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Grand Prairie township, IL map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,032 (all rural)
Males: 538  (52.1%)
Females: 494  (47.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,025 (921 owner occupied, 104 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

33%


Races in Grand Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 36.5
Median age of females: 36.4

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Average household size: 2.74

Grand Prairie township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,906 ($41,359 in 1999)
This township:

$47,906
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $334 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $421)
Here:

$334
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,769 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Grand Prairie township:

$96,769
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,142 - $163,479

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,544
Here:

$172,544
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,189,252
Here:

$1,189,252
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $128,076
Here:

$128,076
State:

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

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

8.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

5.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Grand Prairie township include: Springer Church (A), Fouts Church (B), Gilead Church (C), Mount Pisgah Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Piskey Cemetery (1), Gilead Cemetery (2), Fouts Cemetery (3), Gaston Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Superior Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Grand Prairie township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

71% of Grand Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% 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: 875
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 55
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Grand Prairie township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 259
  • One, attached: 3
  • Mobile homes: 139

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,200


Housing units in Grand Prairie township with a mortgage: 76 (4 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 29
  • 1990 to 1994: 44
  • 1980 to 1989: 61
  • 1970 to 1979: 90
  • 1960 to 1969: 44
  • 1950 to 1959: 35
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 68

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grand Prairie township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 100
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 23

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Prairie township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Grand Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 112
  • 3 bedrooms: 173
  • 4 bedrooms: 32
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grand Prairie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 20
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 170
  • 3 vehicles: 75
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

Cars and other vehicles available in Grand Prairie township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grand Prairie township:

  • United States or American (25.7%)
  • German (25.0%)
  • Irish (12.5%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Polish (6.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)

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

  • Trinidad and Tobago (67%)
  • Germany (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 404 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 42 (9%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (1%)
  • Walked: 13 (3%)
  • Other means: 8 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

97.6% of residents of Grand Prairie township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,032
  • In family households: 948 (264 male householders, 34 female householders)
    257 spouses, 307 children (283 natural, 0 adopted, 24 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 7 other relatives, 42 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (43 male householders (39 living alone)), 30 female householders (27 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 131 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 64 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 66 1-person, 6 2-persons, 1 4-persons,

197 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (22 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

8.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

5.1%
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 Grand Prairie township:

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