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Arcola township, IL map Land area: 53.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,301 (83% urban, 17% rural)
Males: 1,604  (48.6%)
Females: 1,697  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,186 (2,449 owner occupied, 737 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%


Races in Arcola township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 81.2%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 38.3
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.61

Arcola township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.07

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,884 ($40,476 in 1999)
This township:

$46,884
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $351, upper quartile is $508)
Here:

$431
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,297 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Arcola township:

$94,297
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,896 - $147,620

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,188
Here:

$137,188
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $158,111
Here:

$158,111
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $153,234
Here:

$153,234
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,385
Here:

$166,385
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $70,222
Here:

$70,222
State:

$35,670
Population density: 61 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Arcola.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Township Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 344 (19% naturalized citizens)

Arcola township:  10.4%
State:  12.3%

70% of Arcola township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2520
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 216
  • South: 204
  • West: 42

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Arcola 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: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

99 people in nursing homes
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,029
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 51
  • 5 to 9: 47
  • Mobile homes: 103
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $24,300


Housing units in Arcola township with a mortgage: 491 (27 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 316

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 72
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1980 to 1989: 125
  • 1970 to 1979: 239
  • 1960 to 1969: 200
  • 1950 to 1959: 144
  • 1940 to 1949: 97
  • 1939 or earlier: 346

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 96
  • 5 rooms: 199
  • 6 rooms: 173
  • 7 rooms: 197
  • 8 rooms: 148
  • 9 or more rooms: 94

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

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 75
  • 5 rooms: 59
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 204
  • 3 bedrooms: 480
  • 4 bedrooms: 157
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 64

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Arcola township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 61
  • 2 bedrooms: 142
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 205
  • 2 vehicles: 420
  • 3 vehicles: 188
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 154
  • 2 vehicles: 95
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Arcola township:

  • German (22.3%)
  • United States or American (22.1%)
  • English (11.0%)
  • Irish (9.7%)
  • Scottish (2.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)
  • Italian (1.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (97%)
  • Panama (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Korea (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,171 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 203 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 100 (6%)
  • Other means: 16 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 81 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

99 people in nursing homes
16 people in homes for the mentally retarded

81.3% of residents of Arcola township speak English at home.
14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (28% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,242
  • In family households: 2,906 (830 male householders, 116 female householders)
    827 spouses, 986 children (908 natural, 16 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 18 other relatives, 58 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 336 (107 male householders (66 living alone)), 185 female householders (182 living alone)), 44 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 118 (99 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 415 2-persons, 197 3-persons, 185 4-persons, 107 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 248 1-person, 41 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

697 married couples with children.
97 single-parent households (17 men, 80 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

15.2%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Arcola township:

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