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Blount township, IL map Land area: 51.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 3,325 (40% urban, 60% rural)
Males: 1,625  (48.9%)
Females: 1,700  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,325 (3,045 owner occupied, 280 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Blount township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.5%
  • Black: 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 42.4

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Average household size: 2.58

Blount township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,552 ($55,033 in 1999)
This township:

$56,552
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $234, upper quartile is $704)
Here:

$435
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $161,476 (it was $112,600 in 2000)
Blount township:

$161,476
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,253 - $218,144

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $244,653
Here:

$244,653
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $965,274
Here:

$965,274
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $482,871
Here:

$482,871
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $95,094
Here:

$95,094
State:

$35,670
Population density: 65 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Blount township include: Old Union Church of Christ (A), Cedar Grove Church (B), Vermilion Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), New Salem Cemetery (3), Higginsville Cemetery (4), Pentecost Cemetery (5), Porter Cemetery (6), Snider Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Emerald Pond (A), Lake Mingo (B), Windfall Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Collison Branch (A), Windfall Creek (B), Gimlet Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Blount township include: Fairchild Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve (1), Horseshoe Bottom Nature Preserve (2), Windfall Prairie Nature Preserve (3), Kennekuk Cove County Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 172 (71% naturalized citizens)

Blount township:  5.2%
State:  12.3%

70% of Blount township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2492
  • Northeast: 71
  • Midwest: 370
  • South: 166
  • West: 84

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $178,100

Blount township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,298
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 16
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • Mobile homes: 66

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,700


Housing units in Blount township with a mortgage: 646 (58 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 369

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 73
  • 1990 to 1994: 120
  • 1980 to 1989: 207
  • 1970 to 1979: 339
  • 1960 to 1969: 244
  • 1950 to 1959: 159
  • 1940 to 1949: 83
  • 1939 or earlier: 197

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 201
  • 6 rooms: 319
  • 7 rooms: 231
  • 8 rooms: 198
  • 9 or more rooms: 197

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 270
  • 3 bedrooms: 669
  • 4 bedrooms: 243
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 53

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blount township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 258
  • 2 vehicles: 655
  • 3 vehicles: 228
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 40
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blount township:

  • German (28.0%)
  • English (15.0%)
  • Irish (11.0%)
  • United States or American (10.7%)
  • Polish (4.8%)
  • Dutch (2.1%)
  • Norwegian (2.1%)

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

  • India (22%)
  • Other Western Europe (17%)
  • Haiti (12%)
  • Egypt (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,365 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 191 (12%)
  • Walked: 6 (0%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 66 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

92.4% of residents of Blount township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,368
  • In family households: 3,062 (913 male householders, 129 female householders)
    966 spouses, 953 children (880 natural, 36 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 56 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 25 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 306 (97 male householders (82 living alone)), 182 female householders (175 living alone)), 27 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 513 2-persons, 234 3-persons, 187 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 257 1-person, 20 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

657 married couples with children.
97 single-parent households (36 men, 61 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

12.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

14.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

5.7%
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 Blount township:

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