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Empire township, IL map Land area: 49.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,845 (87% urban, 13% rural)
Males: 1,858  (48.3%)
Females: 1,987  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,776 (3,114 owner occupied, 662 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Empire township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.2
Median age of females: 37.7

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Average household size: 2.54

Empire township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $66,427 ($55,750 in 1999)
This township:

$66,427
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $135,417 (it was $95,800 in 2000)
Empire township:

$135,417
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,479 - $143,379

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $199,768
Here:

$199,768
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $131,961
Here:

$131,961
State:

$35,670
Population density: 78 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.8%
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: Le Roy.


Click to draw/clear Empire township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Le Roy Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Howard Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Gilmore Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Fork Salt Creek (A), Long Point Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Empire township: Howard Virgin Timber Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

76% of Empire township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% lived in this county.

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

  • This state: 91
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 13
  • South: 0
  • West: 0
Empire township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

69 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 45
  • Mobile homes: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $112,500


Housing units in Empire township with a mortgage: 6 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 16
  • 1960 to 1969: 5
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 12

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Empire township:

  • Norwegian (47.1%)
  • German (19.6%)
  • Irish (17.6%)
  • English (12.7%)
  • Finnish (2.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 11 (21%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (12%)

69 people in nursing homes

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 109
  • In family households: 84 (25 male householders, 0 female householders)
    26 spouses, 33 children (33 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25 (15 male householders (7 living alone)), 3 female householders (3 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 9 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10 1-person, 8 2-persons,

798 married couples with children.
177 single-parent households (51 men, 126 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: 5
Here:

100.0%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-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 Empire township:

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