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Lexington township, IL map Land area: 41.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,331 (all rural)
Males: 1,154  (49.5%)
Females: 1,177  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,331 (1,964 owner occupied, 367 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Lexington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 37.8

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Average household size: 2.55

Lexington township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,287 ($47,240 in 1999)
This township:

$56,287
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $276, upper quartile is $530)
Here:

$402
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,255 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Lexington township:

$137,255
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,632 - $192,845

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,520
Here:

$184,520
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $156,624
Here:

$156,624
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $541,791
Here:

$541,791
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $30,596
Here:

$30,596
State:

$35,670
Population density: 57 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Lexington.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Wiley Cemetery (1), Indian Field Cemetery (2), Lexington Cemetery (3), Scrogin Cemetery (4), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Henline Creek (A), Patton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (53% naturalized citizens)

Lexington township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

58% of Lexington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1946
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 171
  • South: 112
  • West: 41

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Lexington township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 798
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 45
  • 3 or 4: 20
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • Mobile homes: 72

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,500


Housing units in Lexington township with a mortgage: 422 (43 second mortgage, 37 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 181

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 61
  • 1990 to 1994: 68
  • 1980 to 1989: 49
  • 1970 to 1979: 203
  • 1960 to 1969: 69
  • 1950 to 1959: 86
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 366

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 67
  • 5 rooms: 124
  • 6 rooms: 185
  • 7 rooms: 115
  • 8 rooms: 125
  • 9 or more rooms: 97

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 40
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 161
  • 3 bedrooms: 385
  • 4 bedrooms: 150
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lexington township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 71
  • 3 bedrooms: 54
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 205
  • 2 vehicles: 342
  • 3 vehicles: 123
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 71
  • 2 vehicles: 63
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lexington township:

  • German (33.7%)
  • United States or American (17.9%)
  • Irish (11.6%)
  • English (11.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)
  • Dutch (2.5%)
  • Swedish (2.4%)

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

  • Austria (27%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Belarus (13%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (13%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (13%)
  • Guyana (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 993 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 145 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 30 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 64 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

98.2% of residents of Lexington township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,321
  • In family households: 2,046 (543 male householders, 121 female householders)
    542 spouses, 779 children (722 natural, 12 adopted, 45 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 14 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 275 (106 male householders (97 living alone)), 137 female householders (124 living alone)), 32 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 281 2-persons, 159 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 221 1-person, 18 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

482 married couples with children.
114 single-parent households (24 men, 90 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

2.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

2.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

4.6%
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 Lexington township:

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