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Welcome to Athens ...
The pronunciation of Athens: AY-thenz<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Athens has a population of 1,915 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Athens.
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
The telephone area code for Athens: (217)
The ZIP code for Athens: 62613<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Athens had an population of 1,915 people. This is a decrease of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Athens had a population of 1,988 people (which is 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).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Athens ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Athens.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Athens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Athens.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Athens.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Athens. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Athens to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Athens in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Athens was on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1881).
We also found Athens in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Athens on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022