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Athens, Vermont
Athens meeting house
Athens meeting house
Athens, Vermont
Athens, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
Area
 • Total 13.1 sq mi (33.9 km2)
 • Land 13.0 sq mi (33.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
1,309 ft (399 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 442
 • Density 34.0/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05143
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-01900
GNIS feature ID 1462028

Athens ( or AY-thinz) is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 442 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.9 km2), of which 13.0 square miles (33.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km2) (0.31%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 450
1800 459 2.0%
1810 478 4.1%
1820 507 6.1%
1830 415 −18.1%
1840 378 −8.9%
1850 359 −5.0%
1860 382 6.4%
1870 295 −22.8%
1880 284 −3.7%
1890 205 −27.8%
1900 180 −12.2%
1910 201 11.7%
1920 123 −38.8%
1930 132 7.3%
1940 136 3.0%
1950 139 2.2%
1960 142 2.2%
1970 159 12.0%
1980 250 57.2%
1990 313 25.2%
2000 340 8.6%
2010 442 30.0%
Est. 2014 437 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 442 people, 181 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density was 34.0 people per square mile (13.1/km2). There were 247 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.48% White, 0.68% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.90% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 181 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.0 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

According to 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, the median income for a household in the town was $28,875, and the median income for a family was $40,313. Males had a median income of $32,273 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,746. About 28.0% of families and 32.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.5% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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