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Living In Athens, IL

The small town of Athens, Illinois is home to slightly more than 2,000 people. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 36, the town's population is younger than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in Athens, and 81% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $683 per month. Over the course of a year, renters in Athens will save around $4,400 compared to the state average.

Many Athens residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and public administration. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the town. Athens workers earn an average annual income of just over $78K, about the same as the Illinois average. However, Athens compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Athens has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 19% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Athens has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 44% of commuters, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.


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