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Population in 2012: 1,983 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.9%
 

Males: 897  (45.3%)
Females: 1,086  (54.7%)

Median resident age:  34.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62613.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,238 (it was $41,208 in 2000)
Athens:

$58,238
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,092

Athens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,860 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Athens:

$89,860
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,842; Detached houses: $106,192; Mobile homes: $39,671

Median gross rent in 2012: $547.

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  • White alone - 1,900 (95.6%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 11 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athens: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.9%), United States (14.1%), English (11.0%), Irish (10.6%), Dutch (2.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/18/1875

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 1.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,350 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Athens:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athens city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Illinois as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Athens to the number of sex offenders is 992 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,317 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,324 (1.7%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 89.72 W

Area code: 217

Athens household income distribution Athens home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Athens by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 21000000120
per 100,000 115.957.90.00.00.00.00.00.056.1112.40.0
Robberies 10000000000
per 100,000 57.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 32333011410
per 100,000 173.8115.9173.8168.8168.40.055.655.6224.256.20.0
Burglaries 619956671099
per 100,000 347.657.9521.4506.5280.7333.1333.3388.9560.5505.6510.5
Thefts 125111115151516121627
per 100,000 695.2289.7637.3619.0842.2832.9833.3888.9672.6898.91531.5
Auto thefts 21001301011
per 100,000 115.957.90.00.056.1166.60.055.60.056.256.7
Arson 10000000000
per 100,000 57.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 308.9) 214.393.3100.597.795.172.770.481.4161.9183.9105.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Illinois average:

2.76

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+17.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Athens-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 179% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Athens center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Menard County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Birthplace of: Jack Brittin - Baseball player.


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Athens, 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 17 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,458)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 18 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,264)
  • Millikin University (about 41 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,183)
  • Bradley University (about 52 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,105)
  • Illinois Central College (about 53 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,496)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 54 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Illinois State University (about 55 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,494)

Public high schools in Athens:

Public elementary/middle school in Athens:

See full list of schools located in Athens, School District: ATHENS COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 213

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)

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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).

 
Menard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.439. This is worse than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.439
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.88. This is significantly worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

3.88
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

25.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.26. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

4.26
U.S.:

9.39

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

ATHENS (Population served: 4350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-09-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.5%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Athens, IL

Athens compared to Illinois state average:

Athens, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 above state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Athens travel time to work - commute


Athens mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Athens city (based on Menard County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.30%
Here57.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)United Methodist Church
Adherents20.0%18.7%14.7%10.9%10.8%
Congregations6.9%13.8%13.8%13.8%10.3%
NameLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents9.1%6.5%3.9%1.5%3.9%
Congregations6.9%3.4%6.9%3.4%20.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Menard County:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Menard County:

27.2%
State:

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

12.7%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,735$22,4100$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,750
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,976$35,9043$1,265
Streets and Highways 1$2,896$34,7520$0
Sewerage 1$4,262$51,1440$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Water Supply 2$7,432$44,5920$0
Totals for Government 10$29,515$35,41812$3,015

Athens government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $596,000 ($300.55)
    Regular Highways: $159,000 ($80.18)
    Sewerage: $152,000 ($76.65)
    Police Protection: $136,000 ($68.58)
    Financial Administration: $117,000 ($59.00)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($15.63)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($3.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($24.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($11.60)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($4.54)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($1.51)
    Central Staff: $2,000 ($1.01)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $343,000 ($172.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($18.66)

Athens government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $197,000 ($99.34)
    All Other: $12,000 ($6.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $242,000 ($122.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $57,000 ($28.74)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($13.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $552,000 ($278.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $201,000 ($101.36)
    All Other: $116,000 ($58.50)
    Highways: $47,000 ($23.70)
  • Tax - Property: $90,000 ($45.39)
    Public Utilities: $16,000 ($8.07)
    NEC: $12,000 ($6.05)

Athens government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $615,000 ($310.14)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $795,000 ($400.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $725,000 ($365.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $615,000 ($310.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $70,000 ($35.30)

Athens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,009,000 ($508.83)

7.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,528 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sangamon County, IL  3.80% ($44,632 average AGI)
from Mason County, IL  0.24% ($69,583)
from Cook County, IL  0.22% ($36,364)


7.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.46%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sangamon County, IL  3.93% ($32,893 average AGI)
to Logan County, IL  0.22% ($38,636)
to Mason County, IL  0.20% ($24,300)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,700
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,833

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 12/15/2005, Expiration Date: 12/19/2015, Certifier: Barb Kyes
    Registrant: Menard County Tourism Council, Rr 4 Box 70, Petersburg, IL 62675, Phone: (217) 632-4002, Fax: (217) 632-4010
  • 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:

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  • 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: 08/16/2004, Expiration Date: 08/16/2014, Certifier: Debbie Richardson
    Registrant: Automation Engineering Ltd., 2711a Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515, Phone: (630) 969-9972, Fax: (630) 969-0735, Email:
  • Athens Water Tower, Lat: 39.963056 Lon: -89.728889, Type: Tank, Structure height: 228 m, Call Sign: WQIE820
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2008, Expiration Date: 01/19/2018, Certifier: Jason R Mckemie
    Registrant: Veloxnet Incorporated, 427 E. Monroe Street Ste 100, Springfield, IL 62701, Phone: (217) 793-6386, Email:
  • AWT NW, Lat: 39.963056 Lon: -89.728889, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45 m, Overall height: 47 m, Call Sign: WQIE820
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2008, Expiration Date: 01/19/2018, Certifier: Jason R Mckemie
    Registrant: Veloxnet Incorporated, 427 E. Monroe Street Ste 100, Springfield, IL 62701, Phone: (217) 793-6386, Email:
  • Athens Omni, Lat: 39.961944 Lon: -89.696389, Type: Silo, Structure height: 221 m, Overall height: 222 m, Call Sign: WQJA669
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018, Certifier: Anthony Hopp
    Registrant: Eos, Inc., 6900 Preston Drive, Springfield, IL 62711, Phone: (217) 241-6000, Fax: (217) 241-6001, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: RANDLE DONALD G RANDLE GYROPLANE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 115DR , Serial Number: DGR-2
    Registrant (Individual): Donald G Randle, Rr 1 Box 205, Athens, IL 62613
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1355T , Serial Number: 32-7240115, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey A Parsons, 23200 Clemens Rd, 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
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Charles E Cox, 801 N Allen Dr, Athens, IL 62613, Other Owners: Rose A Cox
  • Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US O-84 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 74016 , Serial Number: 5112, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Rodger Lee Watts, 3 Brierwood, Athens, IL 62613
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92227 , Serial Number: 16672, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 06/18/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Morris E Wilcoxon, 23348 Gudgel Ave, Athens, IL 62613
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9571V , Serial Number: 17264373, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1975
    Registrant (Corporation): Reyn/Craft Wild Side Aviation LLC, 23260 Frankie Ln, Athens, IL 62613


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Athens


See full 2006 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

Athens on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
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  • Brian R. Haschemeyer (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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