 sq. miles. Greene County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Village of Athens (GNIS ID: 2391527) 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 Town of Athens, a minor civil division (MCD) of Greene 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Athens: Canisikek, Esperanza, Looneberg, Loonenburg, Loonenburgh, Lunenburg.

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


Total Population 1,683
Population in Households 1,679
Population in Familes 1,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $57,195
Average Household Income $78,408
Per Capita Income $33,921


Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 545 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $185,861
Average Home Value $236,193


Total Households 741
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 450
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.04%
Households 0.12% -0.05%
Families 0.38% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Athens, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athens to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 673 44th
Population Density # 951 21st
Diversity Index # 645 46th
Median Household Income # 694 42nd
Per Capita Income # 551 54th

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