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Elm River township, IL map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 319 (all rural)
Males: 167  (52.4%)
Females: 152  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 319 (276 owner occupied, 43 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%


Races in Elm River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.70

Elm River township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,455 ($34,063 in 1999)
This township:

$39,455
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $187 (lower quartile is $162, upper quartile is $288)
Here:

$187
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,828 (it was $56,100 in 2000)
Elm River township:

$72,828
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,762 - $95,599

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $145,183
Here:

$145,183
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $61,419
Here:

$61,419
State:

$35,670
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

18.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Churches in Elm River township include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Elm River Church (B), Trinity Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Barth Cemetery (1), Brown Cemetery (2), Laird Cemetery (3), Fitch Cemetery (4), Evangelical Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

 

65% of Elm River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% 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: 332
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 17
  • South: 17
  • West: 17
Elm River township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 116
  • Mobile homes: 35
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Elm River township with a mortgage: 27 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 28
  • 1960 to 1969: 25
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 18
  • 1939 or earlier: 27

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Elm River township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elm River township, Illinois:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elm River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 68
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elm River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 4
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 70
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Elm River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Transportation equipment (19%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Warehousing and storage (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Apparel (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Elm River township:

  • United States or American (42.3%)
  • English (20.2%)
  • German (10.3%)
  • Polish (6.6%)
  • Swedish (4.4%)
  • Irish (3.3%)
  • European (1.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 147 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (16%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (82%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

98.8% of residents of Elm River township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 383
  • In family households: 377 (107 male householders, 17 female householders)
    110 spouses, 123 children (106 natural, 0 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6 (6 male householders (6 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 61 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 6 1-person,

63 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (1 men, 4 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 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 Elm River township:

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