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Barren township, IL map Land area: 21.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.8 sq. mi.
Population: 456 (all rural)
Males: 234  (51.3%)
Females: 222  (48.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 456 (412 owner occupied, 44 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

33%


Races in Barren township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%

Median age of males: 45.4
Median age of females: 46.2

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Average household size: 2.48

Barren township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,783 ($30,893 in 1999)
This township:

$35,783
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $610 (lower quartile is $308, upper quartile is $634)
Here:

$610
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,457 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Barren township:

$81,457
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,178 - $97,914

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,303
Here:

$116,303
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $20,036
Here:

$20,036
State:

$35,670
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

11.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Barren township: Whispering Pines Group Camp (A), Rend Lake Marina (B), Barren Townhall (C), Sesser Fire Protection District Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barren township include: Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church (A), Horse Prairie Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Rend Lake (A), Sesser Lake (B), Mine Number 21 Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sandusky Creek (A), Casey Fork (B), Jackie Branch (C), Gun Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Barren township include: Rend Lake Dam West Public Use Area (1), Sandusky Creek North Public Use Area (2), Sandusky Creek South Public Use Area (3), Sandusky Creek West Public Use Area (4), Sesser Public Use Area (5), Gun Creek Public Use Area (6), Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park (7), Marcum Branch North Public Use Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

74% of Barren 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, 48% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 422
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 36
  • South: 19
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Barren township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 179
  • Mobile homes: 19
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,100


Housing units in Barren township with a mortgage: 40 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 43

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 57
  • 1960 to 1969: 27
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 20
  • 1939 or earlier: 35

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 63
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 55
  • 3 bedrooms: 99
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barren township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 87
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Barren township:

  • German (25.2%)
  • Irish (19.7%)
  • English (16.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (11.7%)
  • Polish (9.5%)
  • Italian (8.3%)
  • United States or American (6.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 143 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (10%)
  • Walked: 13 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

98.3% of residents of Barren township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 500
  • In family households: 488 (156 male householders, 11 female householders)
    152 spouses, 155 children (143 natural, 0 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12 (10 male householders (10 living alone)), 2 female householders (2 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 96 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 8 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 12 1-person,

74 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (1 men, 5 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: 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 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 Barren township:

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