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Kent township, IL map Land area: 35.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 701 (19% urban, 81% rural)
Males: 344  (49.1%)
Females: 357  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 611 (441 owner occupied, 170 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%


Races in Kent township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 46.5

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Average household size: 2.68

Kent township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.18

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,129 ($44,141 in 1999)
This township:

$51,129
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$397
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,692 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Kent township:

$127,692
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,487 - $180,217

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $208,383
Here:

$208,383
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $53,007
Here:

$53,007
State:

$35,670
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kent township: Bonnett Dairy Farms (A), Pearl City Fire Department Kent Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kent township include: Saint Pauls Church (A), Yellow Creek Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kent United Baptist Cemetery (1), Yellow Creek Brethren Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kent township: Blackhawk Battlefield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (100% naturalized citizens)

Kent township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

55% of Kent township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 97% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 581
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 80
  • South: 10
  • West: 0
Kent township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

90 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 192
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • Mobile homes: 17

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Kent township with a mortgage: 77 (3 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 17
  • 1960 to 1969: 18
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 139

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 89
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 90
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Gasoline stations (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Electricians (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Kent township:

  • German (57.8%)
  • Irish (10.6%)
  • United States or American (6.4%)
  • Polish (5.1%)
  • English (3.3%)
  • French Canadian (3.1%)
  • Swedish (2.6%)

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

  • Germany (63%)
  • Mexico (38%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 215 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 14 (5%)
  • Walked: 16 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Electricity (16%)

90 people in nursing homes

95.1% of residents of Kent township speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 590
  • In family households: 536 (157 male householders, 14 female householders)
    159 spouses, 190 children (175 natural, 10 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 54 (15 male householders (11 living alone)), 33 female householders (33 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 89 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 81 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 44 1-person, 4 2-persons,

152 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (6 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

17.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

7.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Kent township:

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