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Custer township, IL map Land area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 1,463 (22% urban, 78% rural)
Males: 743  (50.8%)
Females: 720  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,463 (1,342 owner occupied, 121 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Custer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.82

Custer township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.20

Estimated median household income in 2009: $68,295 ($58,884 in 1999)
This township:

$68,295
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $445, upper quartile is $1,020)
Here:

$508
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $233,915 (it was $150,600 in 2000)
Custer township:

$233,915
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,042 - $302,122

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $235,581
Here:

$235,581
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $91,416
Here:

$91,416
State:

$35,670
Population density: 57 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Custer township: Tammen Treeberry Farm (A), Custer Township Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Custer township: Custer Park Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Custer Park Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Custer township include: Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve (1), Wilmington Shrub Prairie Nature Preserve (2), Kankakee River State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 14 (100% naturalized citizens)

Custer township:  1.0%
State:  12.3%

67% of Custer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1262
  • Northeast: 25
  • Midwest: 34
  • South: 54
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Custer township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 476
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Custer township with a mortgage: 200 (7 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 96

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 86
  • 1980 to 1989: 53
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 73
  • 1950 to 1959: 79
  • 1940 to 1949: 28
  • 1939 or earlier: 99

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 83
  • 6 rooms: 127
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9 or more rooms: 34

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 266
  • 4 bedrooms: 103
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Custer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 83
  • 2 vehicles: 189
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 58
  • 5 or more vehicles: 21

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Chemicals (10%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • 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%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Custer township:

  • German (29.1%)
  • United States or American (12.9%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • Polish (6.5%)
  • Italian (5.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)

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

  • Germany (50%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 561 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 132 (18%)
  • Walked: 6 (1%)
  • Other means: 26 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (2%)

95.9% of residents of Custer township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,402
  • In family households: 1,213 (348 male householders, 41 female householders)
    315 spouses, 450 children (409 natural, 0 adopted, 41 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 0 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 189 (56 male householders (34 living alone)), 68 female householders (51 living alone)), 65 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 142 2-persons, 96 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 69 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 85 1-person, 19 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 12 5-persons,

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


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

7.0%
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: 19
Here:

47.5%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-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 Custer township:

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