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Welcome to Athens ...

The pronunciation of Athens: AY-thenz<1>

The city of Athens is located in Menard County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Athens has a population of 1,950 people<2> (see below for details).

Athens is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Athens: (217)

The ZIP code for Athens: 62613<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,988 people (or 15.65% of the total population of Menard County). This makes Athens the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Athens represents 0.02% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 492nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,988 people, the population of Athens increased 15.18% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,726 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 1,950 people. This is a decrease of 1.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.98% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.

Communities near Athens ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Jerome   [Map]   1,634   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leland Grove   [Map]   1,506   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mason City   [Map]   2,148   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   2,199   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Riverton   [Map]   3,433   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rochester   [Map]   3,762   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Athens.

Communities Also Named Athens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Athens - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Athens.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Athens. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Athens:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Athens ...

Looking for more information about Athens? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Athens.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Athens. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Athens.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Athens - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Athens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Athens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Athens. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Athens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Athens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9603, Longitude: -89.7246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Athens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Athens.



 
 
 

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