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New Athens is a village in Saint Clair County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named New Athens. For links to other places called New Athens, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Athens is 38.326N. The longitude is -89.876W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 397 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,981.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Clair County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62264 ZIP code.
48% of New Athens residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Athens ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Athens was $17,627, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of New Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $791.
Saint Clair County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Athens political report.
The average commute time for New Athens workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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