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Burgess township, IL map Land area: 37.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,391 (all rural)
Males: 1,224  (51.2%)
Females: 1,167  (48.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,391 (2,114 owner occupied, 277 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

33%


Races in Burgess township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.0%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 34.6
Median age of females: 36.2

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Average household size: 2.61

Burgess township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,951 ($36,218 in 1999)
This township:

$41,951
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $399 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $464)
Here:

$399
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,935 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Burgess township:

$94,935
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,807 - $148,093

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,888
Here:

$143,888
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $66,886
Here:

$66,886
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $96,644
Here:

$96,644
State:

$35,670
Population density: 64 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Pocahontas, Pierron.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Burgess township: Stubblefield Gas Storage Field (A), Doll's Orchard (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hug Cemetery (1), Burgess Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Potthast Lake (A), Tomahawk Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Locust Fork (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (0% naturalized citizens)

Burgess township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

63% of Burgess township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1972
  • Northeast: 26
  • Midwest: 223
  • South: 81
  • West: 58

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,500

Burgess township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.3%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 618
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 344

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,300


Housing units in Burgess township with a mortgage: 263 (19 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 151

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 64
  • 1995 to 1998: 77
  • 1990 to 1994: 101
  • 1980 to 1989: 180
  • 1970 to 1979: 181
  • 1960 to 1969: 54
  • 1950 to 1959: 63
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 233

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

  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 270
  • 6 rooms: 189
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 58

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 185
  • 3 bedrooms: 455
  • 4 bedrooms: 96
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Burgess township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 42
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 218
  • 2 vehicles: 344
  • 3 vehicles: 157
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5 or more vehicles: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Burgess township:

  • German (50.2%)
  • United States or American (11.5%)
  • English (8.0%)
  • Irish (7.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.5%)
  • Italian (2.4%)
  • Dutch (1.9%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 993 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 163 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (1%)
  • Railroad: 7 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 23 (2%)
  • Other means: 1 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

97.6% of residents of Burgess township speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 43% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,386
  • In family households: 2,067 (529 male householders, 122 female householders)
    534 spouses, 792 children (730 natural, 10 adopted, 52 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 9 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 319 (144 male householders (115 living alone)), 115 female householders (92 living alone)), 60 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 258 2-persons, 162 3-persons, 147 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 207 1-person, 45 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

478 married couples with children.
124 single-parent households (38 men, 86 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

4.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

5.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

11.4%
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 Burgess township:

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