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Denison township, IL map Land area: 57.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 1,714 (all rural)
Males: 852  (49.7%)
Females: 862  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,714 (1,421 owner occupied, 293 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Denison township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 39.1

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Average household size: 2.51

Denison township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,809 ($30,915 in 1999)
This township:

$35,809
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $323 (lower quartile is $285, upper quartile is $392)
Here:

$323
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $60,560 (it was $40,800 in 2000)
Denison township:

$60,560
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,757 - $90,987

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $101,032
Here:

$101,032
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $39,199
Here:

$39,199
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $438,492
Here:

$438,492
State:

$62,382
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: St. Francisville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Denison Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Denison township include: Billett United Methodist Church (A), Pisgah Church (B), Buchanan Church (C), Zion United Methodist Church (D), Liberty Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Buchanan Cemetery (1), Bunker Hill Cemetery (2), Hollister Cemetery (3), Oak Lawn Cemetery (4), Denison Cemetery (5), Collins Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Rapid Pond (A), Garvey Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Embarras River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1 (0% naturalized citizens)

Denison township:  0.1%
State:  12.3%

67% of Denison township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 77% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1166
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 514
  • South: 63
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,000

Denison township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 585
  • Two: 1
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • Mobile homes: 187
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,000


Housing units in Denison township with a mortgage: 145 (6 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 197

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 60
  • 1990 to 1994: 32
  • 1980 to 1989: 77
  • 1970 to 1979: 130
  • 1960 to 1969: 75
  • 1950 to 1959: 45
  • 1940 to 1949: 112
  • 1939 or earlier: 263

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 122
  • 5 rooms: 184
  • 6 rooms: 103
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 236
  • 3 bedrooms: 242
  • 4 bedrooms: 63
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denison township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 60
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 189
  • 2 vehicles: 240
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 54
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Denison township:

  • United States or American (40.0%)
  • German (18.0%)
  • English (10.0%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)
  • Dutch (3.0%)
  • European (1.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 708 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 76 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 7 (1%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

97.5% of residents of Denison township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,760
  • In family households: 1,545 (407 male householders, 113 female householders)
    423 spouses, 529 children (508 natural, 2 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 15 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 215 (116 male householders (92 living alone)), 76 female householders (75 living alone)), 23 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 241 2-persons, 116 3-persons, 97 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 167 1-person, 23 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

309 married couples with children.
79 single-parent households (27 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

10.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

4.3%
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 Denison township:

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