Income/capita 23%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 38%
Income per capita$22,951$31,502$29,829
Median household income$52,222$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,563$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,926$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$36,959$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$29,052$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level17.2%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Athens is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Athens is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Athens is 38% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Athens is 14% higher than the national average

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      Athens median earnings by income bracket

      Athens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.3%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector4.0%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%9.2%
      Wholesale & retail services20.6%9.4%
      Public administration9.6%7.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.7%
      Education, health & social services17.3%48.1%

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      Spaulding, IL766$86,25056%
      Williamsville, IL1,346$85,00054%
      Athens, IL2,013$52,2226%

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      Lost Hills, CA2,013$30,58345%
      Cherokee, NC2,013$32,77841%
      Athens, IL2,013$52,2226%
      Source: The Athens, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).