Athens is located close to the center of Illinois. Athens is between the Menard, Logan county. Athens has 1.68 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Athens population is 1,996, which has grown 15.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 3.62% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Athens median household income is $58,657 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 42.34% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Athens median house value is $103,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 22.12% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 34.33% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Athens is close to the state average in quality. The Athens area code is 217.