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People

Total Population 1,776
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 813
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23%
Median Earnings25+ $36,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,789

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,779
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $103,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Menard
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62613
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.96
Longitude -89.723

Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station VIRDEN
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Athens, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fancy Prairie (62613)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cantrall 233 $168,125
Greenview 860 $60,729

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Athens Public Libraries

Library
Athens Municipal Lib.
211 N. MAIN STREET
Athens, Illinois
(217) 636-8047

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Athens High Schools

ATHENS SR HIGH SCHOOL
1 WARRIOR WAY
217-636-8314
Serves 288 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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