Athens County OH Information


Athens County Subdivisions

Athens County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,771
Population in Households 56,666
Population in Familes 35,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,105
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 24,053
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 12,446
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,798 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,255 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,790 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $123,075
Average Home Value $148,275


Median Household Income $36,143
Average Household Income $50,612
Per Capita Income $19,424
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.27%
Households 0.32% 0.29%
Families -0.01% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Athens County OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athens County to the other 88 counties and county equivalents in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 39 57th
Population Density1 # 39 57th
Diversity Index2 # 32 65th
Median Household Income # 88 1st
Per Capita Income # 85 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.