Athens, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 1,911 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 928  (48.6%)
Females: 983  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62613.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,748 (it was $41,208 in 2000)
Athens:

$63,748
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,398 (it was $17,981 in 2000)

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,332 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Athens:

$119,332
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,751; detached houses: $122,233; mobile homes: $34,035

Median gross rent in 2017: $755.

March 2019 cost of living index in Athens: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.3%
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  • Races in Athens, IL (2010)
    • 1,90095.6%White alone
    • 311.6%Two or more races
    • 311.6%Hispanic
    • 120.6%Black alone
    • 110.6%Asian alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Athens detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Illinois as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Athens is 668 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Athens by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.1)
2
(112.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.6)
1
(55.6)
4
(224.2)
1
(56.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(102.0)
2
(103.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(333.1)
6
(333.3)
7
(388.9)
10
(560.5)
9
(505.6)
9
(510.5)
3
(25.0)
4
(201.8)
1
(51.0)
3
(155.6)
3
(154.3)
4
(210.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(832.9)
15
(833.3)
16
(888.9)
12
(672.6)
16
(898.9)
27
(1,531)
17
(141.7)
9
(454.1)
10
(509.9)
20
(1,037)
9
(463.0)
9
(473.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(166.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.2)
1
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(157.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)70.067.878.3155.8177.0101.59.932.385.273.129.346.3

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City-data.com crime index in Athens, IL

Crime rate in Athens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (34.4%), American (9.7%), Irish (8.6%), English (8.2%), European (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/18/1875

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 1.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,301 people per square mile   (low).

Athens, Illinois map

21 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,312 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,289 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (12.9 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (96.3 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (168.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Cantrall, IL (1.7 miles),
Petersburg, IL (2.8 miles ),
Lake Petersburg, IL (2.8 miles ),
Sherman, IL (2.8 miles ),
Knollwood, IL (2.8 miles ),
Greenview, IL (2.9 miles ),
Williamsville, IL (3.0 miles ),
Tallula, IL (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 89.72 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Athens, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Athens, IL in 2017
Athens satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Athens, IL residents
Average permit cost in Athens, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+17.1%).
Most common industries in Athens, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.8%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (16.6%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.3%)
  • Educational services (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (19.2%)
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Athens, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.2%)

Average climate in Athens, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Athens, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.725. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.725
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Athens city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athens-area historical earthquake activity is near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Athens center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 193.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Menard County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Athens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Athens:

  • MENARD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMEN (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; PETERSBURG, IL)
  • MENARD CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PETERSBURG, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOME SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF ILLINOIS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • RUTLEDGE MANOR CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-SPRINGFIELD (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Airports located in Athens:

Amtrak station near Athens:

  • 12 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athens:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 18 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 18 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 41 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 45 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Bradley University (about 52 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 53 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 54 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)

Public high schools in Athens:

Public elementary/middle school in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens

Library in Athens:

  • ATHENS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $109,065; Location: 410 EAST HARGRAVE STREET; 11,684 books; 588 audio materials; 22 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Athens Fancy Prairie Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Athens include: Athens Christian Church (A), Athens United Methodist Church (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Cemetery (1), Joel Hall Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Abraham Lincoln Long 9 Museum (Historical Places & Services; 200 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: Jack Brittin - Baseball player.

Menard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Athens and their reported violations in the past:

ATHENS (Population served: 4,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
SALT CREEK ACADEMY (Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-11-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Athens (2011 data):

  • Athens State Bank: at 200 North West Street, branch established on 1910/05/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $120.4 mil, Deposits: $108.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Athens Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Athens:

Marital status in Athens, IL
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 58.3%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Athens
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Athens, IL (based on Menard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,03418
Mainline Protestant1,7659
Catholic9542
Other5-
None6,947-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Menard County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Menard County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Menard County:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Menard County:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Menard County:

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Athens:

46.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Athens:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Athens:

8.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Athens:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Athens:

35.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Athens:

78.9%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Athens, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,854$43,4164$2,484
Financial Administration 2$4,516$27,0960$0
Water Supply 2$8,987$53,9220$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,502$42,0240$0
Sewerage 1$5,154$61,8480$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,677$32,1240$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$3,437
Totals for Government 10$35,690$42,82817$5,921

