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Welcome to Athens ...
The city of Athens is located in Menard County.
The location of Athens has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Athens: AY-thenz<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Athens has a population of 1,911 people<3> (see below for details).
Athens is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Athens lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Athens is within the boundaries of the (217) area code.
The ZIP code for Athens: 62613<5>
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 total 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 (with a count of 1,726 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 1,911 people. This is a decrease of 3.87% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.72% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Athens.
Communities near Athens ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Athens and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
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 for those tracing their genealogy.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Athens, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Athens.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2019