Ohio's 509-square-mile Athens County covers less than one percent of the state's total land area. Of the 88 counties in Ohio, Athens County ranks 38th in terms of the size of its population (65,886, according to 2015 Census estimates). Government and state-level services are the main economic drivers in Athens County. Recent Lands of America data shows that the average price-per-acre value of land and acreage for sale in Athens County is $10,336. The average listing price was $226,690 (the most expensive listing being for $975,000) and the median land-parcel size was three acres. Land for sale in Athens County totaled 855 acres and $8.8 million in overall land value, with the city of Athens featuring the most land for sale in the county. Hunting land was the most common type of land for sale in Athens County.