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Decker township, IL map Land area: 35.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 395 (all rural)
Males: 209  (52.9%)
Females: 186  (47.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 395 (359 owner occupied, 36 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

33%


Races in Decker township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 40.5
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.76

Decker township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,938 ($42,250 in 1999)
This township:

$48,938
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $404 (lower quartile is $373, upper quartile is $433)
Here:

$404
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,741 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Decker township:

$99,741
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,700 - $155,184

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $151,035
Here:

$151,035
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $33,411
Here:

$33,411
State:

$35,670
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Decker Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Decker township include: Adventist Church (A), Antioch Church (B), South Freedom Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Olive Branch Cemetery (1), Green Hill Cemetery (2), Gallagher Cemetery (3), Decker Cemetery (4), Carson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brown Creek (A), Turkey Creek (B), Hog Run Creek (C), Susan Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

81% of Decker township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 87% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 357
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 26
  • South: 4
  • West: 12
Decker township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 145
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,600


Housing units in Decker township with a mortgage: 30 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 36
  • 1970 to 1979: 43
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 50

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 92
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decker township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 54
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Fuel dealers (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Transportation equipment (28%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (19%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Decker township:

  • German (41.9%)
  • English (12.4%)
  • Dutch (10.8%)
  • United States or American (10.8%)
  • Irish (9.1%)
  • Welsh (5.4%)
  • Russian (2.2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 168 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (8%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

97.9% of residents of Decker township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 399
  • In family households: 379 (114 male householders, 3 female householders)
    105 spouses, 128 children (122 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 21 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20 (7 male householders (3 living alone)), 9 female householders (9 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 51 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 12 1-person, 4 2-persons,

77 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (13 men, 6 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 Decker township:

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