Athens, IL Population

Population: 1,726. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,800 (+4.3% change)
Males: 792 (45.9%), Females: 934 (54.1%)

Menard County

Zip code: 62613

Median resident age: 35.1 years
Median household income: $41,208
Median house value: $85,000

Races in Athens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (29.2%), Irish (13.3%), United States (10.0%), English (9.9%), Italian (3.7%), Polish (2.8%).

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Map of Athens, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Athens

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+17.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Athens:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Athens:

  • CAPITAL (about 10 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 48 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • DECATUR (about 62 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Athens:

  • HAVANA REGIONAL (about 27 miles; HAVANA, IL; Abbreviation: 9I0)
  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 31 miles; LINCOLN, IL; Abbreviation: AAA)
  • MANITO MITCHELL (about 36 miles; MANITO, IL; Abbreviation: C45)

Amtrak station near Athens:

  • 13 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:

  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 17 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 64 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)

Schools

Public high school in Athens:

  • ATHENS SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 1 WARRIOR WAY; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Athens:

  • ATHENS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 1 WARRIOR WAY; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SALT CREEK ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: RR 1 BOX 106; Grades: 06 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Athens:

  • ATHENS MUNICIPAL LIB. (Operating income: $43,249; Location: 211 N. MAIN STREET; 12,731 books; 230 audio materials; 7 video materials)