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Decatur township, IL map Land area: 29.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population: 58,355 (99% urban, 1% rural)
Males: 27,335  (46.8%)
Females: 31,020  (53.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 55,482 (35,398 owner occupied, 20,084 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%


Races in Decatur township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 72.7%
  • Black: 23.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.32

Decatur township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,441 ($30,422 in 1999)
This township:

$35,441
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $444 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $550)
Here:

$444
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,550 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Decatur township:

$66,550
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,159 - $114,688

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,737
Here:

$100,737
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $68,185
Here:

$68,185
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $50,385
Here:

$50,385
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $126,295
Here:

$126,295
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $389,281
Here:

$389,281
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $57,109
Here:

$57,109
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $335,318
Here:

$335,318
State:

$62,382
Population density: 2003 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

20.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

10.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Decatur.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Decatur township include: New Life Church (A), Sunnyside Road Church (B), Sharon Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ward Branch (A), Spring Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Decatur township include: Rock Springs Center (1), Sunnyside Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 761 (43% naturalized citizens)

Decatur township:  1.3%
State:  12.3%

52% of Decatur township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 44722
  • Northeast: 708
  • Midwest: 5064
  • South: 5864
  • West: 1065

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,600

Decatur township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

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

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

People in group quarters in Decatur township, Illinois:

  • 1,570 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 790 people in nursing homes
  • 235 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,138
  • One, attached: 260
  • Two: 684
  • 3 or 4: 899
  • 5 to 9: 1,255
  • 10 to 19: 1,167
  • 20 to 49: 364
  • 50 or more: 866
  • Mobile homes: 806
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Decatur township with a mortgage: 8,351 (614 second mortgage, 444 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,695

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 401
  • 1990 to 1994: 411
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,400
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,003
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,343
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,597
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,444
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,831

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

  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 340
  • 4 rooms: 2,127
  • 5 rooms: 4,489
  • 6 rooms: 3,353
  • 7 rooms: 2,156
  • 8 rooms: 1,486
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,148

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

  • 1 room: 180
  • 2 rooms: 604
  • 3 rooms: 1,803
  • 4 rooms: 2,319
  • 5 rooms: 1,812
  • 6 rooms: 1,071
  • 7 rooms: 519
  • 8 rooms: 232
  • 9 or more rooms: 185

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

  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 640
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,237
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,796
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,113
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 400

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur township:

  • no bedroom: 356
  • 1 bedroom: 2,592
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,569
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,488
  • 4 bedrooms: 569
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 151

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

  • no vehicle: 880
  • 1 vehicle: 5,578
  • 2 vehicles: 6,387
  • 3 vehicles: 1,808
  • 4 vehicles: 428
  • 5 or more vehicles: 122

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

  • no vehicle: 2,137
  • 1 vehicle: 4,350
  • 2 vehicles: 1,781
  • 3 vehicles: 327
  • 4 vehicles: 104
  • 5 or more vehicles: 26

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur township:

  • German (18.2%)
  • United States or American (15.0%)
  • Irish (8.9%)
  • English (8.6%)
  • Italian (1.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (16%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,944 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 2,802 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 331 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 65 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0%)
  • Walked: 879 (4%)
  • Other means: 132 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 505 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Decatur township, Illinois:

  • 1,570 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 790 people in nursing homes
  • 235 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

96.4% of residents of Decatur township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,513
  • In family households: 44,059 (9,727 male householders, 4,688 female householders)
    9,795 spouses, 15,955 children (14,427 natural, 483 adopted, 1,045 stepchildren), 1,262 grandchildren, 351 brothers or sisters, 298 parents, 632 other relatives, 1,351 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,454 (4,226 male householders (3,401 living alone)), 5,263 female householders (4,703 living alone)), 1,965 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,869 (1,126 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,518 2-persons, 3,491 3-persons, 2,475 4-persons, 1,152 5-persons, 476 6-persons, 303 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 8,104 1-person, 1,087 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 154 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

6,901 married couples with children.
5,731 single-parent households (799 men, 4,932 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 813
Here:

12.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 242
Here:

9.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,355
Here:

61.0%
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 Decatur township:

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