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $751,000 ($392.99)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($122.45)
    Police Protection: $214,000 ($111.98)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($80.06)
    Regular Highways: $102,000 ($53.38)
    Libraries: $97,000 ($50.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($1.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($141.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $424,000 ($221.87)
    Water Utilities: $116,000 ($60.70)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($18.32)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($1.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $390,000 ($204.08)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $286,000 ($149.66)
    Other: $22,000 ($11.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,235,000 ($646.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($6.80)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($4.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $797,000 ($417.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $316,000 ($165.36)
    Highways: $48,000 ($25.12)
    Other: $2,000 ($1.05)
  • Tax - Property: $141,000 ($73.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000 ($21.45)
    Other License: $8,000 ($4.19)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,915,000 ($2571.95)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,805,000 ($2514.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000 ($57.56)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,048,000 ($548.40)

5.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sangamon County, IL  3.68% ($51,042 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Athens:

  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athens:

  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)

TV broadcast stations around Athens:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 32.3mTotal length
  • $119,000Total costs
  • 10,475Total average daily traffic
  • 2,000Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,646Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Athens, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 21950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Athens, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Athens)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Int Of Sr 29 And Sr 124 (Lat: 39.955889 Lon: -89.674556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPQZ702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.61000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2016, Expiration Date: 12/19/2025, Certifier: Barb Kyes, Registrant: Menard County Tourism Council, 522 S. 6th Street, Petersburg, IL 62675, Phone: (217) 632-0202, Fax: (217) 632-4145, Email:
  • 1/2 Mile N Of Gudgel Rd (Lat: 39.952556 Lon: -89.771278), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQQJ488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.275 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/2013, Expiration Date: 01/07/2023, Certifier: Matthew L Duncheon, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Athens Main Office, Main Office, Harris Road (Lat: 39.958833 Lon: -89.750750), Type: Building, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQAV579,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.168 MHz, 952.168 MHz, Grant Date: 09/03/2014, Expiration Date: 08/16/2024, Certifier: Debbie Richardson, Registrant: City Of Athens, 210 Dottie Bednarko Drive, Athens, IL 62613, Phone: (217) 636-8429, Fax: (217) 636-7949
  • AGE Omni, Lat: 39.961944 Lon: -89.696389, Type: Silo, Structure height: 221 m, Overall height: 222 m, Call Sign: WQJA669,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3695.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Jeff Kohler, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (815) 544-1168, Fax: (815) 380-6512, Email:
  • Cantrall Tower, 50m North Of Irwin Bridge Rd., 425m East Of Intersection With Cantrall Creek Rd. (Lat: 39.909778 Lon: -89.717056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 98.1 m, Overall height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQRY316,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2013, Expiration Date: 08/14/2023, Certifier: Jason Mckemie, Registrant: Intelpath, 16 W 575 79th St., #102, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • CH03IP817, 15254 State Highway 29 (Lat: 39.967750 Lon: -89.711944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQTE294,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2014, Expiration Date: 01/14/2024, Certifier: Garrie C Losee, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Athens)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2
  • REYN/CRAFT WILD SIDE AVIATION LLC, 23260 Frankie Ln, Athens, IL 62613
    Certificate: D005062 (LLC), Certificate Issue Date: 09/07/2018, Expiration Date: 09/06/2019
  • REYN/CRAFT WILD SIDE AVIATION LLC, 23260 Frankie Ln, Athens, IL 62613
    Certificate: D005062 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 09/07/2017, Expiration Date: 09/06/2018

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 27171 , Serial Number: 5-39, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 08/18/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Reyn/Craft Wildside Aviation LLC, 23260 Frankie Ln, Athens, IL 62613
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9526K , Serial Number: 28-7690257, Airworthiness Date: 04/05/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/26/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Reyn/Craft Wildside Aviation LLC, 23260 Frankie Ln, Athens, IL 62613
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5059A , Serial Number: 28059, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 04/07/1989
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles E Cox, 801 N Allen Dr, Athens, IL 62613, Other Owners: Rose A Cox
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/10/2017

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 22. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 55 took place in 2012, and the least - 10 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Athens, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.6%), and Structure Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Athens, IL
    • 19751.6%Outside Fires
    • 14638.2%Structure Fires
    • 256.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 143.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Athens, IL
Most common first names in Athens, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2873.0 years
Mary2780.0 years
William2275.0 years
James1873.7 years
Charles1680.6 years
Helen1484.2 years
Dorothy1279.0 years
George1278.3 years
Robert1171.4 years
Walter1076.3 years
Most common last names in Athens, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Eden1075.5 years
Wasilewski1066.6 years
Smith971.1 years
Ferguson874.9 years
Miller774.3 years
Lawson779.3 years
Clemens677.8 years
Hughes674.8 years
Hamilton672.0 years
Yoakum673.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Athens, IL
  • 87.5%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Athens, IL
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood


Athens compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 24 other airmen in this city.
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