Athens, Texas

Lisa Denton, Exec. Director 
Athens EDC
100 W. Tyler St.
Athens, TX 75752

  Phone: 903.675.4617
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Athens is a charming community of 12,458 located in East Texas.  Residents here enjoy an exceptional quality of life with lakes, hills, Pine Trees, golf and horseback riding all nearby.  Athens is a recipient of the “Shining Star Award” as a hardworking rural community given by Texas YES! and is also a “Certified Retirement Community,”  which is a designation earned through the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Athens Texas
Athens Economic Development Corporation
Basic Population Demographics
  2000 Census 2010 Census 2015 Projection
Athens, Texas 11,297 12,710  
Commuting Area (miles/minutes) 90,997 99,045 103,234
Source: U.S Census, Retail Coach


Athens Economic Development Corporation
Major Employers
Company Name Industry Category Number of Employees
East Texas Medical Center Hospital 610 
Maximus Call Center 400 
Argon Medical Medical Device 310 
FutureMatrix Medical Device 275 
Red Dot Buildings Steel Buildings 160 


Athens Economic Development Corporation
Property Tax Information
Property Taxes  Tax Rate/Per $100**
Taxing Entity Year - 2010-2011
City of Athens $0.55208
Athens ISD $1.18647
Trinity Valley Community College $0.07750
Henderson County $0.46600
Athen Munical Water Authority $0.12467
Special Purpose $0.00000
Special Purpose $0.00000
TOTAL: $2.40674


Athens Economic Development Corporation
Distance To:
City Miles/Hours To
Dallas, Texas 60 miles/1 hours
Waco, Texas 88 miles/1.5 hours
Tyler, Texas 33 miles/.5 hours
Major Highways (Present in or near my community)
State Highway 31 West to I-45, I-35 & Waco, East to Tyler, I-20
StateHighway 19 North to I-20, I-30 South to I-45
U.S. Highway 175 North to Dallas


Athens Economic Development Corporation
Utility Information
Utility Provider
Electricity Oncor, TU Electric
Natural Gas Atmos
Telecommunications Century Link
Water City of Athens
Sewer City of Athens


Athens Economic Development Corporation
Available Incentives Yes/No
Property Tax Abatement Yes
Land Yes
Relocation Incentives Yes
Cash Grants Yes
Employment Incentives Yes
Foreign Trade Zone Yes
Low Interest Loans Yes