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The City of Athens had a population of 2,060 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Athens is located at latitude 39.9609 and longitude -89.724 in Menard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Athens 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.
|Total Population||2,060 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,060 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||1,762 (85.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||0|
|Median Household Income||$74,473|
|Average Household Income||$95,092|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$36,887|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||872 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||591 (67.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||206 (23.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||75 ( 8.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$157,012|
|Average Home Value||$189,044|
|Housing Affordability Index3||261|
|Average Household Size||2.58|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.47%|
|Per Capita Income||1.98%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.0%|
The table below compares Athens to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 501||63rd|
|Population Density||# 599||56th|
|Median Household Income||# 303||78th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 864||63rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 260||81st|
|Diversity Index||# 644||53rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.