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Athens, NY
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Athens profile

Living in Athens

Athens is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,595 people and two associated neighborhoods, Athens is the 663rd largest community in New York. Athens has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Of important note, Athens is also a village of artists. Athens has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Athens’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Athens telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.11% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Athens has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Athens has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Athens than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Athens may be for you.

The citizens of Athens are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.42% of adults in Athens have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Athens in 2018 was $45,844, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,376 for a family of four. However, Athens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Athens is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Athens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Athens residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Athens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.07% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Athens include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Athens's cultural character, accounting for 15.32% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Athens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Chinese.