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ATHENS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MENARD         
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,100 1,404 1,726 1,988 1,988 Avg. Winter Temp 0.00 F 0.00 C County 11,700 11,165 12,486 12,705 12,705 Avg. Summer Temp 0.00 F 0.00 C Labor 0 0 6,315 7,095 6,935 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 19.00 In 48.26 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / ALDERMEN / CITY       Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 7     in city  9     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         22
    Police Department            3          5          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  55
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     60,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
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Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I55, I72                                          
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    10 MI   16 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   0
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    10 MI 16 KM
       Commercial Airlines    3   Flights per day   28

    Nearest Public Airport ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO   10 MI   16 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,000 FT   2,440 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway                          
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           634     1,014       0         0
Chicago           193       309       0         0
Cleveland         550       880       0         0
Dallas            750     1,200       0         0
Denver            950     1,520       0         0
Detroit           460       736       0         0
Kansas City       350       560       0         0
Los Angeles     1,895     3,032       0         0
Memphis           350       560       0         0
Minneapolis       500       800       0         0
New Orleans       802     1,283       0         0
New York        1,033     1,653       0         0
St. Louis         110       176       0         0
Seattle         2,086     3,338       0         0

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CHICAGO/MIDLAND                        
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    15 MI   24 KM
Container Service NO    15 MI   24 KM

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Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          800,000           3,040,000
            Treatment Capacity        1,400,000           5,320,000
          Average Daily Demand          310,000           1,178,000
             Peak Daily Demand          500,000           1,900,000
               Excess Capacity        1,090,000           4,142,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity        1,400,000           5,320,000
                  Present Load          300,000           1,140,000
               Excess Capacity          165,000             627,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers MCI ATT   

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Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    15 MI   24 KM

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Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        40         521
Junior High               1         9         173
High School               1        24         322
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.8

Remarks
Elementary is K-6.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
SCHOOL DISTRICT            EDUCATION                 130  NONE                0
                         
VILLAGE MARKET             FOOD                       15  NONE             1995
IGA                      
ATHENS STATE BANK          FINANCIAL                  24  NONE                0
                         
CITY OF ATHENS             GTOVERNMENT                12  NONE             1836
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MENARD COUNTY                           
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     6,935
             Unemployed     512
             Percentage   7.40%
         Total Employed     6,423
          Manufacturing   2.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  91.80%
            Agriculture   5.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  EDR 1 CENTRAL           

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.89  $ 31.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.12  $ 24.84
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.22  $ 14.50   Office Clerk             $  9.42  $ 15.50
Assembler-Production     $ 11.50  $ 21.48   Secretary                $ 10.78  $ 18.00
Computer Operator        $ 14.05  $ 23.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.93  $ 20.01
Computer Programmer      $ 17.19  $ 35.92   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.50  $ 16.47
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.40  $ 19.00   Systems Analyst          $ 31.80  $ 45.91
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.98  $ 16.48   Technician               $ 16.03  $ 27.11
Engineer                 $ 25.81  $ 41.61   Tool & Die Maker         $ 19.03  $ 24.43
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.76  $ 14.04   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.31  $ 18.62
Laborer                  $ 11.59  $ 22.61   Welder                   $ 12.98  $ 18.63
Machinist                $ 14.78  $ 24.23   Word Processor           $ 10.22  $ 16.62

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE at 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       1        Protestant Churches   5
                 Number of Rooms      20          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      10          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     240              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       2      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River Sangamon River                                    

Remarks
County Lake Estates private to owners: 2 small 
lakes.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.25%
    City  0.5596%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.0969%          2011       2010              Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.8332%         7.2926%    7.5192%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  0.8734%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  7.3631%                                             Water  0.00%

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Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Donald L. Neisler                    Donald L. Neisler                  
Mayor                                Mayor                    
City of Athens                       City of Athens                     
P.O. Box 268                         P.O. Box 268                       
Athens, IL  626130268                Athens, IL  626130268
Phone (217) 636-8429                 Phone (217) 636-8429
  Fax (217) 636-7949                   Fax (217) 636-7949

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62613           Rep Dist           90                           
                            Senate Dist        45                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


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Last updated 09/06/2013
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