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Ashkum township, IL map Land area: 62.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,535 (all rural)
Males: 788  (51.3%)
Females: 747  (48.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,535 (1,168 owner occupied, 367 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%


Races in Ashkum township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.58

Ashkum township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,206 ($39,028 in 1999)
This township:

$45,206
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $405 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $557)
Here:

$405
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $122,603 (it was $96,000 in 2000)
Ashkum township:

$122,603
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,415 - $176,496

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $295,593
Here:

$295,593
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $97,241
Here:

$97,241
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $178,602
Here:

$178,602
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,685
Here:

$231,685
State:

$280,866
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Ashkum.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: L'Erable Catholic Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Prairie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

71% of Ashkum township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1338
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 86
  • South: 36
  • West: 29

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 556
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 17
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 17
  • Mobile homes: 29

Housing units in Ashkum township with a mortgage: 192 (36 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 161

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 30
  • 1970 to 1979: 134
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 70
  • 1940 to 1949: 60
  • 1939 or earlier: 254

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 80
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 92
  • 8 rooms: 55
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 52
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 92
  • 3 bedrooms: 255
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ashkum township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 21
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 97
  • 2 vehicles: 231
  • 3 vehicles: 61
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 69
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Private households (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ashkum township:

  • German (38.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (17.4%)
  • Irish (7.8%)
  • United States or American (7.6%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • Italian (4.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 631 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 62 (8%)
  • Walked: 7 (1%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 51 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

97.7% of residents of Ashkum township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European 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: 1,507
  • In family households: 1,352 (400 male householders, 51 female householders)
    366 spouses, 478 children (427 natural, 20 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 29 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 155 (69 male householders (57 living alone)), 66 female householders (62 living alone)), 20 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 225 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 37 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 119 1-person, 16 2-persons,

309 married couples with children.
69 single-parent households (29 men, 40 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

7.4%
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: 6
Here:

15.0%
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 Ashkum township:

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