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The City of Athens had a population of 2,022 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The City of Athens is located within Athens North Number 2 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Menard County.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,022
Daytime Population: Workers 460
Daytime Population: Residents 901
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 2,022
Population in Familes 1,735
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,202
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $61,857
Average Household Income $73,129
Per Capita Income $28,270


Total Housing Units 863 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 610 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 169 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $109,932
Average Home Value $119,795


Total Households 779
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 578
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 0.23% -0.27%
Households 0.3% -0.18%
Families 0.54% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Athens, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 512 63rd
Population Density # 634 54th
Diversity Index # 629 54th
Median Household Income # 388 72nd
Per Capita Income # 548 60th

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