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About Athens

Athens is a city and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. Athens is the home of Ohio University, a large public research university with an enrollment of more than 36,800 students across all campuses. Located along the Hocking River in the southeastern part of Ohio about 65 mi southeast of Columbus, Athens is the principal city of the Athens, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Athens in the 2010 U.S. Census was 23,832, with a daytime population of over 40,000

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