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Athens is a city in Menard County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Athens. For links to other places called Athens, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Athens is 39.960N. The longitude is -89.723W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,781.


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Median household income
Local
$41,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Athens demographic reports
A young Abraham Lincoln surveyed what later became known as the Post Road here
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Athens demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Menard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62613 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Athens residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Athens ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Athens was $17,981, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Athens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Athens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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Libraries in Athens include Athens Municipal Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Menard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Athens political report.

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The average commute time for Athens workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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