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New Athens, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Athens had a population of 1,924 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for New Athens is located at latitude 38.3264 and longitude -89.877 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Athens 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Athens: Athens.


New Athens, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,924 (100%)
Population in Households 1,881 (97.8%)
Population in Families 1,520 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 43 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 911
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $63,999
Average Household Income $78,928
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $32,279
Wealth Index5 84


Total HU (Housing Units) 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $129,480
Average Home Value $196,364
Housing Affordability Index3 257


Total Households 786
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 522
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.64% -0.65%
Households -0.42% -0.54%
Families -0.79% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.49%


New Athens, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 519 62nd
Population Density # 792 42nd
Median Household Income # 488 64th
Housing Affordability Index # 841 61st
Per Capita Income # 482 65th
Diversity Index # 873 36th

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