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Cooper township, IL map Land area: 28.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 820 (all rural)
Males: 410  (50.0%)
Females: 410  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 820 (755 owner occupied, 65 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Cooper township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.1%
  • Black: 1.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 39.6
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.70

Cooper township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $86,685 ($70,588 in 1999)
This township:

$86,685
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $602 (lower quartile is $429, upper quartile is $696)
Here:

$602
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $185,363 (it was $131,800 in 2000)
Cooper township:

$185,363
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,901 - $214,607

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $228,802
Here:

$228,802
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $141,892
Here:

$141,892
State:

$35,670
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Nazarene Acres Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Oak Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Buckhart Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

72% of Cooper township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 718
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 68
  • West: 13
Cooper township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 295
  • Mobile homes: 17

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,700


Housing units in Cooper township with a mortgage: 164 (20 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 53

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 39
  • 1990 to 1994: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 59
  • 1970 to 1979: 88
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 8
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 31

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 40
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9 or more rooms: 58

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 152
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cooper township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 177
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (9%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (27%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cooper township:

  • German (47.0%)
  • English (13.3%)
  • United States or American (9.5%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • Slovak (5.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.6%)
  • Dutch (2.1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 436 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

97.9% of residents of Cooper township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 896
  • In family households: 828 (236 male householders, 12 female householders)
    213 spouses, 333 children (317 natural, 7 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 68 (25 male householders (9 living alone)), 13 female householders (5 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 83 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 58 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 14 1-person, 15 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

167 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (10 men, 15 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Cooper township:

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