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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    C
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    A
Athens County is located in Ohio with a population of 65,936. In Athens County, most residents own their homes. In Athens County there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals live in Athens County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Athens County are above average.
Population
65,936

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Athens County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    98.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    29.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,543.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    77.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    30%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Athens County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,778
National
$55,322

Athens County Reviews

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I love Athens. The views are amazing and the people are even better. The night life in Athens, is very eventful. There is always something going on uptown. the breweries in Athens are also very nice. Jackie O's in particular has a great selection of food and beer. Definitely recommend you try it out. Another thing i really like about living in Athens is the close proximity to hocking hills. If you like hiking that is the place to go! over all Athens is an awesome place to live.
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Beautiful scenery, it is the second largest population of cherry blossom trees; next to Japan. Ohio University is a corner stone of great architecture, learning, and debates with politics. It may be in Appalachia, but the community warm, welcoming, and well knowledge.
Athens county is a very family welcome place with some great views. There are many places to eat that are only here in Athens and many things to celebrate. Here there are so many parades and festivals on campus for the Ohio University bobcats that you'll never get bored. There is so much diversity on campus and so many things to see. Athens is a great place to call home, everyone watches over each other to make sure they're safe and help if they are in need. You'll never find a more welcoming place.