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Abington township, IL map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 453 (all rural)
Males: 229  (50.6%)
Females: 224  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 453 (357 owner occupied, 96 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Abington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 1.5%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.70

Abington township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,717 ($36,016 in 1999)
This township:

$41,717
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $337 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $394)
Here:

$337
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,497 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Abington township:

$91,497
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,508 - $123,486

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $121,221
Here:

$121,221
State:

$252,233
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Seaton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: McClure Cemetery (1), Hawkins Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: McCaw Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snake Creek (A), Douglas Creek (B), Big Chief Run (C), Wildcat Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

68% of Abington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 302
  • Northeast: 12
  • Midwest: 64
  • South: 18
  • West: 36

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500

Abington township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 191
  • 5 to 9: 16

Housing units in Abington township with a mortgage: 71 (4 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 26
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 134

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Abington township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 34
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 42

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Abington township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Abington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 59
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Abington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Abington township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 76
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Abington township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (28%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Special education teachers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Abington township:

  • English (24.5%)
  • Swedish (19.4%)
  • United States or American (13.8%)
  • Irish (10.7%)
  • German (9.5%)
  • Norwegian (9.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 162 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (8%)
  • Walked: 21 (10%)
  • Other means: 8 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (1%)

97.1% of residents of Abington township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 432
  • In family households: 400 (129 male householders, 13 female householders)
    129 spouses, 103 children (68 natural, 0 adopted, 35 stepchildren), 24 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32 (22 male householders (19 living alone)), 7 female householders (7 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 77 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 3 2-persons,

91 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (0 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

9.1%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Abington township:

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