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Income/capita 7%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 16%
IndexNew AthensIllinoisNational
Income per capita$27,769$31,502$29,829
Median household income$53,233$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,114$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,375$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,221$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,674$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in New Athens is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in New Athens is 4% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in New Athens is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in New Athens is 25% lower than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $35,485$53,233$106,466
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      New Athens median earnings by income bracket

      New Athens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.2%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%10.6%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%13.1%
      Public administration2.4%1.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.6%3.2%
      Education, health & social services19.2%40.0%
      Other22.2%20.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Smithton, IL3,792$73,25032%
      Freeburg, IL4,111$72,39331%
      Mascoutah, IL7,917$70,95728%
      St. Libory, IL536$68,75024%
      Millstadt, IL3,911$66,53720%
      New Athens, IL2,106$53,2334%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Somonauk, IL2,106$61,75012%
      New Eagle, PA2,106$39,64328%
      Lexington, IL2,107$71,37529%
      Leetonia, OH2,105$42,91722%
      Cleona, PA2,105$58,2325%
      New Athens, IL2,106$53,2334%
      Source: The New Athens, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).