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The City of Athena had a population of 1,196 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Athena is located at latitude 45.8118 and longitude -118.4905 in Umatilla County. The formal boundaries for the City of Athena encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Umatilla County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,726 feet.

The City of Athena has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Athena is located within Athena Division of Umatilla County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Athena: Centerville.

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Athena, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,196 (100%)
Population in Households 1,184 (99.0%)
Population in Families 991 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 12 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 2,180
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $76,776
Average Household Income $108,098
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $44,961
Wealth Index5 114


Total HU (Housing Units) 548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $275,309
Average Home Value $319,614
Housing Affordability Index3 134


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.30
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.48% -0.35%
Households -0.26% -0.27%
Families   -0.38%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.26%

Athena, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athena to the other 426 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 211 51st
Population Density # 114 73rd
Median Household Income # 125 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 378 89th
Per Capita Income # 70 84th
Diversity Index # 249 42nd

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