Athens, Wisconsin

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Athens is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,095 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Athens is located at 45°1′58″N 90°4′35″W / 45.03278°N 90.07639°W / 45.03278; -90.07639 (45.032641, -90.076442)[3].Athens is almost halfway between both the Equator and North Pole, as well as the Prime Meridian and 180th meridian. The Athens area is primarily agricultural with a small industrial park on the south side of the village limits.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

At the 2000 census[2], there were 1,095 people, 443 households and 299 families residing in the village. The population density was 448.2 people per square mile (173.3/km²). There were 469 housing units at an average density of 192.0/sq mi (74.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.72% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.55% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population.

There were 443 households of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.08.

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