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New Athens, Illinois - Basic Facts

New Athens is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of New Athens.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Clair County at latitude 38.3264 and longitude -89.877. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of New Athens (see map) encompass a land area of 2.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Athens: Athens.

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New Athens, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,015
Population in Households 1,973
Population in Familes 1,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 1,052
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 814
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 552
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $140,254
Average Home Value $163,495


Median Household Income $53,839
Average Household Income $65,694
Per Capita Income $26,878
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.45% -0.26%
Households -0.2% -0.15%
Families -0.59% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 510 63rd
Population Density1 # 727 47th
Diversity Index2 # 902 34th
Median Household Income # 608 56th
Per Capita Income # 490 64th

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