Athens Menard County, Illinois

Athens: City in Menard County, Illinois, United States

About

Athens is a city located in the county of Menard in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,988 and a population density of 1,183 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,893 inhabitants.

Athens Quick Facts

Population : 1,893 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Menard County
Different from : New Athens
Postal code : 62613
Phone Area Codes : 217
Area : 1.68 km2
Named for : Athens
Altitude : 1,975 feet / 602 meters
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:28:57 (2nd October 2022)
Density : 1,127 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.02% (2010-2020)
Athens locator map
Location of Athens on Illinois map.
Matthew Rogers Building in Athens image
Matthew Rogers Building in Athens
Matthew Rogers Building in Athens image

Geography

Athens is located at 39°57'39"N 89°43'26"W (39.9608800, -89.7239900).

Athens map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Athens decreased by 5.02% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,988 - census
2011 1,990 0.1% estimation process
2012 1,984 -0.3% estimation process
2013 1,966 -0.92% estimation process
2014 1,957 -0.46% estimation process
2015 1,932 -1.29% estimation process
2016 1,939 0.36% estimation process
2017 1,926 -0.67% estimation process
2018 1,928 0.1% estimation process
2019 1,908 -1.05% estimation process
2020 1,893 -0.79% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,618
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,919
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,998
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,932
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 19.3%
People over 65 (%) : 17.1%
Female persons, % : 51.1%
White only, percent : 19.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 76.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 1.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 8.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 11.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 478
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.4%

Athens zip code is 62613. County name: Menard, County fips: 17129

Ejtens, athyna, atn aylynwy, ethensa, Ејтенс, آتن، ایلینوی, أثينا, ایتھنز، الینوائے, एथेन्स

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 70.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $158,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,503
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $582
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,069
2015-2019 Households : 2,942
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.64
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 96.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 75.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 13,118
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 723,769
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 171,945
2012 total retail sales per capita : $21,593
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 34.8
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $54,219
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,499
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.9%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 868
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 476
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 289
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 544
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 235
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 53
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 721
2010 population per square mile : 4,462.5
2010 land area in square miles : 1.78
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 11,817
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 79.2%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $141,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,153
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $451
2015-2019 median gross rent : $629
Permits for construction, 2020 : 45
2015-2019 Households : 10,764
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.23
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 4.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 88.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 81.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 93.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 5.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 32,452
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 172,137
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,506,624
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 347,052
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,650
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.0
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,120
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,237
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.4%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 801
2019 total employment : 13,664
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 574,927
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 2.1%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,762
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,697
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,644
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 658
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 41
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,473
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 310
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,036
2010 population per square mile : 42.4
2010 land area in square miles : 611.09

People born in Athens (1)

American baseball player Jack Brittin was born in Athens

Schools in Athens

College & universities near Athens, IL

Code Name City ZIP
437556 Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield Springfield (IL) 62707

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Athens, IL

Code Name Address Type
SPI Springfield station East Washington and North Third Sts. RAIL
LCN Lincoln Broadway and North Chicago Sts. RAIL
CRV Carlinville 128 Alton Rd. RAIL
PIA Peoria, Illinois 6100 West Everett M. Dirksen Parkway BUS
BNL Uptown Station 100 East Parkinson St. RAIL

Post offices near Athens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Athen Post Office Athens (IL) 62613

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Other cities in Menard County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Menard County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Petersburg 2,190 City in Menard County, Illinois
Greenview 715 Village in Illinois, United States
Tallula 467 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Oakford 273 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Athens distances to largest Illinois cities