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Athens is a village in Marathon County, in the Wausau metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Athens. For links to other places called Athens, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Athens is 45.033N. The longitude is -90.076W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,401 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,095.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marathon 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 54411 ZIP code.
55% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $17,076, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% 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 $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $833.
Newspapers in Athens include Edgar Record-Review
Marathon 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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