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Athens is a town in Mercer County, in the Bluefield metro area.
The community was named for the city in Greece.
The latitude of Athens is 37.422N. The longitude is -81.016W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,585 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,083.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24712 ZIP code.
18% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Athens ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athens was $13,553, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $628.
Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.
The average commute time for Athens workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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