New Athens is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,975 people and just one neighborhood, New Athens is the 482nd largest community in Illinois.
Occupations and Workforce
New Athens is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Athens is a village of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Athens who work in office and administrative support (18.19%), management occupations (11.48%) and healthcare (8.43%).
Setting & Lifestyle
New Athens is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, New Athens’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In New Athens, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small village, New Athens does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.