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Athens is a town in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,048 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,578. Athens is the home of Concord University.HistoryBeing a college town, Athens has a classical name, after Athens, Greece.Located near Athens is the Col. William Henderson French House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.Geography and ClimateAthens is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.39sqmi, all land.The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year-round. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Athens has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,048 people, 347 households, and 182 families residing in the town. The population density was 2687.2PD/sqmi. There were 408 housing units at an average density of 1046.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 5.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
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