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Getaway Weekend to Athens, Texas
Getaway Weekend to Athens, Texas
Published: 2013/05/22
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Athens, Texas Quality of Life
Athens, Texas Quality of Life
Published: 2016/08/24
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Athens Texas Fight
Published: 2011/08/29
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Black Friday Walmart in Athens Texas with Kathryn Kelley
Published: 2016/11/26
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Video Log #3 Black of Day: The Dark History of Athens, TX
Published: 2009/02/19
Channel: Justin Mosley
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Athens tx night stalkers
Published: 2015/09/11
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Athens, TX Passenger ID Refusal
Athens, TX Passenger ID Refusal
Published: 2016/06/02
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Athens Texas 8th grade football
Athens Texas 8th grade football
Published: 2013/09/29
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Athens, Texas, Past and Present - Ronald McClure - See Mr. McClure
Athens, Texas, Past and Present - Ronald McClure - See Mr. McClure's books at amazon.com.
Published: 2011/01/30
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Police Car Video: Athens Woman Claims Police Used Excessive Force
Police Car Video: Athens Woman Claims Police Used Excessive Force
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: Henderson County Now
Scuba Dive, Athens Texas 2013-04-27
Scuba Dive, Athens Texas 2013-04-27
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: George Lerma
Amantes Musical Desde Athens Texas 2016.
Amantes Musical Desde Athens Texas 2016.
Published: 2016/11/01
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HG Ranch - 300 Acre Private Lake on 1,050 Acre Ranch - Athens, Texas - WATCH in HD
HG Ranch - 300 Acre Private Lake on 1,050 Acre Ranch - Athens, Texas - WATCH in HD
Published: 2012/12/18
Channel: Republic Ranches
More than 60 students on Athens Texas school buses involved in crash
More than 60 students on Athens Texas school buses involved in crash
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Tyler Morning Telegraph
The Texas Freshater Fisheries in Athens, TX
The Texas Freshater Fisheries in Athens, TX
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: The Texas Road Runner
Athens Tx
Athens Tx
Published: 2016/05/15
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'The Mysteries of Fuller Park' Athens, Texas
Published: 2012/03/08
Channel: Chuckkeyes
Athens Texas team roping
Athens Texas team roping
Published: 2016/11/13
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April 26 2011 Athens Texas tornado
April 26 2011 Athens Texas tornado
Published: 2011/05/12
Channel: Jeff Tyler
Owner financed homes Athens Texas
Owner financed homes Athens Texas
Published: 2017/06/06
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Athens Texas House for Sale
Athens Texas House for Sale
Published: 2017/01/31
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Beautiful Modern Lake Home - 6590 Windward Point Road, Athens TX
Beautiful Modern Lake Home - 6590 Windward Point Road, Athens TX
Published: 2014/05/16
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KAYAK FISHING "WOMEN'S KAYAK BASS TOURNAMENT" lake athens, texas
Published: 2015/11/13
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Kingair 200 landing at Athens Texas v2
Kingair 200 landing at Athens Texas v2
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: n118nw
Athens SCUBA Park Athens Texas
Athens SCUBA Park Athens Texas
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Kevin McCrackin
La Juvenil Banda JM de Athens Texas, entrevista en el Far West, de dallas tx.
La Juvenil Banda JM de Athens Texas, entrevista en el Far West, de dallas tx.
Published: 2011/05/24
Channel: TheChepito23
King Air 200 Short Field Landing at Athens Texas F44
King Air 200 Short Field Landing at Athens Texas F44
Published: 2010/10/29
Channel: Adam Savage
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nativity scene athens texas
Published: 2011/12/13
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Veteran guarding Athens, TX military recruiting offices
Veteran guarding Athens, TX military recruiting offices
Published: 2015/11/21
Channel: Caroline Hicks
Athens Texas heritage not hate.
Athens Texas heritage not hate.
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Darren Havard
Athens Texas Paranormal Society April 25, 2010 E.V.P. session
Athens Texas Paranormal Society April 25, 2010 E.V.P. session
Published: 2010/05/09
Channel: AthensTxParanormal
J. Battle (Christian Rapper)- Juneteenth Festival, June 21, 2014- Athens, Texas
J. Battle (Christian Rapper)- Juneteenth Festival, June 21, 2014- Athens, Texas
Published: 2014/06/27
Channel: Henderson County Black Rodeo Association
The Pride of the Hornets Marching Band, Athens, Texas
The Pride of the Hornets Marching Band, Athens, Texas
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: Melissa Baldwin
#TimeLapse | Athens, Texas
#TimeLapse | Athens, Texas
Published: 2016/09/22
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914 Tamara Street, Athens, TX 75751
914 Tamara Street, Athens, TX 75751
Published: 2017/02/20
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714 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751
714 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751
Published: 2014/05/10
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athens texas real estate wholesale
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Athens Scuba Park - Athens, Texas - 2016 10 01
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CHRISTMAS IN ATHENS, TEXAS
CHRISTMAS IN ATHENS, TEXAS
Published: 2011/12/16
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Justin Todd Herod ~ Athens, Texas
Justin Todd Herod ~ Athens, Texas
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Athens tx,
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Athens Texas horse ranch
Athens Texas horse ranch
Published: 2015/12/01
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la bitch(violada)) de rubi!! athens tx
Published: 2010/04/30
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Pine Mountain Cabin 901 - Park Model Homes by Athens Park Homes
Published: 2013/12/16
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StrangeBrew Athens texas
Published: 2012/03/20
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Victorian Inn Athens, Athens Texas, United States
Victorian Inn Athens, Athens Texas, United States
Published: 2017/02/14
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Athens tx scenic drive
Athens tx scenic drive
Published: 2014/11/24
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Spring in Athens Texas 2012.wmv
Published: 2012/04/17
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Athens TX July 9 2016
Athens TX July 9 2016
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Phil Scheen
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Nativity Athens Tx
Published: 2011/12/17
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Athens, Texas
City
Athens City Hall
Athens City Hall
Location of Athens, Texas
Location of Athens, Texas
Henderson County Athens.svg
Coordinates: 32°12′10″N 95°50′57″W / 32.20278°N 95.84917°W / 32.20278; -95.84917Coordinates: 32°12′10″N 95°50′57″W / 32.20278°N 95.84917°W / 32.20278; -95.84917
Country United States United States
State TexasTexas
County Henderson
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Jerry Don Vaught
Monte Montgomery
Joe Whatley
Charles Elliott
Tres Winn
 • City Manager Philip Rodriguez
Area
 • Total 17.0 sq mi (43.9 km2)
 • Land 14.6 sq mi (37.9 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
Elevation 489 ft (149 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 12,710
 • Estimate (2013)[1] 12,803
 • Density 772.8/sq mi (298.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75751-75752
Area code(s) 430, 903
FIPS code 48-04504[2]
GNIS feature ID 1329816[3]
Website http://athenstexas.us/

Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,710. It is the county seat of Henderson County.[4] The city also calls itself the "Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World." Athens was selected as one of the first 'Certified Retirement Communities' in Texas.[5] It was named after Athens, Alabama by one of the early residents who came from there.[6]

Geography[edit]

Athens is located at 32°12′10″N 95°50′57″W / 32.20278°N 95.84917°W / 32.20278; -95.84917 (32.202782, -95.849140).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 square miles (44.0 km2), of which 14.6 square miles (37.8 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (13.85%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 12,710 people, 4,110 households, and 2,807 families residing in the city. The population density was 772.8 people per square mile (298.3/km²). There were 4,549 housing units at an average density of 311.2 per square mile (120.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.14% White, 19.23% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.17% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.37% of the population.

There were 4,110 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together,

15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% are classified as non-families by the United States Census Bureau. Of 4,110 households, 131 are unmarried partner households: 106 heterosexual, 14 same-sex male, and 11 same-sex female households. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,372, and the median income for a family was $35,359. Males had a median income of $27,388 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,561. About 14.7% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Athens City Hall-508 E. Tyler Street

According to the city’s most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $8.0 million in revenues, $8.6 million in expenditures, and $4.2 million in total assets, $0.7 million in total liabilities, and $0.7 million in cash and investments.[8]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[9]

Railroad Park in downtown Athens
City Department Director
City Manager Philip Rodriguez
Director of Administrative Services Ryan Adams
City Secretary Bonnie Hambrick
Director of Finance Marty Coursey
Director of Human Resources Sandi Pulley
Fire Chief John McQueary
Chief of Police Michael D. Hill, Jr.
Director of Development Services Barbara Holly
Director of Public Works Lawrence Cutrone
Director of Community Services Thanasis Kombos
Prosperity Bank in downtown Athens

State and federal representation[edit]

Dogwood Church; www.dogwoodathens.com;

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Athens District Parole Office in Athens.[10]

The United States Postal Service operates the Athens Post Office.[11]

Education[edit]

The city of Athens is served by the Athens Independent School District and home to the Athens High School Hornets.

The main campus of Trinity Valley Community College is located in Athens.

Downtown Athens, TX
First Baptist Church; Pastor Kyle Henderson (2010)

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Athens has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[18]

References[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 240
1870 545 127.1%
1880 368 −32.5%
1890 1,035 181.3%
1910 2,261
1920 3,176 40.5%
1930 4,342 36.7%
1940 4,765 9.7%
1950 5,194 9.0%
1960 7,086 36.4%
1970 9,582 35.2%
1980 10,197 6.4%
1990 10,967 7.6%
2000 11,297 3.0%
2010 12,710 12.5%
Est. 2016 12,811 [19] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[20]
  1. ^ a b "State and County Quick Facts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ http://www.athenscc.org/relocate.htm
  6. ^ A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1893. p. 207. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ 2006-07 CAFR Archived November 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2009-06-10
  9. ^ City of Athens website Retrieved 2016-12-20
  10. ^ "Parole Division Region I." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  11. ^ "Post Office Location - ATHENS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  12. ^ "SWEETEN, JESS". www.tshaonline.org/. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Fred R. Agnich Papers". lib.utexas.edu. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ Tripp, N. Wayne. "Percy Casino Corbin (1888–1952)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Helen Markel. "A Business Of 'brim'", Sports Illustrated, May 21, 1956.
  16. ^ "Legislative Reference Library of Texas: James C. Spencer". lrl.state.tx.us. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ "About Stuart Spitzer". stuartspitzer.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  18. ^ Climate Summary for Athens, Texas
  19. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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