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Bluff Springs township, IL map Land area: 57.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population: 856 (all rural)
Males: 446  (52.1%)
Females: 410  (47.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 856 (755 owner occupied, 101 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

33%


Races in Bluff Springs township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.71

Bluff Springs township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,051 ($50,117 in 1999)
This township:

$58,051
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $505 (lower quartile is $492, upper quartile is $517)
Here:

$505
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,781 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Bluff Springs township:

$106,781
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,484 - $152,844

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $171,402
Here:

$171,402
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $72,295
Here:

$72,295
State:

$35,670
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemeteries: Beard Cemetery (1), Carr Cemetery (2), Dupes Cemetery (3), Hager Cemetery (4), Lee Cemetery (5), McLane Cemetery (6), Wells Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Hog Slough (A), Eagle Lake (B), Toppers Hole (C), Sangamon Bay (D), Crow Hole (E), Clear Lake (F), Treadway Lake (G), Lower Crow Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Slough (A), Lost Creek (B), Little Sangamon River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bluff Springs township include: Toppers Hole State Conservation Area (1), Sanganois State Conservation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (100% naturalized citizens)

Bluff Springs township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

67% of Bluff Springs township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% 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: 826
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 42
  • South: 7
  • West: 3

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 285
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • Mobile homes: 67

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,300


Housing units in Bluff Springs township with a mortgage: 119 (6 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 21
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 55
  • 1970 to 1979: 92
  • 1960 to 1969: 9
  • 1950 to 1959: 37
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 95

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bluff Springs township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 53
  • 6 rooms: 50
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9 or more rooms: 55

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bluff Springs township, Illinois:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bluff Springs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 70
  • 3 bedrooms: 136
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bluff Springs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 9
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 138
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Bluff Springs township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Rail transportation (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bluff Springs township:

  • German (48.7%)
  • Irish (16.0%)
  • English (15.2%)
  • United States or American (9.4%)
  • European (2.5%)
  • Dutch (2.0%)
  • Welsh (2.0%)

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

  • United Kingdom (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 376 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 73 (15%)
  • Railroad: 9 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 44 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (4%)

99.4% of residents of Bluff Springs township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 891
  • In family households: 795 (256 male householders, 18 female householders)
    246 spouses, 256 children (224 natural, 0 adopted, 32 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 13 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 96 (46 male householders (32 living alone)), 19 female householders (19 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 145 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 25 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 51 1-person, 10 2-persons, 4 5-persons,

165 married couples with children.
29 single-parent households (8 men, 21 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9
Here:

8.8%
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 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 Bluff Springs township:

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