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New Athens, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Athens had a population of 1,985 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for New Athens is located at latitude 38.3189 and longitude -89.8736 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Athens (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The Village of New Athens (GNIS ID: 2399452) 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.

The Village of New Athens is located within Township of New Athens, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Athens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Athens: Athens.

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New Athens, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,985
Population in Households 1,942
Population in Familes 1,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 940
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 796
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 176 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $96,391
Average Home Value $119,283


Median Household Income $55,256
Average Household Income $66,651
Per Capita Income $27,556
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.44%
Households -0.49% -0.38%
Families -0.9% -0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.72%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Athens, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 515 62nd
Population Density1 # 795 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 885 35th
Median Household Income # 566 59th
Per Capita Income # 516 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.