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Carthage township, IL map Land area: 40.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,175 (86% urban, 14% rural)
Males: 1,478  (46.6%)
Females: 1,697  (53.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,083 (2,321 owner occupied, 762 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%


Races in Carthage township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 41.1
Median age of females: 42.8

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Average household size: 2.27

Carthage township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,800 ($36,087 in 1999)
This township:

$41,800
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $372 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $441)
Here:

$372
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,980 (it was $67,400 in 2000)
Carthage township:

$87,980
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,863 - $133,866

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $125,787
Here:

$125,787
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $95,881
Here:

$95,881
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $39,195
Here:

$39,195
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,787
Here:

$99,787
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,413
Here:

$99,413
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $25,379
Here:

$25,379
State:

$35,670
Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Carthage.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Woodring Cemetery (1), Moss Ridge Cemetery (2), Old Brick Cemetery (3), Franklin Cemetery (4), County Farm Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Long Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Carthage township: Jaycee Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 25 (72% naturalized citizens)

Carthage township:  0.8%
State:  12.3%

60% of Carthage township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2285
  • Northeast: 21
  • Midwest: 661
  • South: 127
  • West: 67

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Carthage township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Carthage township, Illinois:

  • 61 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,151
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 83
  • 3 or 4: 95
  • 5 to 9: 68
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • Mobile homes: 87

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Carthage township with a mortgage: 414 (55 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 424

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 45
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 127
  • 1970 to 1979: 237
  • 1960 to 1969: 220
  • 1950 to 1959: 178
  • 1940 to 1949: 142
  • 1939 or earlier: 530

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 63
  • 5 rooms: 181
  • 6 rooms: 308
  • 7 rooms: 204
  • 8 rooms: 161
  • 9 or more rooms: 82

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 103
  • 4 rooms: 108
  • 5 rooms: 49
  • 6 rooms: 56
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 174
  • 3 bedrooms: 639
  • 4 bedrooms: 128
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carthage township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 122
  • 2 bedrooms: 162
  • 3 bedrooms: 71
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 260
  • 2 vehicles: 488
  • 3 vehicles: 199
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 236
  • 2 vehicles: 102
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Carthage township:

  • German (35.8%)
  • United States or American (18.8%)
  • English (11.4%)
  • Irish (9.5%)
  • Italian (2.6%)
  • Scottish (2.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.3%)

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

  • Italy (32%)
  • Poland (28%)
  • Canada (24%)
  • Other Western Europe (16%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,369 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 106 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (1%)
  • Walked: 29 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Carthage township, Illinois:

  • 61 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

96.6% of residents of Carthage township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,094
  • In family households: 2,461 (735 male householders, 111 female householders)
    724 spouses, 843 children (713 natural, 22 adopted, 108 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 19 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 11 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 633 (196 male householders (142 living alone)), 328 female householders (312 living alone)), 109 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 92 (85 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 434 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 166 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 454 1-person, 48 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 4 4-persons,

514 married couples with children.
175 single-parent households (31 men, 144 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

3.1%
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 Carthage township:

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