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Gridley township, IL map Land area: 54.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,914 (all rural)
Males: 954  (49.8%)
Females: 960  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,914 (1,557 owner occupied, 357 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%


Races in Gridley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.65

Gridley township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $55,976 ($46,979 in 1999)
This township:

$55,976
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $536 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $626)
Here:

$536
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,643 (it was $90,300 in 2000)
Gridley township:

$127,643
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,305 - $169,761

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $178,376
Here:

$178,376
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $476,004
Here:

$476,004
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $174,746
Here:

$174,746
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $569,975
Here:

$569,975
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $39,329
Here:

$39,329
State:

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

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

5.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Gridley.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Hibbs-Bigger Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Loving Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (78% naturalized citizens)

Gridley township:  0.5%
State:  12.3%

69% of Gridley 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, 70% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1591
  • Northeast: 41
  • Midwest: 177
  • South: 48
  • West: 28

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,500

Gridley township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 627
  • One, attached: 17
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 16
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Gridley township with a mortgage: 299 (47 second mortgage, 34 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 198

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 37
  • 1980 to 1989: 40
  • 1970 to 1979: 139
  • 1960 to 1969: 75
  • 1950 to 1959: 58
  • 1940 to 1949: 48
  • 1939 or earlier: 289

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 139
  • 7 rooms: 121
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9 or more rooms: 103

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 106
  • 3 bedrooms: 296
  • 4 bedrooms: 129
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gridley township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 68
  • 3 bedrooms: 37
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 138
  • 2 vehicles: 263
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 62
  • 2 vehicles: 67
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Health care (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gridley township:

  • German (48.4%)
  • United States or American (14.3%)
  • English (9.3%)
  • Irish (6.7%)
  • Swiss (3.1%)
  • Swedish (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.4%)

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

  • Germany (33%)
  • Japan (22%)
  • Guatemala (22%)
  • Other Northern America (22%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 696 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 110 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Railroad: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 20 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

98.3% of residents of Gridley township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,904
  • In family households: 1,700 (433 male householders, 97 female householders)
    455 spouses, 649 children (622 natural, 19 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 15 other relatives, 22 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 204 (72 male householders (69 living alone)), 118 female householders (108 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 240 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 93 4-persons, 66 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 177 1-person, 13 2-persons,

473 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (18 men, 44 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

8.7%
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: 5
Here:

7.9%
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 Gridley township:

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