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Elsah township, IL map Land area: 23.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.
Population: 2,425 (all rural)
Males: 1,197  (49.4%)
Females: 1,228  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,921 (1,587 owner occupied, 334 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Elsah township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.1%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 29.1
Median age of females: 28.7

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Average household size: 2.58

Elsah township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,224 ($44,223 in 1999)
This township:

$51,224
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $486 (lower quartile is $420, upper quartile is $526)
Here:

$486
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $126,091 (it was $93,500 in 2000)
Elsah township:

$126,091
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,436 - $170,477

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,393
Here:

$205,393
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $8,091
Here:

$8,091
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $54,866
Here:

$54,866
State:

$35,670
Population density: 102 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Elsah.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Elsah township: Piasa Creek Access Area (A), Quarry Elsah Mississippi Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Michaels Cemetery (1), Wendle Cemetery (2), Elsah Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Briggs Branch (A), Askew Branch (B), Mill Creek (C), Piasa Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Elsah township: New Piasa Chautauqua Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 96 (27% naturalized citizens)

Elsah township:  4.0%
State:  12.3%

44% of Elsah township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1378
  • Northeast: 129
  • Midwest: 434
  • South: 206
  • West: 168

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $48,800

Elsah township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

494 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
10 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 762
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • Mobile homes: 114
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,700


Housing units in Elsah township with a mortgage: 238 (13 second mortgage, 31 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 159

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 47
  • 1995 to 1998: 41
  • 1990 to 1994: 55
  • 1980 to 1989: 126
  • 1970 to 1979: 206
  • 1960 to 1969: 157
  • 1950 to 1959: 129
  • 1940 to 1949: 33
  • 1939 or earlier: 176

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 95
  • 5 rooms: 132
  • 6 rooms: 105
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9 or more rooms: 73

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 75
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 146
  • 3 bedrooms: 303
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elsah township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 93
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 175
  • 2 vehicles: 255
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 40
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Elsah township:

  • German (35.2%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • United States or American (10.5%)
  • Irish (10.1%)
  • Scottish (3.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)
  • Dutch (2.5%)

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

  • Ghana (15%)
  • Nigeria (15%)
  • India (9%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Other Caribbean (6%)
  • Guatemala (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 783 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 82 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (2%)
  • Walked: 302 (23%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 87 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

494 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
10 people in nursing homes

95.3% of residents of Elsah township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,936
  • In family households: 1,689 (454 male householders, 98 female householders)
    488 spouses, 607 children (487 natural, 9 adopted, 111 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 7 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 247 (125 male householders (94 living alone)), 84 female householders (74 living alone)), 38 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 493 (14 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 236 2-persons, 126 3-persons, 122 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 14 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 168 1-person, 37 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

398 married couples with children.
84 single-parent households (20 men, 64 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55
Here:

25.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 431
Here:

82.6%
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 Elsah township:

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