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Long Creek township, IL map Land area: 38.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 10,547 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 5,206  (49.4%)
Females: 5,341  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 10,533 (9,542 owner occupied, 991 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

33%


Races in Long Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.7%
  • Black: 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 43.2

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Average household size: 2.49

Long Creek township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,338 ($50,935 in 1999)
This township:

$59,338
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $647 (lower quartile is $508, upper quartile is $754)
Here:

$647
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $114,477 (it was $83,600 in 2000)
Long Creek township:

$114,477
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,080 - $173,324

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $171,315
Here:

$171,315
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $227,366
Here:

$227,366
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $236,830
Here:

$236,830
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $134,500
Here:

$134,500
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $117,274
Here:

$117,274
State:

$35,670
Population density: 277 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

4.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Long Creek.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Long Creek township: Decatur Ambulance Service Post 3 (A), Long Creek Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Long Creek township: Trinity Church of the Nazarene (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Ridge Cemetery (1), Florey Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Big Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 147 (59% naturalized citizens)

Long Creek township:  1.4%
State:  12.3%

65% of Long Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 8459
  • Northeast: 229
  • Midwest: 1025
  • South: 568
  • West: 114

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,000

Long Creek township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

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

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

14 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,966
  • One, attached: 48
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 33
  • 5 to 9: 57
  • 10 to 19: 68
  • 20 to 49: 126
  • 50 or more: 45
  • Mobile homes: 49

Median worth of mobile homes: $42,200


Housing units in Long Creek township with a mortgage: 2,201 (150 second mortgage, 248 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,350

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 60
  • 1995 to 1998: 189
  • 1990 to 1994: 194
  • 1980 to 1989: 223
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,196
  • 1960 to 1969: 980
  • 1950 to 1959: 910
  • 1940 to 1949: 304
  • 1939 or earlier: 342

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Long Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 163
  • 5 rooms: 810
  • 6 rooms: 1,062
  • 7 rooms: 778
  • 8 rooms: 471
  • 9 or more rooms: 486

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Long Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 85
  • 4 rooms: 109
  • 5 rooms: 74
  • 6 rooms: 46
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Long Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 558
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,222
  • 4 bedrooms: 872
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 89

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Long Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 124
  • 2 bedrooms: 175
  • 3 bedrooms: 118
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 63
  • 1 vehicle: 865
  • 2 vehicles: 1,868
  • 3 vehicles: 713
  • 4 vehicles: 198
  • 5 or more vehicles: 79

Cars and other vehicles available in Long Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 244
  • 2 vehicles: 129
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Long Creek township:

  • German (31.8%)
  • United States or American (17.6%)
  • English (14.5%)
  • Irish (9.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)
  • Scottish (1.8%)

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

  • India (23%)
  • Philippines (15%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Yugoslavia (5%)
  • Netherlands (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,907 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 384 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 20 (0%)
  • Other means: 12 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 98 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

14 people in other group homes

97.1% of residents of Long Creek township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,536
  • In family households: 9,446 (2,954 male householders, 316 female householders)
    2,826 spouses, 2,903 children (2,532 natural, 146 adopted, 225 stepchildren), 142 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 27 parents, 80 other relatives, 144 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,090 (397 male householders (338 living alone)), 577 female householders (526 living alone)), 116 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 14 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,679 2-persons, 690 3-persons, 580 4-persons, 255 5-persons, 42 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 864 1-person, 100 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 3 4-persons,

1,930 married couples with children.
277 single-parent households (104 men, 173 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 188
Here:

14.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

11.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

11.3%
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 Long Creek township:

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