People & Places

Here in Athens County, we revel in regional flavor. We tell stories, paint pictures and play music to express who we are. But we also understand that sometimes you just need the data. So, here it is…

Athens County by the Numbers

Area: 506.8 square miles

Altitude: 620 1,000 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 54 F

Population (2010 Census):

  • Athens County = 64,757
  • City of Athens = 23,832
  • City of Nelsonville = 5,392

Commute time

  • 80.6% of Athens County Population commute less than 1/2 hour to work
  • The average commute time is 20.6 minutes

Mass Media Outlets:

  • 8 Radio Stations
  • 1 Television Station
  • 3 Newspapers


Major Employers:

Download the 2012 Athens County Profile filled with demographic and business statistics compiled by the Ohio Department of Development.