New Athens is a city located in St. Clair County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,935, it is the 506th largest city in Illinois and the 11134th largest city in the United States. New Athens is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,955 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, New Athens has a population density of 916 people per square mile.
The average household income in New Athens is $73,568 with a poverty rate of 8.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $625 per month, and the median house value is $108,400. The median age in New Athens is 36.4 years, 35.1 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of New Athenswas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.48%.
99.27% of New Athens residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.62% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in New Athens is White, with 8.10% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in New Athens is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.58%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in New Athens
99.90% of New Athens residents were born in the United States, with 76.04% having been born in Illinois. 0.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.