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Dawson township, IL map Land area: 37.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 668 (all rural)
Males: 338  (50.6%)
Females: 330  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 668 (525 owner occupied, 143 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Dawson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.1%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.78

Dawson township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,920 ($53,646 in 1999)
This township:

$63,920
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $581 (lower quartile is $390, upper quartile is $640)
Here:

$581
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,396 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Dawson township:

$137,396
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,367 - $293,067

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $267,264
Here:

$267,264
State:

$252,233
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Ellsworth.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Dawson township: Benjaminville Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Barnes Cemetery (1), Benjaminville Cemetery (2), Frankeberger Cemetery (3), Dawson Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Dawson township: Moraine View State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (100% naturalized citizens)

Dawson township:  0.4%
State:  12.3%

66% of Dawson 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, 69% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 534
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 45
  • South: 20
  • West: 25

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,900

Dawson township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 255
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 3

Housing units in Dawson township with a mortgage: 89 (8 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 11
  • 1960 to 1969: 39
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 20
  • 1939 or earlier: 137

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 32
  • 3 bedrooms: 93
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (24%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dawson township:

  • German (33.8%)
  • Irish (14.0%)
  • United States or American (13.4%)
  • English (11.3%)
  • Italian (3.4%)
  • European (2.8%)
  • Scottish (2.8%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 251 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 46 (14%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (2%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (4%)

97.5% of residents of Dawson township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 627
  • In family households: 571 (165 male householders, 29 female householders)
    161 spouses, 189 children (174 natural, 3 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 3 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 56 (36 male householders (32 living alone)), 12 female householders (12 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 85 2-persons, 39 3-persons, 51 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 44 1-person, 4 3-persons,

164 married couples with children.
23 single-parent households (7 men, 16 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 Dawson township:

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