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Athens
 

MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
Type of Government: Three Selectmen, Town Meeting
Chief Executive Officer: Robert Turnbull , Chair
Town Office Hours: 3:30-7:30 M Th
Phone:  654-3471 Fax: 654-2704
Web:  www.kvcog.org/Towns/athens.htm
Municipal Facilities:
Police no
Fire volunteer
Water private
Sewer private
Other
Local Development Regulations:
none
   
        Taxable Valuation (at Full Market): $11.70 million in 1985
$42.95 million in 1995
$42.35 million in 2000
1983 1993 1998
2003
Property Tax FV Mill Rate 13.61 13.99 16.27
18.39
Total Assessment $159,327 $601,021 $688,941 $668,826
LOCAL ECONOMY
Income Characteristics: 1989 1999 % change (Real $)
Median Household Income: $18,750 $24,812 -0.9
Per Capita Income: $7,539 $13,786 37
% below Poverty: 25.4 22.9
% Paying more than 30%
  of Income for Housing Costs: 16.1 23.2
Labor Force Characteristics: 1980 1990 2000
Percentage of adult population in the labor force:
      Overall: 61 55.9 54.1
      Female: 45.4 46.5 46.5
Occupational Profile: 1990    Percent 2000    Percent
Executive & Managerial 12 3.2% 83 25.2%
Professional 31 8.4% *
Sales 27 7.3% 59 17.9%
Administration & Support 29 7.8% *
Service 39 10.5% 47 14.2%
Farm & Forestry 29 7.8% 16 4.8%
Skilled Labor 49 13.2% 125 37.9%
  * occupational categories recombined in 2000 census  
Unemployment Rate (MDOL): 1990: 7.5
1995: 10.9
2000: 8.3
Most recent year -- 2003: 13.7
POPULATION
Current Estimate: 888 (2005)
Rank in County: 13 of 27
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Population History 602 592 802 897 847
Growth Rate -- -1.7% 35.5% 11.8% -5.6%
Components of Change (1990-2000): Natural Change: 5
Net Migration: -55
Population Projection to 2020: Best Estimate: 900
Mathematical Range: 892 895
Profile: 1980 1990 2000
Under Age 18 264 274 211
Over Age 65 76 93 102
Median Age 28.8 32.1 37.3
High School Grads. n/a 336 429
College Grads. n/a 35 50
Enrolled in public schools: 203 234 169
most recent year: 175 2004
HOUSING
1970 1980 1990 2000
Total Housing Units 227 309 417 484
Year-round Occupied Units 175 237 294 327
Seasonal Units n/a 23 90 114
Persons per household 3.27 3.2 3.05 2.52
% Owner-occupied n/a 85.2 89 90.8
% Mobile Home n/a 12.2 17.7 19.1
Median Home Value n/a $18,800 $33,900 $46,200
Local Property tax on Median Home $227 $392 $788
Housing Units built since 2000: 11 Single Family
0 Multi-family
-1 Mobile Home
0 Seasonal
Information Sources for this profile:
U.S. Census
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (vital statistics)
Maine Department of Labor (unemployment statistics)
Municipal Valuation Returns
KVCOG
Maine Municipal Association (local government and taxation data)
Town Office