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Athens, Texas Quality of Life
Athens, Texas Quality of Life
Published: 2016/08/24
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Getaway Weekend to Athens, Texas
Getaway Weekend to Athens, Texas
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: VisitAthensTX
Video Log #3 Black of Day: The Dark History of Athens, TX
Video Log #3 Black of Day: The Dark History of Athens, TX
Published: 2009/02/19
Channel: Justin Mosley
New Clayton facility in Athens, TX
New Clayton facility in Athens, TX
Published: 2017/12/05
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Athens, Texas
Athens, Texas
Published: 2013/07/29
Channel: TourTexasVideo
Athens tx night stalkers
Athens tx night stalkers
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: REDNECKS GONE WILD
April 26 2011 Athens Texas tornado
April 26 2011 Athens Texas tornado
Published: 2011/05/12
Channel: Jeff Tyler
Athens, TX Passenger ID Refusal
Athens, TX Passenger ID Refusal
Published: 2016/06/02
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Scuba Dive, Athens Texas 2013-04-27
Scuba Dive, Athens Texas 2013-04-27
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: George Lerma
Black Friday Walmart in Athens Texas with Kathryn Kelley
Black Friday Walmart in Athens Texas with Kathryn Kelley
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Chris Sanders
Athens Tx
Athens Tx
Published: 2016/05/15
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UNION PACIFIC STACKTRAIN. 12-23-2017 ATHENS,TEXAS.
UNION PACIFIC STACKTRAIN. 12-23-2017 ATHENS,TEXAS.
Published: 2017/12/24
Channel: Kelvin Henderson
Athens SCUBA Park Athens Texas
Athens SCUBA Park Athens Texas
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: Kevin McCrackin
UNION PACIFIC MIXED FREIGHT. ( ATHENS, TEXAS) 10-23- 2017.
UNION PACIFIC MIXED FREIGHT. ( ATHENS, TEXAS) 10-23- 2017.
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Kelvin Henderson
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens, TX
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens, TX
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: The Texas Road Runner
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
Kingair 200 landing at Athens Texas v2
Kingair 200 landing at Athens Texas v2
Published: 2008/11/30
Channel: n118nw
Athens Texas 8th grade football
Athens Texas 8th grade football
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: Boyce Edwards
Texas Freshwater Fishery - Athens, TX
Texas Freshwater Fishery - Athens, TX
Published: 2011/03/19
Channel: Les Hassell
12-26-2014 Land of lights Athens Texas
12-26-2014 Land of lights Athens Texas
Published: 2015/12/20
Channel: Nekronight420
Athens Texas team roping
Athens Texas team roping
Published: 2016/11/13
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Land Of Lights Athens Texas Holiday Season 2013 Sneak Peak
Land Of Lights Athens Texas Holiday Season 2013 Sneak Peak
Published: 2013/11/13
Channel: Pj Robertford
TEXAN RV PARK Athens Texas
TEXAN RV PARK Athens Texas
Published: 2014/05/18
Channel: Debbie Block
ATHENS TEXAS! // "Meet the hornets" VLOG#1
ATHENS TEXAS! // "Meet the hornets" VLOG#1
Published: 2017/08/26
Channel: Rafa Aguilar
Vuelta en  Athens Texas
Vuelta en Athens Texas
Published: 2009/06/12
Channel: carlossabates
Shufflin at TVCC in Athens, Tx.
Shufflin at TVCC in Athens, Tx.
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: Cloud Strife
Athens, Texas in the Autumn of 2012
Athens, Texas in the Autumn of 2012
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Curtis Eggen
Athens Scuba Park in Athens, Texas
Athens Scuba Park in Athens, Texas
Published: 2008/02/04
Channel: Debra Yates Welch
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Water's Edge Ranch Athens Texas ACREAGE COUNTRY LOTS FOR SALE IN EAST TEXAS
Published: 2009/12/01
Channel: dagargus
Athens, Texas Workforce
Athens, Texas Workforce
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Athens EDC
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
Fox Sports Outdoors SOUTHWEST #33 - 2014 Lake Athens, Texas Bass Fishing
Fox Sports Outdoors SOUTHWEST #33 - 2014 Lake Athens, Texas Bass Fishing
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: Fox Sports Outdoors
yakntexas - #1 Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens Tx - Feeding Monster Blue Cats
yakntexas - #1 Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Athens Tx - Feeding Monster Blue Cats
Published: 2013/11/28
Channel: yakntexas
Tornado in Athens tx 4-29-16
Tornado in Athens tx 4-29-16
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: crazy Texas storms
#55 Andy Lugo Athens High, Athens, Texas
#55 Andy Lugo Athens High, Athens, Texas
Published: 2014/11/23
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UNION PACIFIC BAY COVER HOPPERS. 10-3-2017 ATHENS TEXAS.
UNION PACIFIC BAY COVER HOPPERS. 10-3-2017 ATHENS TEXAS.
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Kelvin Henderson
New 2017 KZ RV Venom® V4011QK Trailer For Sale in Athens, Texas
New 2017 KZ RV Venom® V4011QK Trailer For Sale in Athens, Texas
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Athens RV
Tvcc short round-Athens Texas
Tvcc short round-Athens Texas
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: McNeese Rodeo Athletes
Athens Texas heritage not hate.
Athens Texas heritage not hate.
Published: 2015/07/19
Channel: Darren Havard
nativity scene athens texas
nativity scene athens texas
Published: 2011/12/13
Channel: skyekivar2011
Kayaking : Athens, Texas (2017)
Kayaking : Athens, Texas (2017)
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Martin Kolev
Athens Texas - Nativity Rally
Athens Texas - Nativity Rally
Published: 2011/12/18
Channel: palestinetxteaparty
athens texas hog hunters
athens texas hog hunters
Published: 2011/10/31
Channel: athenstexashoghunter
Walnut Creek Farm - Athens, Texas
Walnut Creek Farm - Athens, Texas
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: Dallas Drone Company
Athens, Texas Location/Transportation
Athens, Texas Location/Transportation
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Athens EDC
Choir in Athens Texas! Best church ever!!
Choir in Athens Texas! Best church ever!!
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: Ashley Gates
Athens tx Fire
Athens tx Fire
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: whodatis1977
Athens Texas
Athens Texas
Published: 2016/03/12
Channel: Rooster Crow - Topic
UNION PACIFIC MIXED FREIGHT. 11-23-2017.  ATHENS,  TEXAS.
UNION PACIFIC MIXED FREIGHT. 11-23-2017. ATHENS, TEXAS.
Published: 2017/11/24
Channel: Kelvin Henderson
The Forgotten City of Texas (Athens)
The Forgotten City of Texas (Athens)
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: athenianwitch
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Athens, Texas
City
Athens welcome sign
Athens welcome sign
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 Monte Montgomery
Edward McCain
Joe Whatley
Toni Clay
Tres Winn
 • City Manager (Interim) Gary Whittle
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 at 508 E. Tyler St.

