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Homer township, IL map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 28,992 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 14,569  (50.3%)
Females: 14,423  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 28,982 (28,185 owner occupied, 797 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

3%
State:

33%


Races in Homer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.8
Median age of females: 36.1

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Average household size: 3.19

Homer township:

3.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.43

Estimated median household income in 2009: $92,546 ($79,793 in 1999)
This township:

$92,546
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $824 (lower quartile is $589, upper quartile is $1,309)
Here:

$824
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $337,670 (it was $217,400 in 2000)
Homer township:

$337,670
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $270,665 - $427,888

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $359,897
Here:

$359,897
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $269,794
Here:

$269,794
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $247,764
Here:

$247,764
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,078,026
Here:

$1,078,026
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,788
Here:

$202,788
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $134,563
Here:

$134,563
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $144,702
Here:

$144,702
State:

$62,382
Population density: 806 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

2.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Goodings Grove.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Homer township: Shady Oaks Camp (A), Garden Patch Farms (B), Homer Township Fire Protection District Station 3 (C), Homer Township Fire Protection District Station 2 (D), Northwest Homer Fire Protection District Station 1 (E), Homer Township Fire Protection District Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Homer township include: Homer Congregational Church (A), First Apostolic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hadley Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Scuds Lake (A), Rip Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fraction Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Homer township include: Spring Creek County Forest Preserve (1), Messenger Woods Nature Preserve (2), Messenger Woods County Forest Preserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,905 (79% naturalized citizens)

Homer township:  6.6%
State:  12.3%

67% of Homer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 24320
  • Northeast: 282
  • Midwest: 1608
  • South: 586
  • West: 183

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $170,000

Homer 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: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
5 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,511
  • One, attached: 567
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 28
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 50 or more: 14
  • Mobile homes: 103
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units in Homer township with a mortgage: 6,818 (539 second mortgage, 1,371 home equity loan, 29 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,401

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 503
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,598
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,397
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,421
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,055
  • 1960 to 1969: 583
  • 1950 to 1959: 451
  • 1940 to 1949: 126
  • 1939 or earlier: 172

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 64
  • 4 rooms: 253
  • 5 rooms: 572
  • 6 rooms: 1,113
  • 7 rooms: 2,510
  • 8 rooms: 2,154
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,122

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 33

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 629
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,972
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,611
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 570

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Homer township:

  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 107
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 129
  • 1 vehicle: 1,033
  • 2 vehicles: 4,787
  • 3 vehicles: 1,978
  • 4 vehicles: 663
  • 5 or more vehicles: 214

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 117
  • 2 vehicles: 85
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Homer township:

  • Polish (22.2%)
  • Irish (15.6%)
  • German (15.4%)
  • Italian (12.4%)
  • English (4.3%)
  • Lithuanian (3.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.2%)

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

  • Poland (24%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Greece (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,135 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 876 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 446 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 56 (0%)
  • Other means: 74 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 475 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (98%)
  • Electricity (1%)

5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
5 people in religious group quarters

88.8% of residents of Homer township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
7.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,962
  • In family households: 27,581 (7,158 male householders, 848 female householders)
    7,486 spouses, 11,056 children (10,461 natural, 261 adopted, 334 stepchildren), 293 grandchildren, 62 brothers or sisters, 166 parents, 355 other relatives, 157 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,381 (558 male householders (390 living alone)), 524 female householders (439 living alone)), 299 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,388 2-persons, 1,835 3-persons, 2,052 4-persons, 1,189 5-persons, 382 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 829 1-person, 217 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 4 5-persons,

7,765 married couples with children.
509 single-parent households (127 men, 382 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 419
Here:

10.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 374
Here:

19.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 332
Here:

24.8%
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 Homer township:

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