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Downs township, IL map Land area: 49.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,079 (all rural)
Males: 537  (49.8%)
Females: 542  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,079 (904 owner occupied, 175 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Downs township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 34.8
Median age of females: 35.7

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Average household size: 2.75

Downs township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,133 ($51,307 in 1999)
This township:

$61,133
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $546 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $621)
Here:

$546
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $129,763 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Downs township:

$129,763
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,815 - $191,698

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $176,608
Here:

$176,608
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $549,235
Here:

$549,235
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $16,600
Here:

$16,600
State:

$35,670
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Downs.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Ford Woods (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Diamond Grove Cemetery (1), Rutledge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Little Kickapoo Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

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

Downs township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

57% of Downs township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 871
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 65
  • South: 42
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,800

Downs township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 373
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 7
  • Mobile homes: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Downs township with a mortgage: 190 (16 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 74

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 48
  • 1960 to 1969: 67
  • 1950 to 1959: 48
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 120

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 209
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Downs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 49
  • 2 vehicles: 153
  • 3 vehicles: 59
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (21%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Downs township:

  • German (34.0%)
  • Irish (20.1%)
  • United States or American (17.6%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Scottish (2.0%)
  • European (1.9%)
  • Italian (1.9%)

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

  • Ukraine (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 499 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 40 (7%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Other means: 9 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

98.7% of residents of Downs township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,008
  • In family households: 925 (244 male householders, 55 female householders)
    247 spouses, 337 children (306 natural, 8 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 10 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 83 (34 male householders (28 living alone)), 32 female householders (25 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 103 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 53 1-person, 13 2-persons,

250 married couples with children.
49 single-parent households (12 men, 37 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): 2
Here:

2.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

55.0%
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 Downs township:

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