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Blue Mound township, IL map Land area: 37.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 473 (all rural)
Males: 238  (50.3%)
Females: 235  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 473 (372 owner occupied, 101 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Blue Mound township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.5
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.44

Blue Mound township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,172 ($50,500 in 1999)
This township:

$60,172
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $689 (lower quartile is $600, upper quartile is $861)
Here:

$689
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $133,580 (it was $94,500 in 2000)
Blue Mound township:

$133,580
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,739 - $169,904

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $157,198
Here:

$157,198
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $33,200
Here:

$33,200
State:

$35,670
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Cooksville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Blue Mound Township Cemetery (1), Merna Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

58% of Blue Mound township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 9% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 395
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 33
  • South: 38
  • West: 12

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000

Blue Mound township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 198
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,000


Housing units in Blue Mound township with a mortgage: 81 (3 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 2
  • 1939 or earlier: 136

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 47
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue Mound township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 102
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (29%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blue Mound township:

  • German (42.6%)
  • United States or American (14.8%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • Italian (5.8%)
  • Scottish (4.7%)
  • English (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 220 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 31 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

97.4% of residents of Blue Mound township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 491
  • In family households: 436 (122 male householders, 23 female householders)
    138 spouses, 143 children (116 natural, 0 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 55 (26 male householders (24 living alone)), 25 female householders (25 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 82 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

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

84 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (2 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 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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