Ancient district, eastern central Greece. It was bordered by the Aegean Sea on the south and east and included the island of Salamis; its chief cities were Athens, Piraeus, and Eleusis. Its coastal settlements were enriched by maritime trade. Originally inhabited by Pelasgians, it was a center of Mycenaean culture in the 2nd millennium BC; the Ionian Greeks invaded it circa 1300 BC. The territory was unified under Athens by 700 BC, traditionally through the efforts of King Theseus.
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The Attica Boys Basketball team won the State Basketball Championship in Class A in 2001. They were also state runner up in football in class A in 2001. The Attica baseball team was ranked 9th in the state in 2007. The Varsity girls basketball has won 3 consecutive sectional titles, and 1 regional title over the past 3 years. The locals often go camping and fishing along the river in the Cicott Trails located in Independence. A small town just outside of Attica.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,491 people, 1,415 households, and 935 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,300.6 people per square mile (886.8/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 1,016.8/sq mi (391.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.03% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 1,415 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,191, and the median income for a family was $45,137. Males had a median income of $34,665 versus $19,384 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,802. About 7.0% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.