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Lovejoy township, IL map Land area: 34.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 462 (all rural)
Males: 237  (51.3%)
Females: 225  (48.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 462 (381 owner occupied, 81 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Lovejoy township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.50

Lovejoy township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,863 ($35,278 in 1999)
This township:

$40,863
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $388 (lower quartile is $312, upper quartile is $552)
Here:

$388
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,581 (it was $53,700 in 2000)
Lovejoy township:

$68,581
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,820 - $127,209

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $121,316
Here:

$121,316
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $58,694
Here:

$58,694
State:

$35,670
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Wellington.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Amity Cemetery (1), Floral Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Lovejoy township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

69% of Lovejoy township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 344
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 28
  • South: 19
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500

Lovejoy township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 180
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in Lovejoy township with a mortgage: 74 (11 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 65

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 40
  • 1960 to 1969: 12
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 115

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 34

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lovejoy township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (27%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (10%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lovejoy township:

  • German (29.0%)
  • United States or American (21.6%)
  • English (12.2%)
  • Irish (11.0%)
  • Swedish (4.9%)
  • Italian (4.5%)
  • Welsh (3.7%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 154 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 15 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 13 (6%)
  • Other means: 4 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (1%)

99.2% of residents of Lovejoy township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 404
  • In family households: 354 (121 male householders, 9 female householders)
    119 spouses, 95 children (91 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 50 (22 male householders (18 living alone)), 20 female householders (16 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 77 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 34 1-person, 8 2-persons,

93 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (5 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Lovejoy township:

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