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Benton township, IL map Land area: 14.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 17,413 (99% urban, 1% rural)
Males: 8,644  (49.6%)
Females: 8,769  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 17,397 (15,018 owner occupied, 2,379 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 81.5%
  • Black: 5.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 1.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 36.2
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.79

Benton township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.20

Estimated median household income in 2009: $66,744 ($58,528 in 1999)
This township:

$66,744
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $806 (lower quartile is $679, upper quartile is $1,016)
Here:

$806
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $206,362 (it was $138,200 in 2000)
Benton township:

$206,362
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $161,163 - $256,725

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $236,489
Here:

$236,489
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $268,632
Here:

$268,632
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $276,202
Here:

$276,202
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $348,003
Here:

$348,003
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $69,067
Here:

$69,067
State:

$35,670
Population density: 1176 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

3.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

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

Lake: Sand Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Benton township include: North Dunes Nature Preserve (1), Illinois Beach State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 959 (44% naturalized citizens)

Benton township:  5.5%
State:  12.3%

60% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 11068
  • Northeast: 555
  • Midwest: 2670
  • South: 1405
  • West: 417

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $110,900

Benton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Benton township, Illinois:

  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,977
  • One, attached: 106
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 20
  • 5 to 9: 202
  • 10 to 19: 133
  • 20 to 49: 81
  • Mobile homes: 721

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,600


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 3,614 (356 second mortgage, 587 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 786

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 98
  • 1995 to 1998: 505
  • 1990 to 1994: 651
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,157
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,380
  • 1960 to 1969: 875
  • 1950 to 1959: 988
  • 1940 to 1949: 389
  • 1939 or earlier: 307

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 699
  • 5 rooms: 1,129
  • 6 rooms: 1,179
  • 7 rooms: 1,070
  • 8 rooms: 624
  • 9 or more rooms: 462

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

  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 160
  • 4 rooms: 335
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9 or more rooms: 33

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 64
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,111
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,815
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,076
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 151

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 226
  • 2 bedrooms: 381
  • 3 bedrooms: 236
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 166
  • 1 vehicle: 1,092
  • 2 vehicles: 2,672
  • 3 vehicles: 814
  • 4 vehicles: 373
  • 5 or more vehicles: 100

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

  • no vehicle: 93
  • 1 vehicle: 540
  • 2 vehicles: 239
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (12%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (19.7%)
  • Irish (9.8%)
  • Polish (7.0%)
  • English (6.3%)
  • United States or American (5.8%)
  • Italian (4.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.0%)

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

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Other Central America (3%)
  • Canada (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,509 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 971 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 28 (0%)
  • Railroad: 72 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (0%)
  • Walked: 36 (0%)
  • Other means: 31 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 212 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Benton township, Illinois:

  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

89.2% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,213
  • In family households: 15,367 (3,838 male householders, 955 female householders)
    3,916 spouses, 5,738 children (5,136 natural, 130 adopted, 472 stepchildren), 262 grandchildren, 96 brothers or sisters, 117 parents, 159 other relatives, 286 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,846 (699 male householders (565 living alone)), 763 female householders (652 living alone)), 384 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,795 2-persons, 1,115 3-persons, 1,127 4-persons, 466 5-persons, 216 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,217 1-person, 196 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

3,586 married couples with children.
847 single-parent households (178 men, 669 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 312
Here:

13.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

9.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 171
Here:

24.1%
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 Benton township:

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