Athens, Illinois Population 2021

1,868
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Athens is a city located in Menard County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,868, it is the 500th largest city in Illinois and the 7871st largest city in the United States . Athens is currently declining at a rate of -1.06% annually and its population has decreased by -6.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,988 in 2010. Athens reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Athens has a population density of 1,110 people per square mile.

The average household income in Athens is $91,137 with a poverty rate of 13.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $788 per month, and the median house value is $123,100. The median age in Athens is 35.2 years, 32.8 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Athens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Athenswas:

  • White: 95.71%
  • Two or more races: 3.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Athens, Illinois is 1,868 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,908.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,988.

Athens, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,02995.71%
Two or More Races793.73%
Some Other Race40.19%
Asian40.19%
Black or African American40.19%
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Athens Population by Race

Athens Population Pyramid $2021

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Athens Median Age

35.2


Total

32.8


Male

36.1


Female

Athens Adults

There are 1,468 adults, (244 of whom are seniors) in Athens.

Athens Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Athens Sex Ratio

Female

1,080

50.94%

Male

1,040

49.06%

Athens Population by Age

Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47.1%52.9%
All78.1%21.9%
Non Family79.6%20.4%
Married84.3%15.7%
Male86.6%13.4%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8252.5778.1
Married4532.9484.3
Non Family1861.0679.6
Female1193.1747.1
Male673.1986.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade151.13%
9th to 12th Grade191.44%
High School Graduate44233.38%
Some College39329.68%
Associates Degree15211.48%
Bachelors Degree19814.95%
Graduate Degree1057.93%
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Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2751,241303
2+ Races3535
Hispanic1010
Asian44

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.76%.

Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,026$45,000$37,143
Less Than 9th Grade$37,917$$
High School Graduate$30,043$32,279$20,156
Some College$39,697$41,563$34,643
Bachelors Degree$52,125$51,875$52,778
Graduate Degree$63,295$57,019$63,864

$41,026

Average Earnings

$45,000

Average Male

$37,143

Average Female

Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Athens Language by Age

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Athens Language

98.32% of Athens residents speak only English, while 1.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

Athens Language

Athens Poverty by Race

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13.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.04%

Male Poverty Rate

12.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Athens is White, with 14.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Athens is White, with 14.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.59%.

Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.18%
High School12.44%
Some College7.52%
Bachelors or Greater0.99%

Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed7.64%
Male Unemployed5.26%
Female Employed4.02%

Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,875$91,137
Families$78,203$96,396
Married Families$93,036-
Non Families$47,222$66,923
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Income by Household Type

Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Athens Married by Age and Sex

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Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Athens Marital Status by Race

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Athens Marital Status

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119

Number of Veterans

116

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
Second Gulf War38
First Gulf War29
World War II3
Korea

Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5456
65 to 7429
18 to 3414
55 to 6413
75+7

Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1138.00%
2+ Races615.79%

Athens Veterans by Race

Athens Veterans by Education

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9.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Athens Veterans by Education

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72.8%

Labor Force Participation

67.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Athens Employment by Age

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Athens Employment by Race

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Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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83.58%

Born in Athens

99.34%

Native Born

0.66%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.34% of Athens residents were born in the United States, with 83.58% having been born in Illinois. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Athens Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,868-20-1.06%
20201,888-20-1.05%
20191,908-20-1.04%
20181,92820.10%
20171,926-13-0.67%
20161,93970.36%
20151,932-25-1.28%
20141,957-9-0.46%
20131,966-18-0.91%
20121,984-6-0.30%
20111,9900.00%
20101,9900.00%

Athens Population by Year