Athens, Illinois

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Athens
Athens
The Col. Matthew Rogers Building in Athens, May 2014
The Col. Matthew Rogers Building in Athens, May 2014
Location of Athens in Menard County, Illinois.
Location of Athens in Menard County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Athens is located in Illinois
Athens
Athens
Location in Illinois
Athens is located in the United States
Athens
Athens
Athens (the United States)
Athens is located in North America
Athens
Athens
Athens (North America)
Coordinates: 39°57′41″N 89°43′29″W / 39.96139°N 89.72472°W / 39.96139; -89.72472Coordinates: 39°57′41″N 89°43′29″W / 39.96139°N 89.72472°W / 39.96139; -89.72472
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMenard
Area
 • Total1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Land1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
602 ft (183 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,988
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
1,908
 • Density1,134.36/sq mi (437.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62613
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-02674
Wikimedia CommonsAthens, Illinois
Websitewww.athensil.com

Athens /ˈθənz/ AY-thənz is a city in southern Menard County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,988 at the 2010 census, and 1,921 at a 2018 estimate. It is part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860392
1870351−10.5%
188041016.8%
1890944130.2%
19001,53562.6%
19101,340−12.7%
19201,241−7.4%
19301,019−17.9%
19401,0624.2%
19501,048−1.3%
19601,035−1.2%
19701,15811.9%
19801,37118.4%
19901,4042.4%
20001,72622.9%
20101,98815.2%
2019 (est.)1,908[2]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

At the 2000 census there were 1,726 people in 695 households, including 462 families, in the city. The population density was 1,175.4 people per square mile (453.3/km2). There were 740 housing units at an average density of 504.0 per square mile (194.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.26% White, 0.41% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27%.[4]

Of the 695 households 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.5% of households were one person and 11.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.10.

The age distribution was 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median household income was $41,208 and the median family income was $50,272. Males had a median income of $32,375 versus $24,519 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,981. About 5.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Athens is adjacent to the north end of the Sangamon Valley Trail right-of-way. The trail includes a bridge over the Sangamon River and Cantrall Creek.[5]

Notable persons[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ State Journal-Register. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2017-01-24.[better source needed]

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