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Friends Creek township, IL map Land area: 49.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,456 (all rural)
Males: 728  (50.0%)
Females: 728  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,456 (1,208 owner occupied, 248 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Friends Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 39.2

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Average household size: 2.57

Friends Creek township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,424 ($45,000 in 1999)
This township:

$52,424
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $484 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $587)
Here:

$484
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,850 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Friends Creek township:

$105,850
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,996 - $146,437

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,651
Here:

$169,651
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $225,856
Here:

$225,856
State:

$249,884

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,655,086
Here:

$1,655,086
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $38,287
Here:

$38,287
State:

$35,670
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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:

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Argenta.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Argenta - Oreana Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Long Cemetery (1), Friends Creek Cemetery (2), Chandler Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (67% naturalized citizens)

Friends Creek township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

63% of Friends Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1194
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 112
  • South: 60
  • West: 46

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

Friends Creek township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 553
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 15
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 2
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Friends Creek township with a mortgage: 296 (21 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 129

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 35
  • 1980 to 1989: 45
  • 1970 to 1979: 99
  • 1960 to 1969: 50
  • 1950 to 1959: 94
  • 1940 to 1949: 46
  • 1939 or earlier: 199

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Friends Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 133
  • 6 rooms: 138
  • 7 rooms: 78
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 57

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Friends Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Friends Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 69
  • 3 bedrooms: 321
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Friends Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 21
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 97
  • 2 vehicles: 249
  • 3 vehicles: 74
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Friends Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Machinery (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Friends Creek township:

  • German (37.6%)
  • United States or American (21.1%)
  • English (15.9%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • Dutch (2.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.7%)
  • Italian (1.6%)

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

  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (44%)
  • Canada (33%)
  • Japan (22%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 661 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

97.9% of residents of Friends Creek township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,437
  • In family households: 1,312 (378 male householders, 53 female householders)
    376 spouses, 445 children (388 natural, 26 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 4 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 125 (51 male householders (43 living alone)), 66 female householders (66 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 207 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 96 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 109 1-person, 8 2-persons,

307 married couples with children.
58 single-parent households (25 men, 33 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): 3
Here:

2.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

19.5%
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 Friends Creek township:

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