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Fenton township, IL map Land area: 34.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 547 (all rural)
Males: 290  (53.0%)
Females: 257  (47.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 547 (443 owner occupied, 104 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%


Races in Fenton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 42.9

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Average household size: 2.75

Fenton township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,929 ($50,875 in 1999)
This township:

$58,929
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $414 (lower quartile is $312, upper quartile is $437)
Here:

$414
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $121,942 (it was $96,000 in 2000)
Fenton township:

$121,942
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,717 - $143,818

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $230,338
Here:

$230,338
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $75,210
Here:

$75,210
State:

$35,670
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Fenton township: Fenton United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Fenton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Fenton township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

83% of Fenton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 374
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 142
  • South: 9
  • West: 36
Fenton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 189
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,100


Housing units in Fenton township with a mortgage: 70 (7 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 52

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 68
  • 1960 to 1969: 11
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 89

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 1
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 43
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 41
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 84
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fenton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

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

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Chemicals (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Paper (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Accountants and auditors (11%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Fenton township:

  • German (19.2%)
  • United States or American (13.5%)
  • Irish (13.3%)
  • English (11.1%)
  • Swedish (7.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (6.3%)

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

  • Other Western Europe (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 269 (91%)
  • Carpooled: 23 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (6%)

99.4% of residents of Fenton township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 573
  • In family households: 535 (151 male householders, 10 female householders)
    160 spouses, 204 children (165 natural, 10 adopted, 29 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (13 male householders (12 living alone)), 20 female householders (16 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 45 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28 1-person, 5 2-persons,

95 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (8 men, 7 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:

13.9%
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 Fenton township:

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