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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Athens is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 922. Athens is in Marathon County. Living in Athens offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Athens and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$575
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    183.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Athens

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,596
National
$55,322
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