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Blue Mound township, IL map Land area: 32.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 917 (all rural)
Males: 467  (50.9%)
Females: 450  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 917 (789 owner occupied, 128 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Blue Mound township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.3%
  • Black: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.5
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.58

Blue Mound township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,588 ($54,583 in 1999)
This township:

$63,588
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $545 (lower quartile is $137, upper quartile is $582)
Here:

$545
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $138,714 (it was $101,300 in 2000)
Blue Mound township:

$138,714
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,454 - $207,047

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $248,809
Here:

$248,809
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $29,098
Here:

$29,098
State:

$35,670
Population density: 28 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:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Blue Mound township: Zion Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Cemetery (1), Brown Cemetery (2), Hudelson Cemetery (3), Muirheid Cemetery (4), Pope Cemetery (5), Hall Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Smiths Branch (A), Spring Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (100% naturalized citizens)

Blue Mound township:  1.2%
State:  12.3%

68% of Blue Mound township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 89% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 809
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 48
  • South: 57
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,500

Blue Mound township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 342
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,800


Housing units in Blue Mound township with a mortgage: 121 (23 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 48

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1980 to 1989: 38
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 27
  • 1950 to 1959: 34
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 122

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 61
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9 or more rooms: 60

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 44
  • 3 bedrooms: 172
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue Mound township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 46
  • 2 vehicles: 164
  • 3 vehicles: 87
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blue Mound township:

  • German (32.4%)
  • English (22.8%)
  • United States or American (22.1%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.1%)
  • Scottish (2.0%)

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

  • Germany (55%)
  • United Kingdom (45%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 431 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 33 (6%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

99.1% of residents of Blue Mound township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 930
  • In family households: 848 (255 male householders, 31 female householders)
    264 spouses, 267 children (258 natural, 4 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 8 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 82 (20 male householders (15 living alone)), 42 female householders (34 living alone)), 20 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 138 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 49 1-person, 8 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

183 married couples with children.
28 single-parent households (12 men, 16 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

17.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

13.8%
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 Blue Mound township:

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