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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$746
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,876
National
$53,889
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Athens Township Reviews

15 reviews
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Athens has a mixed community, but the environmental part of the area can be very enjoyable!
Review Athens Township
I am currently a student here in Athens, Ohio. I have also visited family here for my entire life. There are places within the town that have wealth and is in really good condition, i.e. the university. However, outside of Ohio University there is quite a bit of poverty and people unfortunately do not live in the best conditions of its people. Overall, Athens is a beautiful place to live, and I would suggest it.
This is a college community. If you work for the college, you will make decent money. There is a state mental health facility that is another place for a decent income, the problem is, neither place hires frequently and when they do, the jobs are specialized. There are several other businesses that pay will provide you with a nice income, but you won't have a lavish lifestyle.