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Bloom township, IL map Land area: 46.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 93,901 (100% urban, 0% rural)
Males: 45,194  (48.1%)
Females: 48,707  (51.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 92,942 (71,107 owner occupied, 21,835 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%


Races in Bloom township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 52.6%
  • Black: 32.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 34.1
Median age of females: 35.7

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Average household size: 2.86

Bloom township:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.35

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,005 ($46,330 in 1999)
This township:

$53,005
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $717 (lower quartile is $544, upper quartile is $867)
Here:

$717
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $173,100 (it was $102,100 in 2000)
Bloom township:

$173,100
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,683 - $239,722

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,068
Here:

$205,068
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $101,679
Here:

$101,679
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $149,215
Here:

$149,215
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,306
Here:

$120,306
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,565
Here:

$145,565
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $25,423
Here:

$25,423
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,782
Here:

$11,782
State:

$62,382
Population density: 2015 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

11.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Chicago Heights, Sauk Village, Steger, Glenwood, Lynwood, South Chicago Heights, Ford Heights.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lakewood Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Bloom township: Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Bloom township: Plum Creek Forest Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6,409 (42% naturalized citizens)

Bloom township:  6.8%
State:  12.3%

66% of Bloom township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 67203
  • Northeast: 1429
  • Midwest: 8383
  • South: 8804
  • West: 1258

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $83,100

Bloom township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Bloom township, Illinois:

  • 551 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 180 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,427
  • One, attached: 1,926
  • Two: 2,188
  • 3 or 4: 1,829
  • 5 to 9: 1,043
  • 10 to 19: 1,098
  • 20 to 49: 502
  • 50 or more: 535
  • Mobile homes: 1,490
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,000


Housing units in Bloom township with a mortgage: 14,666 (1,427 second mortgage, 1,679 home equity loan, 34 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,745

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 164
  • 1995 to 1998: 801
  • 1990 to 1994: 955
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,225
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,273
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,384
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,739
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,094
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,409

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

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 120
  • 3 rooms: 561
  • 4 rooms: 1,795
  • 5 rooms: 5,984
  • 6 rooms: 6,596
  • 7 rooms: 5,130
  • 8 rooms: 3,052
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,673

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

  • 1 room: 150
  • 2 rooms: 659
  • 3 rooms: 1,395
  • 4 rooms: 1,750
  • 5 rooms: 1,845
  • 6 rooms: 1,037
  • 7 rooms: 436
  • 8 rooms: 212
  • 9 or more rooms: 132

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

  • no bedroom: 71
  • 1 bedroom: 388
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,449
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,580
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,688
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 745

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bloom township:

  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 1,982
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,960
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,823
  • 4 bedrooms: 512
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 138

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

  • no vehicle: 1,025
  • 1 vehicle: 8,138
  • 2 vehicles: 11,259
  • 3 vehicles: 3,418
  • 4 vehicles: 803
  • 5 or more vehicles: 278

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

  • no vehicle: 1,645
  • 1 vehicle: 4,111
  • 2 vehicles: 1,609
  • 3 vehicles: 182
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 32

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bloom township:

  • German (10.7%)
  • Italian (9.3%)
  • Irish (7.6%)
  • Polish (7.2%)
  • United States or American (2.7%)
  • English (2.6%)
  • Dutch (2.4%)

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

  • Mexico (59%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 30,272 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 4,281 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 540 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 276 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2,005 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (0%)
  • Walked: 719 (2%)
  • Other means: 355 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 874 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Bloom township, Illinois:

  • 551 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 180 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other group homes

85.7% of residents of Bloom township speak English at home.
10.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,940
  • In family households: 83,309 (16,980 male householders, 7,303 female householders)
    17,165 spouses, 33,202 children (30,791 natural, 984 adopted, 1,427 stepchildren), 2,877 grandchildren, 1,041 brothers or sisters, 946 parents, 1,823 other relatives, 1,972 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,631 (3,730 male householders (3,067 living alone)), 4,505 female householders (4,144 living alone)), 1,396 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 961 (553 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,603 2-persons, 5,695 3-persons, 4,968 4-persons, 2,790 5-persons, 1,271 6-persons, 956 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 7,211 1-person, 793 2-persons, 136 3-persons, 57 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

15,937 married couples with children.
8,058 single-parent households (1,310 men, 6,748 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,857
Here:

14.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 715
Here:

12.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 594
Here:

15.3%
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 Bloom township:

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