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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Athens is a town in Illinois with a population of 2,105. Athens is in Menard County. Living in Athens offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Athens there are a lot of bars. Many families and young professionals live in Athens and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Athens are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    210.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    473.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Athens

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,903
National
$55,322
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Athens Reviews

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I love the small community. I love that neighbors will go the extra mile to help one another. I LOVE the local gym, which is conveniently located. Schools, sports programs, and are highly recommended.
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I have lived with my family in Athens for 17 years. We have many friends and know all our neighbors. Our schools are excellent and our community is growing. I can’t think of a better place to live!
Athen's has always had a great small town feel to it. Although the students try to get community members involved in oportunities such as the local food bank, community members could be much more involved.