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New Athens, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Athens had a population of 1,995 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Athens: Athens.

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New Athens, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,995
Daytime Population: Workers 654
Daytime Population: Residents 1,009
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,663
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 945
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $56,950
Average Household Income $69,851
Per Capita Income $28,820


Total Housing Units 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $96,115
Average Home Value $122,177


Total Households 799
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.47%
Households -0.37% -0.45%
Families -0.77% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2017 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 Density # 784 43rd
Diversity Index # 892 35th
Median Household Income # 532 61st
Per Capita Income # 507 63rd

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