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Gardner township, IL map Land area: 43.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,250 (28% urban, 72% rural)
Males: 2,077  (48.9%)
Females: 2,173  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,250 (3,797 owner occupied, 453 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%


Races in Gardner township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.1%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 39.7
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.63

Gardner township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $79,932 ($65,089 in 1999)
This township:

$79,932
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $663 (lower quartile is $573, upper quartile is $799)
Here:

$663
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $175,096 (it was $124,500 in 2000)
Gardner township:

$175,096
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,717 - $226,009

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $244,629
Here:

$244,629
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $425,242
Here:

$425,242
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $104,907
Here:

$104,907
State:

$35,670
Population density: 98 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Hopwood Cemetery (1), Morgan Cemetery (2), Old Salem Cemetery (3), Salisbury Cemetery (4), Farmingdale Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Archer Creek (A), Richland Creek (B), Prairie Creek (C), Willow Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 64 (52% naturalized citizens)

Gardner township:  1.5%
State:  12.3%

62% of Gardner township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 3323
  • Northeast: 51
  • Midwest: 308
  • South: 187
  • West: 41

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $275,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,304
  • One, attached: 49
  • Two: 56
  • 3 or 4: 20
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 10 to 19: 36
  • Mobile homes: 78

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,900


Housing units in Gardner township with a mortgage: 833 (130 second mortgage, 103 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 229

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 37
  • 1995 to 1998: 212
  • 1990 to 1994: 168
  • 1980 to 1989: 311
  • 1970 to 1979: 404
  • 1960 to 1969: 145
  • 1950 to 1959: 111
  • 1940 to 1949: 56
  • 1939 or earlier: 141

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 205
  • 6 rooms: 300
  • 7 rooms: 222
  • 8 rooms: 239
  • 9 or more rooms: 270

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 80
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 115
  • 3 bedrooms: 726
  • 4 bedrooms: 398
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 44

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gardner township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 119
  • 3 bedrooms: 45
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 33
  • 1 vehicle: 198
  • 2 vehicles: 614
  • 3 vehicles: 283
  • 4 vehicles: 127
  • 5 or more vehicles: 44

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 117
  • 2 vehicles: 133
  • 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 (%):



  • Public administration (22%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Printing and related support activities (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (25%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gardner township:

  • German (35.0%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • United States or American (11.2%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • Italian (7.2%)
  • Scottish (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.4%)

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

  • United Kingdom (38%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (14%)
  • India (14%)
  • Armenia (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,050 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 184 (8%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (15%)

98.6% of residents of Gardner township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,985
  • In family households: 3,526 (959 male householders, 192 female householders)
    1,000 spouses, 1,236 children (1,127 natural, 62 adopted, 47 stepchildren), 47 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 24 parents, 23 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 459 (136 male householders (69 living alone)), 213 female householders (187 living alone)), 110 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 495 2-persons, 216 3-persons, 302 4-persons, 87 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 256 1-person, 77 2-persons, 16 3-persons,

922 married couples with children.
126 single-parent households (30 men, 96 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 175
Here:

32.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

26.8%
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 Gardner township:

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