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New Athens, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of New Athens had a population of 1,945 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Athens: Athens.

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New Athens, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,945
Population in Households 1,901
Population in Familes 1,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 921
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $55,674
Average Household Income $70,794
Per Capita Income $29,365


Total Housing Units 886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 614 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $105,844
Average Home Value $131,352


Total Households 784
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 524
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.66% -0.57%
Households -0.56% -0.49%
Families -0.93% -0.7%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2018 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 # 801 42nd
Diversity Index # 888 35th
Median Household Income # 637 54th
Per Capita Income # 551 60th

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