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La Harpe township, IL map Land area: 37.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,653 (all rural)
Males: 772  (46.7%)
Females: 881  (53.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,609 (1,350 owner occupied, 259 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in La Harpe township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 42.6

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Average household size: 2.47

La Harpe township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,013 ($33,681 in 1999)
This township:

$39,013
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $315 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $426)
Here:

$315
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,619 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
La Harpe township:

$70,619
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,405 - $107,816

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,697
Here:

$114,697
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,489
Here:

$168,489
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $64,099
Here:

$64,099
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $46,134
Here:

$46,134
State:

$35,670
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: La Harpe.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Rivers and creeks: Voel Creek (A), South Branch La Moine River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (18% naturalized citizens)

La Harpe township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

64% of La Harpe township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1161
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 329
  • South: 64
  • West: 20

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,500

La Harpe township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

44 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 555
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • Mobile homes: 87

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,800


Housing units in La Harpe township with a mortgage: 211 (17 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 223

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 33
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 54
  • 1970 to 1979: 135
  • 1960 to 1969: 75
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 42
  • 1939 or earlier: 284

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in La Harpe township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 68
  • 5 rooms: 104
  • 6 rooms: 140
  • 7 rooms: 97
  • 8 rooms: 67
  • 9 or more rooms: 66

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in La Harpe township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in La Harpe township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 120
  • 3 bedrooms: 274
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 38

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in La Harpe township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 42
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 163
  • 2 vehicles: 241
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

Cars and other vehicles available in La Harpe township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 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%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in La Harpe township:

  • United States or American (26.8%)
  • German (24.6%)
  • English (17.1%)
  • Irish (8.2%)
  • Swedish (3.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.6%)
  • Scottish (2.5%)

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

  • Germany (55%)
  • Venezuela (45%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 578 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 103 (13%)
  • Walked: 41 (5%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)

44 people in nursing homes

98.8% of residents of La Harpe township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (17% speak English very well, 67% speak English well, 17% 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: 1,563
  • In family households: 1,329 (365 male householders, 69 female householders)
    375 spouses, 482 children (410 natural, 27 adopted, 45 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 234 (82 male householders (69 living alone)), 112 female householders (106 living alone)), 40 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 44 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 206 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 37 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 175 1-person, 11 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 4 6-persons,

318 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (19 men, 57 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

3.7%
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 La Harpe township:

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