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La Salle township, IL map Land area: 16.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 13,744 (93% urban, 7% rural)
Males: 6,805  (49.5%)
Females: 6,939  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,560 (9,661 owner occupied, 3,899 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%


Races in La Salle township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.0%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 38.8
Median age of females: 40.0

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Average household size: 2.29

La Salle township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,964 ($33,273 in 1999)
This township:

$43,964
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $298, upper quartile is $574)
Here:

$421
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $107,415 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
La Salle township:

$107,415
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,843 - $155,062

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $128,193
Here:

$128,193
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,810
Here:

$143,810
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $448,822
Here:

$448,822
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $221,606
Here:

$221,606
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $42,617
Here:

$42,617
State:

$35,670
Population density: 814 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

13.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: La Salle, Oglesby.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Oakwood Memorial Cemetery (1), Saint Vincent Cemetery (2), Forest Lawn Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Huse Lake (A), Split Rock Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Vermilion River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 381 (34% naturalized citizens)

La Salle township:  2.8%
State:  12.3%

60% of La Salle township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 11666
  • Northeast: 234
  • Midwest: 742
  • South: 443
  • West: 163

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

La Salle township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in La Salle township, Illinois:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,733
  • One, attached: 97
  • Two: 351
  • 3 or 4: 541
  • 5 to 9: 181
  • 10 to 19: 64
  • 20 to 49: 37
  • 50 or more: 207
  • Mobile homes: 152
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,600


Housing units in La Salle township with a mortgage: 1,932 (184 second mortgage, 139 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,792

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 48
  • 1995 to 1998: 86
  • 1990 to 1994: 172
  • 1980 to 1989: 266
  • 1970 to 1979: 576
  • 1960 to 1969: 564
  • 1950 to 1959: 873
  • 1940 to 1949: 908
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,873

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 102
  • 4 rooms: 726
  • 5 rooms: 1,247
  • 6 rooms: 938
  • 7 rooms: 588
  • 8 rooms: 275
  • 9 or more rooms: 179

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

  • 1 room: 62
  • 2 rooms: 187
  • 3 rooms: 366
  • 4 rooms: 514
  • 5 rooms: 381
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 75
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 156
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,427
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,900
  • 4 bedrooms: 532
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 80

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in La Salle township:

  • no bedroom: 81
  • 1 bedroom: 566
  • 2 bedrooms: 749
  • 3 bedrooms: 336
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 1,373
  • 2 vehicles: 1,739
  • 3 vehicles: 597
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

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

  • no vehicle: 351
  • 1 vehicle: 934
  • 2 vehicles: 422
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 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 (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



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

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in La Salle township:

  • German (22.2%)
  • Polish (16.7%)
  • Italian (15.3%)
  • Irish (9.3%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • United States or American (3.8%)
  • Slovene (2.8%)

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

  • Mexico (69%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,089 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 680 (11%)
  • Railroad: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (1%)
  • Walked: 235 (4%)
  • Other means: 53 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 109 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

People in group quarters in La Salle township, Illinois:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

93.9% of residents of La Salle township speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,528
  • In family households: 10,905 (2,752 male householders, 882 female householders)
    2,745 spouses, 3,775 children (3,498 natural, 42 adopted, 235 stepchildren), 153 grandchildren, 79 brothers or sisters, 38 parents, 124 other relatives, 357 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,623 (1,106 male householders (926 living alone)), 1,178 female householders (1,092 living alone)), 339 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 188 (126 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,652 2-persons, 823 3-persons, 699 4-persons, 270 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 108 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,018 1-person, 218 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 10 5-persons,

2,054 married couples with children.
910 single-parent households (208 men, 702 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 327
Here:

23.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

11.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 52
Here:

9.9%
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 Salle township:

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