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Hamel township, IL map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,027 (all rural)
Males: 1,010  (49.8%)
Females: 1,017  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,027 (1,806 owner occupied, 221 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%


Races in Hamel township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.70

Hamel township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,726 ($53,083 in 1999)
This township:

$64,726
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $585 (lower quartile is $516, upper quartile is $650)
Here:

$585
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $183,172 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Hamel township:

$183,172
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,373 - $239,327

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $229,267
Here:

$229,267
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $89,360
Here:

$89,360
State:

$35,670
Population density: 55 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

1.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Hamel.


Click to draw/clear Hamel township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamel township: Grainey Siding (A), Oak Brook Golf Course (B), Quercus Grove (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamel township include: Immanuel Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), Saint Paul Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hamel Immanuel Evangelical Cemetery (1), Immanuel Evangelical Cemetery (2), Quercus Grove Cemetery (3), Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery (4), Gehlenback Lutheran Cemetery (5), Zion Lutheran Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Sherry Creek (A), Paddock Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hamel township: Quercus Grove Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 23 (100% naturalized citizens)

Hamel township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

62% of Hamel township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1437
  • Northeast: 49
  • Midwest: 440
  • South: 79
  • West: 30

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,300

Hamel township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 707
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 18
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,800


Housing units in Hamel township with a mortgage: 291 (19 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 209

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 28
  • 1995 to 1998: 67
  • 1990 to 1994: 84
  • 1980 to 1989: 87
  • 1970 to 1979: 165
  • 1960 to 1969: 87
  • 1950 to 1959: 79
  • 1940 to 1949: 47
  • 1939 or earlier: 125

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 184
  • 6 rooms: 163
  • 7 rooms: 104
  • 8 rooms: 84
  • 9 or more rooms: 40

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 123
  • 3 bedrooms: 392
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hamel township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 53
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 97
  • 2 vehicles: 314
  • 3 vehicles: 149
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 52
  • 2 vehicles: 25
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamel township:

  • German (51.0%)
  • United States or American (8.7%)
  • Italian (8.4%)
  • English (7.7%)
  • Irish (5.0%)
  • Polish (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.7%)

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

  • Mexico (35%)
  • Korea (26%)
  • India (22%)
  • Germany (17%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 883 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 99 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 28 (3%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

97.7% of residents of Hamel township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,063
  • In family households: 1,866 (531 male householders, 61 female householders)
    556 spouses, 703 children (641 natural, 21 adopted, 41 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 0 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 197 (93 male householders (81 living alone)), 84 female householders (80 living alone)), 20 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 253 2-persons, 108 3-persons, 139 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 161 1-person, 9 2-persons, 7 4-persons,

463 married couples with children.
38 single-parent households (12 men, 26 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 105
Here:

36.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

15.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

3.3%
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 Hamel township:

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