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Dix township, IL map Land area: 54.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 686 (all rural)
Males: 337  (49.1%)
Females: 349  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 686 (562 owner occupied, 124 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Dix township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 38.1
Median age of females: 37.7

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Average household size: 2.63

Dix township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,745 ($45,536 in 1999)
This township:

$52,745
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $334, upper quartile is $550)
Here:

$389
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,848 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Dix township:

$98,848
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,146 - $128,645

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,140
Here:

$147,140
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $469,011
Here:

$469,011
State:

$249,884
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Elliott.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Dix township: Pontoppidan Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Blackford Cemetery (1), Oregon Cemetery (2), Pontoppidan Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Dix township:  0.4%
State:  12.3%

75% of Dix township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 572
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 48
  • South: 24
  • West: 40

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000

Dix township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 248
  • One, attached: 3
  • 3 or 4: 2

Housing units in Dix township with a mortgage: 84 (7 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 69

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 3
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 33
  • 1960 to 1969: 18
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 132

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 3
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 99
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dix township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 84
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 13
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dix township:

  • German (35.7%)
  • Irish (16.7%)
  • United States or American (15.8%)
  • Norwegian (7.7%)
  • English (4.7%)
  • Italian (4.1%)
  • Swedish (2.7%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 306 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (4%)
  • Walked: 10 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

99.1% of residents of Dix township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 689
  • In family households: 642 (173 male householders, 39 female householders)
    195 spouses, 224 children (207 natural, 6 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 3 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 47 (23 male householders (22 living alone)), 14 female householders (12 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 79 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 62 4-persons, 17 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 34 1-person, 3 2-persons,

138 married couples with children.
33 single-parent households (10 men, 23 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

3.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

6.3%
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 Dix township:

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