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
Interim City Manager Gary Whittle
Director of Public Services Ryan Adams
City Secretary Bonnie Hambrick
Director of Finance Marty Coursey
Director of Human Resources Jennifer Robertson
Fire Chief John McQueary
Chief of Police Michael D. Hill, Jr.
Director of Development Services Barbara Holly
Director of Community Services Thanasis Kombos
Prosperity Bank in downtown Athens

State and federal representation[edit]

Dogwood Church[10]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Athens District Parole Office in Athens.[11]

The United States Postal Service operates the Athens Post Office.[12]

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.[20]

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 [21] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[22]
  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. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Parole Division Region I Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  12. ^ "Post Office Location - ATHENS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.
  13. ^ "SWEETEN, JESS". www.tshaonline.org/. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Fred R. Agnich Papers". lib.utexas.edu. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ Tripp, N. Wayne. "Percy Casino Corbin (1888–1952)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Buffalo Bills: Terrence McGee". Buffalo Bills. 2017. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  17. ^ Helen Markel. "A Business Of 'brim'", Sports Illustrated, May 21, 1956.
  18. ^ "Legislative Reference Library of Texas: James C. Spencer". lrl.state.tx.us. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  19. ^ "About Stuart Spitzer". stuartspitzer.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014. 
  20. ^ Climate Summary for Athens, Texas
  21. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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