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Population

128,419

Athens, GA Population

484,569

Athens MSA Population (within a 45-min drive time)

26.6

Athens-Clarke County Median Age

63.0

Athens-Clarke County Diversity Index

Education & Income

21.6%

Athens Citizens with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher

$56,379

Athens-Clarke County Average Household Income

$35,528

Athens-Clarke County Median Individual Income

Healthcare providers for Northeast Georgia

Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital

Level II Trauma Care & 350 Beds

St. Mary’s Hospital

Nationally Ranked Orthopedic and Cardiac Programs & 250 Beds

Transportation & Connectivity

Highways

  • U.S. Hwy 29
  • U.S. Hwy 78
  • U.S. Hwy 129
  • U.S. Hwy 441
  • G.A. Hwy 316

23 miles from Interstate 85
30 miles from Interstate 20
68 miles from Interstate 75

 

Rail Access

Sites with rail access are available throughout Athena Industrial Park and Athens-Clarke County.

  • CSX
  • Norfolk Southern Shortline
  • Athens Line TAL

 

Air Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
79 miles or 1 hr 34 min drive

Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN)
Local, newly renovated commercial terminal currently seeking a commercial tenant.

 

Port Access

Port of Savannah
206 miles or 3 hr 57 min drive

Taxes

Georgia Sales Tax: 4%
Local Sales Tax: 4%
Real & Ad Valorem Tax: Fair Market Value x 40% x .337

Utilities

Electricity

Customer’s choice from:

Telecom

  • AT&T
  • Charter
  • Spectrum

Water & Sewer

Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities

  • 36 mgd Capacity
  • 14 mgd Average
  • 22 mgd Excess

All data provided by ESRI Q2 2018, Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, and Google Maps.

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Caitlin Dye

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Ryan Thornton

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