Athens, Pennsylvania
Athens is a borough in Bradford County
Bradford County, Pennsylvania
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, and 17,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile . There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile...

, Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, two miles (3 km) south of the N. Y. State line on the Susquehanna
Susquehanna River
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 and Chemung
Chemung River
The Chemung River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately long, in south central New York and northern Pennsylvania in the United States. It drains a mountainous region of the northern Allegheny Plateau in the Southern Tier of New York...

 rivers. Population in 1900, 3,749; and in 1910, 3,796. The population was 3,415 at the 2000 census. Athens is in a small area locally known as 'The Valley,' a group of four contiguous communities in the two states: Waverly, NY
Waverly, Tioga County, New York
----Waverly is the largest village in Tioga County, New York, United States. It is located southeast of Elmira in the Southern Tier region. This village was incorporated as the southwest part of the town of Barton in 1854...

; South Waverly, PA
South Waverly, Pennsylvania
South Waverly is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 987 at the 2000 census. It runs into Sayre, Pennsylvania in the south and to the north Waverly in Tioga County in New York...

; Sayre, PA; and Athens. The Valley has a population near 30,000.

In September 2011, Athens was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Lee (2011)
Tropical Storm Lee (2011)
Tropical Storm Lee was the twelfth named storm and thirteenth system overall of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, developing from a broad tropical disturbance over the Gulf on September 1. It was designated as Tropical Storm Lee the next day...

. Much of Athens was under water, with the most damage being found in the downtown area. Damage in Nearby Tioga County, New York
Tioga County, New York
As of the census of 2010, there were 51,125 people residing in the county, with 22,203 housing units, of these 20,350 occupied, 1,853 vacant. The population density was 98 people per square mile...

 was estimated at $100 million.


Athens is located at 41°57′50"N 76°31′21"W (41.963809, -76.522608).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), of which 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.258998811 km²) (3.28%) is water.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 3,415 people, 1,427 households, and 857 families residing in the borough. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,934.9 people per square mile (749.2/km²). There were 1,500 housing units at an average density of 849.9 per square mile (329.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.83% White, 0.91% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.23% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 1,427 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,246, and the median income for a family was $42,837. Males had a median income of $33,625 versus $22,361 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the borough was $20,874. About 9.0% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.
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