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Bement township, IL map Land area: 48.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,979 (all rural)
Males: 967  (48.9%)
Females: 1,012  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,900 (1,559 owner occupied, 341 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Bement township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.3
Median age of females: 40.1

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Average household size: 2.49

Bement township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,654 ($41,141 in 1999)
This township:

$47,654
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $327, upper quartile is $512)
Here:

$431
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,302 (it was $65,300 in 2000)
Bement township:

$96,302
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,289 - $114,081

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,060
Here:

$128,060
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $91,646
Here:

$91,646
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $47,538
Here:

$47,538
State:

$35,670
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Bement.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Bement township: Bement Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Lake Fork (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bement township: Bement County Forest Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 13 (15% naturalized citizens)

Bement township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

58% of Bement township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1651
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 145
  • South: 104
  • West: 29

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Bement township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

59 people in nursing homes
19 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 694
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • Mobile homes: 47

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,800


Housing units in Bement township with a mortgage: 302 (37 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 216

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 25
  • 1980 to 1989: 46
  • 1970 to 1979: 132
  • 1960 to 1969: 97
  • 1950 to 1959: 99
  • 1940 to 1949: 54
  • 1939 or earlier: 303

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 146
  • 6 rooms: 164
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 65
  • 9 or more rooms: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 148
  • 3 bedrooms: 344
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bement township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 49
  • 3 bedrooms: 61
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 162
  • 2 vehicles: 281
  • 3 vehicles: 109
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 56
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 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 (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bement township:

  • German (28.9%)
  • United States or American (26.0%)
  • English (11.6%)
  • Irish (9.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.1%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.6%)

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

  • Philippines (54%)
  • Korea (31%)
  • Other Northern America (15%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 749 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 128 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 56 (6%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

59 people in nursing homes
19 people in homes for the mentally ill

98.8% of residents of Bement township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,877
  • In family households: 1,613 (439 male householders, 96 female householders)
    437 spouses, 526 children (468 natural, 19 adopted, 39 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 26 other relatives, 31 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 264 (99 male householders (72 living alone)), 119 female householders (113 living alone)), 46 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 80 (54 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 261 2-persons, 128 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 185 1-person, 25 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 3 5-persons,

375 married couples with children.
64 single-parent households (15 men, 49 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): 8
Here:

8.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

3.0%
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 Bement township:

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