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Lowe township, IL map Land area: 40.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,622 (all rural)
Males: 772  (47.6%)
Females: 850  (52.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,557 (1,171 owner occupied, 386 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%


Races in Lowe township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 32.5
Median age of females: 35.2

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Average household size: 2.97

Lowe township:

3.0 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.51

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,683 ($36,850 in 1999)
This township:

$42,683
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $438 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $564)
Here:

$438
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,775 (it was $82,200 in 2000)
Lowe township:

$99,775
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,976 - $133,921

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,182
Here:

$155,182
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,279,233
Here:

$1,279,233
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $138,309
Here:

$138,309
State:

$35,670
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lowe township: Lowe Townhall (A), Arthur Rural Fire Protection District (B), Arthur Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Lowe township: Union Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Lowe township:  0.2%
State:  12.3%

65% of Lowe township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1393
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 124
  • South: 68
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,700

Lowe township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.9%

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

65 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 478
  • One, attached: 31
  • Two: 11
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 20 to 49: 8
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $70,000


Housing units in Lowe township with a mortgage: 168 (32 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 159

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 36
  • 1970 to 1979: 105
  • 1960 to 1969: 62
  • 1950 to 1959: 96
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 153

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 100
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 99
  • 3 bedrooms: 187
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 38

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lowe township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 63
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 91
  • 2 vehicles: 175
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 25
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lowe township:

  • German (52.6%)
  • United States or American (14.9%)
  • Irish (6.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4.4%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)

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

  • Canada (75%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 435 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 113 (15%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (7%)
  • Walked: 66 (9%)
  • Other means: 28 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

65 people in nursing homes

71.6% of residents of Lowe township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
28.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,565
  • In family households: 1,427 (379 male householders, 48 female householders)
    356 spouses, 594 children (536 natural, 12 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 0 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 138 (37 male householders (31 living alone)), 91 female householders (86 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 175 2-persons, 76 3-persons, 106 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 117 1-person, 11 2-persons,

440 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (20 men, 28 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

29.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

9.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

9.4%
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 Lowe township:

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