New Athens, Illinois Population 2022

1,935
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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.

New Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 98.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Two or more races: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of New Athens, Illinois is 1,935 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,955.

New Athens, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,89698.75%
Black or African American180.94%
Asian40.21%
Two or More Races20.10%
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New Athens Population by Race

New Athens Population Pyramid 2022

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New Athens Median Age

40.7


Total

40.1


Male

41.2


Female

New Athens Adults

There are 1,423 adults, (333 of whom are seniors) in New Athens.

New Athens Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

New Athens Sex Ratio

Female

973

50.68%

Male

947

49.32%

New Athens Population by Age

New Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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New Athens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92%8%
All82.8%17.2%
Male78.8%21.2%
Female69.4%30.6%
Non Family65.7%34.3%

82.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

New Athens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7402.5482.8
Married4482.892
Male523.5278.8
Female623.6169.4
Non Family1781.2265.7

2.83

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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New Athens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade352.64%
9th to 12th Grade795.96%
High School Graduate45134.04%
Some College36127.25%
Associates Degree14611.02%
Bachelors Degree17012.83%
Graduate Degree836.26%
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New Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2991,185253
Black1818
Asian44
2+ Races22
Hispanic22

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%.

New Athens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,784$46,151$26,369
Less Than 9th Grade$$65,089$
High School Graduate$31,576$35,455$21,932
Some College$42,125$46,780$27,500
Bachelors Degree$60,750$75,000$31,750
Graduate Degree$40,536$77,708$39,063

$38,784

Average Earnings

$46,151

Average Male

$26,369

Average Female

New Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Athens Language by Age

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New Athens Language

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.

New Athens Language

New Athens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,8521508.10%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic66100.00%

8.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.18%

Male Poverty Rate

7.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Athens

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%.

New Athens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.67%
High School4.39%
Some College5.40%
Bachelors or Greater3.81%

New Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.90%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed6.16%
Female Unemployed62.50%

New Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Athens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,100$78,259
Families$74,875$87,885
Married Families$87,500-
Non Families$37,857$41,058
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Income by Household Type

New Athens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

61.7%

Female Marriage Rate

New Athens Married by Age and Sex

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New Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

New Athens Marital Status by Race

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New Athens Marital Status

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130

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War13
Vietnam66
Korea3
World War II9

New Athens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349
35 to 548
55 to 6434
65 to 7447
75+32

New Athens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1178.36%
Black1372.22%

New Athens Veterans by Race

New Athens Veterans by Education

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4.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Athens Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

New Athens Employment by Age

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New Athens Employment by Race

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New 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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76.04%

Born in New Athens

99.90%

Native Born

0.10%

Foreign Born

0.10%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

New Athens Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,0540.00%
20112,044-10-0.49%
20122,034-10-0.49%
20132,024-10-0.49%
20142,014-10-0.49%
20152,004-10-0.50%
20161,994-10-0.50%
20171,984-10-0.50%
20181,974-10-0.50%
20191,964-10-0.51%
20201,955-9-0.46%
20211,945-10-0.51%
20221,935-10-0.51%

New Athens Population by Year