The City of Athens had a population of 2,108 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 39.9619 and longitude -89.7216 in Menard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Menard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.
The City of Athens (GNIS ID: 2394010) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Athens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||2,108|
|Population in Familes||1,810|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.6|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||898 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||639 (71.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||174 (19.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||86 ( 9.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$105,032|
|Average Home Value||$114,006|
|Median Household Income||$60,906|
|Average Household Income||$71,176|
|Per Capita Income||$27,479|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.06%|
|Per Capita Income||1.2%|
The table below compares Athens to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 498||64th|
|Population Density1||# 611||55th|
|Diversity Index2||# 623||55th|
|Median Household Income||# 373||73rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 522||62nd|
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