What is the current population of Athens?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Athens is 897. Athens, West Virginia is the 10,784th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Athens?

The peak population of Athens was in 2000, when its population was 1,195. In 2000, Athens was the 9,424th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 10,784th largest city in the US. Athens is currently 24.9% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Athens shrinking?

Athens has shrunk 24.9% since the year 2000. Athens, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 897 10,784
2018 911 10,722
2017 921 10,669
2016 940 10,578
2015 951 10,528
2014 960 10,490
2013 967 10,457
2012 1,050 10,079
2011 1,049 10,091
2010 1,048 10,088
2009 1,181 9,522
2008 1,179 9,511
2007 1,178 9,512
2006 1,174 9,520
2005 1,174 9,507
2004 1,176 9,483
2003 1,178 9,480
2002 1,181 9,468
2001 1,182 9,466
2000 1,195 9,424
1990 744 11,169

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
10774 Wisner, Louisiana 900 -20.9%
10775 Augusta, Michigan 899 -0.1%
10776 Ceresco, Nebraska 899 -2.0%
10777 Danville, Iowa 899 -1.6%
10778 Grundy, Virginia 899 -18.0%
10779 Lockwood, Missouri 899 -9.8%
10780 Moulton, Texas 899 -8.2%
10781 Bear River City, Utah 898 16.1%
10782 Geraldine, Alabama 898 13.5%
10783 Roseville, Illinois 898 -16.6%
10784 Athens, West Virginia 897 -24.9%
10785 Dorris, California 897 1.4%
10786 Fort Sumner, New Mexico 897 -27.1%
10787 Glendale, Oregon 897 4.9%
10788 Kekoskee, Wisconsin 897 430.7%
10789 White Plains, Kentucky 897 12.5%
10790 Cottondale, Florida 895 3.1%
10791 Coulterville, Illinois 895 -27.1%
10792 Northwood, North Dakota 895 -6.3%
10793 Seaman, Ohio 895 -14.1%
10794 Sudan, Texas 895 -14.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In West Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
8075 St. Marys 1,772 -13.3%
8202 Stonewood 1,714 -5.4%
8250 McMechen 1,697 -11.9%
8259 Romney 1,695 -12.7%
8309 Harrisville 1,674 -9.0%
8321 Ronceverte 1,670 6.7%
8377 Welch 1,644 -38.0%
8504 Eleanor 1,587 16.0%
8528 Wayne 1,576 32.1%
8653 Salem 1,522 -27.3%
8661 Rainelle 1,520 -1.3%
8676 Nutter Fort 1,512 -9.9%
8683 Montgomery 1,508 -22.1%
8700 Terra Alta 1,500 2.7%
8781 Logan 1,470 -9.3%
8807 New Haven 1,464 -6.0%
8855 West Liberty 1,447 15.0%
8884 Glenville 1,434 -7.0%
8936 Chesapeake 1,414 -13.7%
9015 Parsons 1,391 -4.5%
9056 Glen Dale 1,371 -11.2%
9067 Marmet 1,366 -19.1%
9180 Mullens 1,325 -25.0%
9239 Ansted 1,305 -17.0%
9311 Sistersville 1,282 -19.1%
9316 Barrackville 1,279 -0.5%
9322 Benwood 1,278 -18.9%
9337 Mount Hope 1,274 -13.9%
9343 Ceredo 1,273 -24.7%
9381 Mabscott 1,263 -9.6%
9390 Buffalo 1,260 7.3%
9486 Sophia 1,231 -5.0%
9574 Oceana 1,204 -21.9%
9769 Monongah 1,149 16.7%
9850 Belle 1,126 -10.2%
9855 Alderson 1,125 3.2%
9933 Clendenin 1,100 -2.0%
9953 Chapmanville 1,094 -9.1%
10119 Hamlin 1,048 -6.2%
10206 Bolivar 1,022 -2.4%
10272 New Cumberland 1,006 -8.2%
10283 Pennsboro 1,003 -16.2%
10352 Sutton 988 -2.1%
10421 Poca 974 -3.9%
10484 Marlinton 961 -20.9%
10599 Mason 936 -12.5%
10739 Cedar Grove 907 5.4%
10748 Carpendale 905 -4.4%
10758 Rivesville 903 -0.1%
10784 Athens 897 -24.9%
10802 Rupert 894 -4.6%
10912 East Bank 869 -6.5%
10939 Belmont 862 -16.6%
11032 Gassaway 846 -6.0%
11052 Cameron 843 -30.0%
11071 Lumberport 840 -10.4%
11079 Elizabeth 838 -15.6%
11114 Glasgow 833 6.6%
11282 Bethany 802 -18.4%
11286 Piedmont 802 -20.1%
11305 West Union 799 -0.8%
11364 Gary 788 -13.3%
11454 North Hills 774 -11.7%
11521 Triadelphia 762 -6.5%
11666 Middlebourne 738 -15.1%
11689 Anmoore 734 7.3%
11693 Smithers 734 -18.5%
11827 West Hamlin 714 2.8%
11957 Mill Creek 691 4.5%
11969 Fort Gay 689 -15.9%
11988 War 685 -15.3%
12104 Beverly 666 2.7%
12110 White Hall 666 11.0%
12129 Addison (Webster Springs) 663 -17.9%
12261 Franklin 642 -27.2%
12331 Davis 631 1.6%
12338 Man 630 -17.8%
12401 Peterstown 621 24.6%
12411 Ridgeley 620 -17.9%
12486 West Milford 607 -6.6%
12511 Reedsville 604 16.8%
12523 Danville 602 5.6%
12577 Bath (Berkeley Springs) 596 -19.3%
12598 Grant Town 594 -9.3%
12599 Hartford City 594 12.9%
12627 Bancroft 591 60.5%
12740 Pineville 574 -19.8%
12755 Rowlesburg 572 -6.5%
12878 Pratt 556 -0.5%
12911 Gauley Bridge 553 -24.9%
12942 Thomas 550 -8.7%
13010 Union 540 -1.2%
13021 Masontown 538 -16.5%
13209 Grantsville 513 -9.0%
13361 Delbarton 497 -1.5%
13401 Paw Paw 492 -6.1%
13453 Junior 486 8.2%
13493 Clearview 482 -18.0%
13501 Pine Grove 482 -15.2%
13541 Burnsville 477 -0.8%
13611 Beech Bottom 469 -23.8%
13623 Cowen 468 -8.4%
13669 Lost Creek 464 -0.8%

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