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Big Mound township, IL map Land area: 51.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,792 (58% urban, 42% rural)
Males: 827  (46.1%)
Females: 965  (53.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,671 (1,272 owner occupied, 399 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%


Races in Big Mound township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 44.0
Median age of females: 49.1

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Average household size: 2.22

Big Mound township:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,364 ($31,394 in 1999)
This township:

$36,364
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $296, upper quartile is $488)
Here:

$396
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $62,313 (it was $48,000 in 2000)
Big Mound township:

$62,313
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,343 - $94,940

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,588
Here:

$112,588
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $499,476
Here:

$499,476
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $49,919
Here:

$49,919
State:

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

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

9.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Big Mound township include: Bethel Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Richland Church (C), Full Gospel Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hall Cemetery (1), Clark Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Big Mound township: Wayne County Fairgrounds (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (100% naturalized citizens)

Big Mound township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

58% of Big Mound township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1518
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 200
  • South: 133
  • West: 32

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,800

Big Mound township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

106 people in nursing homes
15 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 571
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 57
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • 20 to 49: 24
  • Mobile homes: 128

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,500


Housing units in Big Mound township with a mortgage: 191 (6 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 210

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 36
  • 1995 to 1998: 21
  • 1990 to 1994: 62
  • 1980 to 1989: 58
  • 1970 to 1979: 90
  • 1960 to 1969: 73
  • 1950 to 1959: 149
  • 1940 to 1949: 238
  • 1939 or earlier: 115

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Mound township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 175
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 53
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Mound township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 31
  • 4 rooms: 74
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Mound township:

  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 144
  • 3 bedrooms: 302
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Mound township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 115
  • 3 bedrooms: 35
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 159
  • 2 vehicles: 280
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Mound township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 93
  • 2 vehicles: 58
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (%):



  • Transportation equipment (31%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Big Mound township:

  • United States or American (27.3%)
  • English (19.9%)
  • German (15.7%)
  • Irish (9.8%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.2%)
  • Italian (2.0%)

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

  • United Kingdom (50%)
  • Other Southern Europe (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 602 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 129 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (1%)
  • Walked: 6 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

106 people in nursing homes
15 people in other nonhousehold living situations

97.8% of residents of Big Mound township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,779
  • In family households: 1,486 (443 male householders, 54 female householders)
    427 spouses, 500 children (420 natural, 0 adopted, 80 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 293 (126 male householders (110 living alone)), 146 female householders (136 living alone)), 21 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 123 (113 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 238 2-persons, 88 3-persons, 90 4-persons, 68 5-persons, 13 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 246 1-person, 26 2-persons,

288 married couples with children.
53 single-parent households (16 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

2.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

3.9%
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 Big Mound township:

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