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Athens is a town in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 4,089 at the 2010 census. The town of Athens has a village also called Athens. The town is on the eastern end of the county.HistoryThe town of Athens was formed in 1815 from parts of the towns of Catskill and Coxsackie.In 1890, the total population was 2,361.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.8 square miles (74.7 km²), of which, 26.2 square miles (67.8 km²) is land and 2.7 square miles (6.9 km², or 9.22%) is water.The east town line is defined by the Hudson River and is the border of Columbia County.U.S. Route 9W and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) pass through the town.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 3,991 people, 1,600 households, and 1,110 families residing in the town. The population density was 152.5 people per square mile (58.9/km²). There are 1,972 housing units with an average density of 75.3 per square mile (29.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.87% White, 0.98% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.
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Popular things to do in Athens

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse ©
The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse
Duration: 2 hours

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