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Garfield township, IL map Land area: 18.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,543 (all rural)
Males: 771  (50.0%)
Females: 772  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,543 (1,182 owner occupied, 361 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%


Races in Garfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 34.9
Median age of females: 35.6

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Average household size: 2.54

Garfield township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,262 ($43,393 in 1999)
This township:

$50,262
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $581 (lower quartile is $444, upper quartile is $716)
Here:

$581
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $147,070 (it was $97,200 in 2000)
Garfield township:

$147,070
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,879 - $178,610

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $166,339
Here:

$166,339
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,077
Here:

$212,077
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $213,969
Here:

$213,969
State:

$35,670
Population density: 85 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Gardner.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemetery: Grand Prairie Lutheran Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 35 (54% naturalized citizens)

Garfield township:  2.3%
State:  12.3%

67% of Garfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1324
  • Northeast: 20
  • Midwest: 77
  • South: 59
  • West: 14

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 504
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 19
  • 3 or 4: 40
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 7
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $95,000


Housing units in Garfield township with a mortgage: 247 (18 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 166

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 33
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 34
  • 1970 to 1979: 114
  • 1960 to 1969: 46
  • 1950 to 1959: 67
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 256

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 132
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 25
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 97
  • 3 bedrooms: 260
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Garfield township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 55
  • 2 bedrooms: 74
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 215
  • 3 vehicles: 99
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 21

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 75
  • 2 vehicles: 65
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (28%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Garfield township:

  • German (19.1%)
  • Italian (16.9%)
  • Irish (14.4%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • Norwegian (6.7%)
  • United States or American (5.9%)
  • Danish (5.3%)

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

  • Mexico (71%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • Canada (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 598 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 89 (12%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 20 (3%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

95.0% of residents of Garfield township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,533
  • In family households: 1,340 (353 male householders, 73 female householders)
    359 spouses, 494 children (447 natural, 18 adopted, 29 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 12 other relatives, 29 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 193 (65 male householders (57 living alone)), 107 female householders (91 living alone)), 21 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 185 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 148 1-person, 24 2-persons,

300 married couples with children.
89 single-parent households (23 men, 66 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

2.0%
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: 4
Here:

11.4%
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 Garfield township:

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