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Aroma township, IL map Land area: 37.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 5,835 (68% urban, 32% rural)
Males: 2,977  (51.0%)
Females: 2,858  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,505 (4,497 owner occupied, 1,008 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Aroma township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 80.3%
  • Black: 13.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 42.3
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.63

Aroma township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,655 ($47,083 in 1999)
This township:

$57,655
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $588 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $704)
Here:

$588
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $156,951 (it was $101,800 in 2000)
Aroma township:

$156,951
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,248 - $217,464

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $199,621
Here:

$199,621
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,350
Here:

$150,350
State:

$249,884

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $23,927
Here:

$23,927
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $62,317
Here:

$62,317
State:

$35,670
Population density: 157 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Aroma Park.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Aroma township: Smamrock Golf Club (A), Kankakee Elks Country Club (B), Nazarene Youth Camp (C), Aroma Township Fire Protection District Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: B'nai Israel Cemetery (1), Bebe Family Cemetery (2), Leggtown Cemetery (3), Kankakee Memorial Gardens (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deer Creek (A), Trail Creek (B), Exline Slough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Aroma township include: Iroquois Woods Nature Preserve (1), Strasma Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 154 (69% naturalized citizens)

Aroma township:  2.6%
State:  12.3%

64% of Aroma township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 4467
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 515
  • South: 502
  • West: 51

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,700

Aroma township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Aroma township, Illinois:

  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,002
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 43
  • 3 or 4: 26
  • 5 to 9: 23
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 38
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,300


Housing units in Aroma township with a mortgage: 1,041 (81 second mortgage, 138 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 547

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 43
  • 1990 to 1994: 86
  • 1980 to 1989: 90
  • 1970 to 1979: 345
  • 1960 to 1969: 575
  • 1950 to 1959: 589
  • 1940 to 1949: 178
  • 1939 or earlier: 251

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 136
  • 5 rooms: 431
  • 6 rooms: 481
  • 7 rooms: 328
  • 8 rooms: 225
  • 9 or more rooms: 115

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 92
  • 5 rooms: 99
  • 6 rooms: 62
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 329
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,091
  • 4 bedrooms: 262
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Aroma township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 120
  • 3 bedrooms: 144
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 441
  • 2 vehicles: 842
  • 3 vehicles: 320
  • 4 vehicles: 50
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 148
  • 2 vehicles: 102
  • 3 vehicles: 57
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Aroma township:

  • German (22.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (10.3%)
  • Irish (7.8%)
  • English (5.9%)
  • Italian (5.3%)
  • United States or American (5.3%)
  • Polish (5.2%)

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

  • Mexico (40%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Austria (5%)
  • Greece (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,090 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 290 (12%)
  • Railroad: 14 (1%)
  • Walked: 26 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 64 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

People in group quarters in Aroma township, Illinois:

  • 290 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

93.5% of residents of Aroma township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,434
  • In family households: 4,905 (1,301 male householders, 336 female householders)
    1,376 spouses, 1,569 children (1,408 natural, 98 adopted, 63 stepchildren), 130 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 37 other relatives, 143 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 529 (195 male householders (164 living alone)), 250 female householders (215 living alone)), 84 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 336 (300 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 788 2-persons, 368 3-persons, 281 4-persons, 117 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 379 1-person, 56 2-persons, 7 4-persons, 3 5-persons,

941 married couples with children.
294 single-parent households (52 men, 242 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 212
Here:

36.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 98
Here:

32.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 47
Here:

22.5%
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 Aroma township:

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