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Calumet township, IL map Land area: 4.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 22,374 (all urban)
Males: 10,663  (47.7%)
Females: 11,711  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 22,363 (12,693 owner occupied, 9,670 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

33%


Races in Calumet township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 17.9%
  • Black: 57.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 23.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 29.5
Median age of females: 30.6

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Average household size: 2.90

Calumet township:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.51

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,940 ($37,532 in 1999)
This township:

$42,940
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $746 (lower quartile is $642, upper quartile is $867)
Here:

$746
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $155,638 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Calumet township:

$155,638
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $120,725 - $177,896

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,705
Here:

$152,705
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,352
Here:

$157,352
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $215,704
Here:

$215,704
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $295,114
Here:

$295,114
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,072
Here:

$161,072
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $40,791
Here:

$40,791
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $75,744
Here:

$75,744
State:

$62,382
Population density: 4989 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

15.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

8.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Blue Island, Calumet Park.


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Number of foreign born residents: 3,001 (33% naturalized citizens)

Calumet township:  13.4%
State:  12.3%

61% of Calumet 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, 36% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 15759
  • Northeast: 150
  • Midwest: 626
  • South: 2541
  • West: 185

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,300

Calumet township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.2%

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

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

11 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,809
  • One, attached: 476
  • Two: 762
  • 3 or 4: 535
  • 5 to 9: 1,083
  • 10 to 19: 1,026
  • 20 to 49: 332
  • 50 or more: 61
  • Mobile homes: 163
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units in Calumet township with a mortgage: 2,530 (323 second mortgage, 235 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 849

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 117
  • 1990 to 1994: 110
  • 1980 to 1989: 453
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,076
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,315
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,932
  • 1940 to 1949: 794
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,443

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

  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 74
  • 3 rooms: 171
  • 4 rooms: 400
  • 5 rooms: 1,401
  • 6 rooms: 1,049
  • 7 rooms: 485
  • 8 rooms: 229
  • 9 or more rooms: 259

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

  • 1 room: 125
  • 2 rooms: 318
  • 3 rooms: 830
  • 4 rooms: 1,237
  • 5 rooms: 621
  • 6 rooms: 331
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9 or more rooms: 23

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

  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 221
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,126
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,988
  • 4 bedrooms: 489
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 213

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Calumet township:

  • no bedroom: 254
  • 1 bedroom: 1,186
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,512
  • 3 bedrooms: 552
  • 4 bedrooms: 118
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 344
  • 1 vehicle: 1,569
  • 2 vehicles: 1,380
  • 3 vehicles: 631
  • 4 vehicles: 102
  • 5 or more vehicles: 58

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

  • no vehicle: 1,022
  • 1 vehicle: 1,944
  • 2 vehicles: 535
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 44

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Calumet township:

  • German (4.2%)
  • Italian (3.0%)
  • Irish (2.8%)
  • Polish (2.7%)
  • African (1.5%)
  • United States or American (1.2%)
  • English (0.7%)

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

  • Mexico (83%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Other Central America (1%)
  • Ecuador (1%)
  • Nigeria (1%)
  • Jamaica (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,475 (61%)
  • Carpooled: 1,671 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 449 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 205 (2%)
  • Railroad: 768 (9%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 287 (3%)
  • Other means: 49 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 72 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

11 people in other group homes

74.9% of residents of Calumet township speak English at home.
22.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,363
  • In family households: 19,635 (3,218 male householders, 2,186 female householders)
    3,028 spouses, 8,046 children (7,652 natural, 74 adopted, 320 stepchildren), 933 grandchildren, 535 brothers or sisters, 230 parents, 687 other relatives, 772 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,728 (1,158 male householders (965 living alone)), 1,149 female householders (1,036 living alone)), 421 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,633 2-persons, 1,395 3-persons, 1,025 4-persons, 702 5-persons, 356 6-persons, 293 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,001 1-person, 218 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 5 6-persons,

3,098 married couples with children.
2,696 single-parent households (385 men, 2,311 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 66
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 250
Here:

21.2%
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 Calumet township:

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