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Freedom township, IL map Land area: 37.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 696 (all rural)
Males: 346  (49.7%)
Females: 350  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 696 (546 owner occupied, 150 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%


Races in Freedom township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%

Median age of males: 36.7
Median age of females: 35.5

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Average household size: 2.99

Freedom township:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $75,340 ($57,019 in 1999)
This township:

$75,340
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $579 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $698)
Here:

$579
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $143,511 (it was $98,600 in 2000)
Freedom township:

$143,511
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,577 - $223,137

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $221,080
Here:

$221,080
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $148,527
Here:

$148,527
State:

$35,670
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.7%
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: Serena Fire Protection District Harding Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Gouldtown Cemetery (1), Freedom Lutheran Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Freedom township: Shabbona County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (80% naturalized citizens)

Freedom township:  1.4%
State:  12.3%

79% of Freedom township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 625
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 38
  • South: 27
  • West: 0

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

Freedom township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 218
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Freedom township with a mortgage: 102 (0 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 30
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 16
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 103

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 53
  • 3 bedrooms: 87
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Freedom township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 53
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Office supplies and stationery stores (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Freedom township:

  • German (25.9%)
  • Irish (20.7%)
  • Norwegian (17.2%)
  • United States or American (8.3%)
  • English (5.3%)
  • European (3.7%)
  • Italian (3.7%)

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

  • Canada (70%)
  • Italy (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 280 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 20 (6%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (5%)

94.6% of residents of Freedom township speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 715
  • In family households: 674 (187 male householders, 33 female householders)
    204 spouses, 237 children (204 natural, 7 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 1 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 41 (9 male householders (4 living alone)), 22 female householders (22 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 120 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 5 3-persons,

196 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (1 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

34.5%
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 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 Freedom township:

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