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Cotton Hill township, IL map Land area: 29.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 1,065 (7% urban, 93% rural)
Males: 521  (48.9%)
Females: 544  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,065 (855 owner occupied, 210 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Cotton Hill township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.3%
  • Black: 1.4%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 38.1
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.81

Cotton Hill township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $67,685 ($55,117 in 1999)
This township:

$67,685
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $251, upper quartile is $522)
Here:

$397
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $189,019 (it was $134,400 in 2000)
Cotton Hill township:

$189,019
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,424 - $231,574

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $255,329
Here:

$255,329
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $169,330
Here:

$169,330
State:

$35,670
Population density: 36 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Cotton Hill township: South Fork Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Vigal Cemetery (1), Brunk Cemetery (2), Zion Cemetery (3), Taylor Cemetery (4), Breckenridge Cemetery (5), Horse Creek Cemetery (6), South Fork Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

75% of Cotton Hill township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 926
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 0
  • South: 59
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Cotton Hill township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 381
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Cotton Hill township with a mortgage: 184 (44 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 37
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 76
  • 1970 to 1979: 134
  • 1960 to 1969: 32
  • 1950 to 1959: 24
  • 1940 to 1949: 35
  • 1939 or earlier: 33

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cotton Hill township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 89
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9 or more rooms: 85

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cotton Hill township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 39
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cotton Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 184
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cotton Hill township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 124
  • 3 vehicles: 126
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Cotton Hill township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 46
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (22%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cotton Hill township:

  • German (34.2%)
  • English (11.2%)
  • Irish (10.6%)
  • Italian (8.5%)
  • Polish (6.4%)
  • United States or American (6.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 479 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 27 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 24 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Utility gas (20%)

99.6% of residents of Cotton Hill township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,005
  • In family households: 945 (287 male householders, 12 female householders)
    287 spouses, 314 children (283 natural, 5 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 25 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 14 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 60 (30 male householders (30 living alone)), 30 female householders (30 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 111 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 60 1-person,

236 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (5 men, 29 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

11.9%
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 Cotton Hill township:

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