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Buffalo township, IL map Land area: 33.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,941 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 1,408  (47.9%)
Females: 1,533  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,879 (2,210 owner occupied, 669 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%


Races in Buffalo township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 41.2

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Average household size: 2.43

Buffalo township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,148 ($40,704 in 1999)
This township:

$47,148
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $412 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $569)
Here:

$412
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $114,946 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Buffalo township:

$114,946
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,217 - $137,963

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,438
Here:

$127,438
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $282,360
Here:

$282,360
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $31,813
Here:

$31,813
State:

$35,670
Population density: 87 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Polo.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Polo Waste Water Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Buffalo Grove Cemetery (1), Reed Cemetery (2), Saint Mary's Cemetery (3), Fairmount Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Olsens Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 21 (29% naturalized citizens)

Buffalo township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

62% of Buffalo township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2477
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 183
  • South: 102
  • West: 51

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $66,500

Buffalo township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

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

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

61 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,061
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 81
  • 3 or 4: 52
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 20 to 49: 37
  • Mobile homes: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Buffalo township with a mortgage: 454 (25 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 337

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 24
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 30
  • 1970 to 1979: 125
  • 1960 to 1969: 113
  • 1950 to 1959: 165
  • 1940 to 1949: 172
  • 1939 or earlier: 615

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 57
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 223
  • 7 rooms: 200
  • 8 rooms: 139
  • 9 or more rooms: 104

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 77
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 170
  • 3 bedrooms: 474
  • 4 bedrooms: 190
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 88
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 54
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 24
  • 1 vehicle: 244
  • 2 vehicles: 416
  • 3 vehicles: 133
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 170
  • 2 vehicles: 76
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (12%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Printing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Buffalo township:

  • German (44.5%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • United States or American (5.4%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.2%)
  • Polish (3.1%)

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

  • India (38%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (33%)
  • Philippines (29%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,160 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 121 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 80 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 53 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

61 people in nursing homes

97.8% of residents of Buffalo township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,792
  • In family households: 2,345 (627 male householders, 164 female householders)
    659 spouses, 791 children (733 natural, 2 adopted, 56 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 11 other relatives, 74 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 447 (174 male householders (152 living alone)), 237 female householders (227 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 345 2-persons, 193 3-persons, 181 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 24 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 379 1-person, 25 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

532 married couples with children.
151 single-parent households (35 men, 116 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

3.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

7.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

9.3%
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 Buffalo township:

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