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0.29% growth
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14.4% growth
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2.01% growth
Median Property Value
3.21% growth


The economy of Athens, OH employs 10,326 people. The economy of Athens, OH is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 4.29; 2.47; and 1.67 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Athens, OH are Educational Services (4,161), Accommodation & Food Service (2,039), and Retail trade (1,089), and the highest paying industries are Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($31,667), Finance & Insurance ($29,427), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($15,781).

Median household income in Athens, OH is $19,855. Males in Athens, OH have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,628. The income inequality of Athens, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Athens, OH. In Athens County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,117. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Athens, OH is home to a population of 24,220 people, from which 91.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Athens, OH is composed of 20,084 White residents (82.9%), 1,819 Asian residents (7.51%), 842 Black residents (3.48%), 710 Two+ residents (2.93%), and 699 Hispanic residents (2.89%). The most common foreign languages in Athens, OH are Chinese (938 speakers), Arabic (344 speakers), and Spanish (299 speakers), but compared to other places, Athens, OH has a relative high number of Arabic (344 speakers), Chinese (938 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (101 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Athens, OH awarded 9,006 degrees. The student population of Athens, OH is skewed towards females, with 3,294 male students and 5,712 female students. Most students in Athens, OH are White (7,400 and 82.2%), followed by Black or African American (396 and 4.4%), Unknown (217 and 2.41%), and Two or more races (196 and 2.18%). The largest universities in Athens, OH by number of graduates are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,006 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Athens, OH are Registered Nursing (2,419 and 26.9%), General Business Administration & Management (274 and 3.04%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (235 and 2.61%). The median tuition costs in Athens, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,075 and $20,039 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Athens, OH is $167,200, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $162,000 to $167,200, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate of Athens, OH is 28.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Athens, OH have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Athens, OH is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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