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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$707
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    156
    500
  • Theft
    1,037
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,222
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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I have lived with my family in Athens for 17 years. We have many friends and know all our neighbors. Our schools are excellent and our community is growing. I can’t think of a better place to live!
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Athen's has always had a great small town feel to it. Although the students try to get community members involved in oportunities such as the local food bank, community members could be much more involved.
Small town with great businesses and friendly people. Also bigger cities are not very far away. Springfield, IL is 20 minutes away.