Athens is a very small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 1,100 people and just one neighborhood, Athens is the 337th largest community in Wisconsin. Athens has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Athens, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 40.91% of Athens’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Athens is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Athens who work in office and administrative support (15.22%), sales jobs (9.49%) and teaching (5.73%).
Also of interest is that Athens has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Athens telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.35% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Athens’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
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.
Athens is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.