Athens is a town in Mercer
Virginia, United States.
The population was 1,102 at the 2000
is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan
area which has a population of 107,578.
It is the home
of Concord University
Athens is located at (37.423849, -81.013363).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
), all land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,102
people, 359 households, and 199 families residing in the town. The
). There were 414
housing units at an average density of 371.7/km2
). The racial makeup of the town was 92.29%
, 4.81% African American
, 0.09% Pacific Islander
, and 1.09%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.91% of the
There were 359 households out of which 20.3% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married
living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 32.9% of all
households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.74.
In the town the population was spread out with 12.7% under the age
of 18, 40.1% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to
64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
24 years. For every 100 females there were 147.6 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 156.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,260, and the
median income for a family was $45,694. Males had a median income
of $28,214 versus $20,268 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$13,553. About 9.7% of families and 20.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 17.1%
of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.