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Garrett township, IL map Land area: 52.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,478 (all rural)
Males: 742  (50.2%)
Females: 736  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,478 (1,183 owner occupied, 295 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Garrett township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 36.5
Median age of females: 36.7

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Average household size: 2.66

Garrett township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.13

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,668 ($37,700 in 1999)
This township:

$43,668
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $346, upper quartile is $490)
Here:

$415
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,046 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Garrett township:

$86,046
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,654 - $119,949

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $129,914
Here:

$129,914
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $197,444
Here:

$197,444
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $115,963
Here:

$115,963
State:

$35,670
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

13.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Garrett.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Garrett township include: Cartwright United Methodist Church (A), Zion Church (B), Bache Memorial Church (C), Macedonia Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lewis Cemetery (1), Upper Lester Cemetery (2), Lower Lester Cemetery (3), Taylor Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: National Petroleum Chemical Company Plant Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (55% naturalized citizens)

Garrett township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

73% of Garrett township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% 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: 1258
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 67
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,500

Garrett township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 459
  • One, attached: 3
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 40
  • Mobile homes: 80

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Garrett township with a mortgage: 160 (3 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 137

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 82
  • 1970 to 1979: 77
  • 1960 to 1969: 109
  • 1950 to 1959: 105
  • 1940 to 1949: 25
  • 1939 or earlier: 159

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 63
  • 6 rooms: 113
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9 or more rooms: 53

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 52
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 100
  • 3 bedrooms: 211
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Garrett township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 77
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 192
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 57
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (17%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Garrett township:

  • United States or American (31.3%)
  • German (29.2%)
  • English (12.6%)
  • Irish (4.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.9%)
  • Swiss (3.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.4%)

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

  • Mexico (64%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Pakistan (18%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 505 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 43 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (4%)
  • Walked: 12 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

88.3% of residents of Garrett township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
9.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,440
  • In family households: 1,300 (331 male householders, 66 female householders)
    326 spouses, 522 children (495 natural, 2 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 10 other relatives, 28 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 140 (69 male householders (60 living alone)), 62 female householders (57 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 188 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 117 1-person, 14 2-persons,

319 married couples with children.
83 single-parent households (36 men, 47 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

16.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

6.6%
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 Garrett township:

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