New Athens, Illinois

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New Athens, Illinois

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New Athens strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 17% New Athens Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of New Athens, Illinois

Comparing New Athens to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 2 3
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3

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New Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 30 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62264
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.326
Longitude -89.876

New Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
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New Athens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,981 100%
Male 929 46.9%
Female 1,052 53.1%
Under 18 473 23.9%
18+ 1,508 76.1%
65+ 341 17.2%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3
White 1,941 98%
African-American 15 0.8%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.6%

Estimated New Athens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,011
Growth 30
Growth % 1.5%

New Athens Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 56.1%
US/American 11.5%
English 8.6%
Irish 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
French (except Basque) 3%
Italian 2.3%
Dutch 1%
Polish 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
European 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Athens 1,981 $49,236
Fayetteville 384 $37,500
Freeburg 3,872 $57,632
Hecker 475 $51,071
Lenzburg 577 $35,769
Marissa 2,141 $41,898
Smithton 2,248 $59,875

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New Athens High Schools (2004)

Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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