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Bear Creek township, IL map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 379 (all rural)
Males: 193  (50.9%)
Females: 186  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 379 (330 owner occupied, 49 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%


Races in Bear Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.1
Median age of females: 43.0

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Average household size: 2.46

Bear Creek township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,066 ($32,000 in 1999)
This township:

$37,066
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $280 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $305)
Here:

$280
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,411 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Bear Creek township:

$83,411
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,895 - $101,642

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $116,353
Here:

$116,353
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $173,071
Here:

$173,071
State:

$35,670
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.5%
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: Basco.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: West Basco Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Graham Cemetery (3), South Basco Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Slater Creek (A), West Fork Bear Creek (B), Little Bear Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

75% of Bear Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% 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: 267
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 146
  • South: 10
  • West: 0

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

Bear Creek township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 169
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $78,000


Housing units in Bear Creek township with a mortgage: 42 (3 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 15
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 107

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bear Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 37
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township, Illinois:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 35
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 81
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Bear Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bear Creek township:

  • German (52.5%)
  • United States or American (22.1%)
  • Irish (12.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.3%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)
  • English (2.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 188 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (5%)
  • Walked: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 423
  • In family households: 375 (111 male householders, 15 female householders)
    116 spouses, 128 children (114 natural, 9 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48 (21 male householders (14 living alone)), 17 female householders (17 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 61 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 31 1-person, 5 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

71 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (2 men, 3 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 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 Bear Creek township:

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