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Bear Grove township, IL map Land area: 37.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 598 (all rural)
Males: 306  (51.2%)
Females: 292  (48.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 598 (495 owner occupied, 103 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Bear Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 38.6

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Average household size: 2.56

Bear Grove township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,198 ($41,611 in 1999)
This township:

$48,198
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,521 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Bear Grove township:

$74,521
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,280 - $130,524

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,618
Here:

$155,618
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $52,970
Here:

$52,970
State:

$35,670
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

2.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lutz Spur (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Bear Grove township include: Bethlehem Church (A), Hurricane Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wright and Neathery Cemetery (1), Bethlehem Cemetery (2), McInturff Cemetery (3), Evans Cemetery (4), Eakle Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Lick Creek (A), Raccoon Creek (B), Gilham Creek (C), Owl Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

68% of Bear Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 484
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 67
  • South: 26
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,800

Bear Grove township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 174
  • Mobile homes: 66

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Bear Grove township with a mortgage: 43 (5 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 20
  • 1970 to 1979: 29
  • 1960 to 1969: 13
  • 1950 to 1959: 27
  • 1940 to 1949: 33
  • 1939 or earlier: 77

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 26

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 93
  • 3 bedrooms: 64
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bear Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 0
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 63
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Printing and related support activities (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (15%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Legal support workers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bear Grove township:

  • German (34.3%)
  • Irish (30.3%)
  • United States or American (16.9%)
  • English (11.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian (1.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.2%)
  • Dutch (1.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 201 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 45 (17%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

97.2% of residents of Bear Grove township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 591
  • In family households: 553 (143 male householders, 27 female householders)
    146 spouses, 212 children (178 natural, 0 adopted, 34 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (28 male householders (28 living alone)), 10 female householders (10 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 79 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 20 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 38 1-person,

113 married couples with children.
21 single-parent households (5 men, 16 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 Grove township:

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