B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$355
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    120
    1
  • Theft
    1,653
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30
    0

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,833
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Athens Reviews

1 review
I enjoyed my experience at Athens Area High School. I found it to be a welcoming high school with a positive attitude. Athens is a small town but it is slowly growing. The Mad Hatters Cafe is a cute place to go for lunch and across the street is a gym that has a lot of fun classes. Our neighborhood in Athens is average but the crime on our street has started to go up with occasional break ins
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