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Harlem township, IL map Land area: 31.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,402 (26% urban, 74% rural)
Males: 1,224  (51.0%)
Females: 1,178  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,402 (2,204 owner occupied, 198 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Harlem township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.1%
  • Black: 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 40.7
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.63

Harlem township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,789 ($49,891 in 1999)
This township:

$57,789
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $552 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $766)
Here:

$552
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $118,747 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Harlem township:

$118,747
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,715 - $158,976

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,122
Here:

$185,122
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $570,121
Here:

$570,121
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $58,284
Here:

$58,284
State:

$35,670
Population density: 76 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Harlem township: Macomber Farm (A), Star Ambulance (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Martin Cemetery (1), Harlem Center Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Willow Lake (A), Ducks Misery (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cedar Creek (A), Richland Creek (B), Preston Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (100% naturalized citizens)

Harlem township:  0.2%
State:  12.3%

61% of Harlem township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1914
  • Northeast: 30
  • Midwest: 348
  • South: 76
  • West: 39

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $96,400

Harlem township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

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: 783
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • Mobile homes: 149

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,800


Housing units in Harlem township with a mortgage: 415 (36 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 199

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 103
  • 1990 to 1994: 83
  • 1980 to 1989: 118
  • 1970 to 1979: 264
  • 1960 to 1969: 103
  • 1950 to 1959: 62
  • 1940 to 1949: 38
  • 1939 or earlier: 166

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 54
  • 5 rooms: 235
  • 6 rooms: 221
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 95
  • 9 or more rooms: 120

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 121
  • 3 bedrooms: 576
  • 4 bedrooms: 115
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harlem township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 146
  • 2 vehicles: 397
  • 3 vehicles: 194
  • 4 vehicles: 53
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 39
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Harlem township:

  • German (50.3%)
  • Irish (7.7%)
  • English (6.8%)
  • United States or American (6.0%)
  • Dutch (4.2%)
  • Italian (3.6%)
  • Norwegian (3.5%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,083 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 126 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 6 (0%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 42 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (3%)

96.9% of residents of Harlem township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,417
  • In family households: 2,225 (656 male householders, 98 female householders)
    675 spouses, 744 children (726 natural, 5 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 7 other relatives, 22 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 192 (107 male householders (95 living alone)), 67 female householders (56 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 355 2-persons, 175 3-persons, 154 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 25 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 151 1-person, 23 2-persons,

512 married couples with children.
65 single-parent households (20 men, 45 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 63
Here:

23.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

10.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

2.4%
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 Harlem township:

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