Athens, Vermont

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Athens, Vermont
Athens meeting house
Athens meeting house
Athens, Vermont
Athens, Vermont
Coordinates: 43°6′53″N 72°35′24″W / 43.11472°N 72.59000°W / 43.11472; -72.59000Coordinates: 43°6′53″N 72°35′24″W / 43.11472°N 72.59000°W / 43.11472; -72.59000
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
 • 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 (2000)
 • Total 340
 • Density 26.1/sq mi (10.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05143
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-01900[1]
GNIS feature ID 1462028[2]

Athens (/ˈæθənz/, /ˈθənz/ or AY-thinz) is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 340 at the 2000 census.


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.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 340 people, 142 households, and 99 families residing in the town. The population density was 26.1 people per square mile (10.1/km2). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 16.1 per square mile (6.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.35% White, 0.29% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 142 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,172, and the median income for a family was $33,571. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,781 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,745. About 8.5% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable person[edit]


Athens was the stage for an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a new house for the Vitale family. The construction was filmed in September 2007, the episode aired December 9, 2007, on ABC.

The Vitale family have two sons. Their youngest son, Louie Angelo Jr., was diagnosed with multiple birth defects. The team transforms their home to make it handicap-accessible.[3]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
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