New Athens, Illinois Population 2024

1,851

New Athens is a city located in St. Clair County Illinois. New Athens has a 2024 population of 1,851. New Athens is currently declining at a rate of -1.33% annually and its population has decreased by -4.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,947 in 2020.

The average household income in New Athens is $80,219 with a poverty rate of 9.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in New Athens is 41.6 years, 39.8 years for males, and 42 years for females.

New Athens Demographics

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

  • White: 91.39%
  • Two or more races: 8.35%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
876.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.93% (-96)
The current population of New Athens, Illinois is 1,851 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,947.

New Athens, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,78391.39%
Two or more races1638.35%
Asian50.26%
Black or African American
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

New Athens Population by Race

New Athens Population Pyramid 2024

New Athens Median Age

41.6

Total

39.8

Male

42

Female

New Athens Adults

There are 1,503 adults, (421 of whom are seniors) in New Athens.

New Athens Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

New Athens Sex Ratio

Female1,02552.54%
Male92647.46%

New Athens Population by Age

New Athens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7932.418317
Married4363.0190.19.9
Non Family2341.1474.825.2
Female1012.5467.332.7
Male223.361000
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2.85

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

New Athens Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

New Athens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

New Athens Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 23.81%.

New Athens Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,625

Average Earnings

$52,260

Average Male

$27,500

Average Female

New Athens Earnings by Educational Attainment

New Athens Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

New Athens Language

99.62% of New Athens residents speak only English, while 0.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.38% of the population.

New Athens Language

New Athens Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7361528.76%
Multiple1632112.88%
Hispanic261661.54%
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9.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.06%

Male Poverty Rate

9.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in New Athens

The race most likely to be in poverty in New Athens is Hispanic, with 61.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in New Athens is White, with 8.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.09%.

New Athens Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.36%
Some College9.24%
High School6.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.1%
showing: 4 rows

New Athens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.14%
Female Employed12.29%
Male Employed6.19%
Male Unemployed
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New Athens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

New Athens Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

New Athens Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

New Athens Married by Age and Sex

male

female

New Athens Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

New Athens Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

New Athens Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

146

Number of Veterans

121

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

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New Athens Veterans by War

count

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New Athens Veterans by Age

count

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New Athens Veterans by Race

New Athens Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

New Athens Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

New Athens Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

New Athens Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

New Athens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.09%

Born in New Athens

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of New Athens residents were born in the United States, with 71.09% having been born in Illinois. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

New Athens Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,726-25-1.43%
20281,751-25-1.41%
20271,776-25-1.39%
20261,801-25-1.37%
20251,826-25-1.35%
20241,851-25-1.33%
20231,876-25-1.32%
20221,901-25-1.3%
20211,926-21-1.08%
20201,947603.18%
20191,887-23-1.2%
20181,910-20-1.04%
20171,930-11-0.57%
20161,941-16-0.82%
20151,957-22-1.11%
20141,979-19-0.95%
20131,998-24-1.19%
20122,022-21-1.03%
20112,043-20-0.97%
20102,063
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New Athens Population by Year