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Marengo township, IL map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 7,239 (81% urban, 19% rural)
Males: 3,601  (49.7%)
Females: 3,638  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,178 (5,074 owner occupied, 2,104 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%


Races in Marengo township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 87.2%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 34.2
Median age of females: 35.3

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Average household size: 2.70

Marengo township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.21

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,422 ($52,578 in 1999)
This township:

$60,422
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $701 (lower quartile is $574, upper quartile is $966)
Here:

$701
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $208,016 (it was $143,300 in 2000)
Marengo township:

$208,016
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $172,971 - $253,646

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $221,905
Here:

$221,905
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $305,943
Here:

$305,943
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $348,004
Here:

$348,004
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $131,018
Here:

$131,018
State:

$35,670
Population density: 202 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Marengo.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Marengo township: Deneen Farms (A), Marengo Farms (B), Pierce Farms (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 477 (35% naturalized citizens)

Marengo township:  6.6%
State:  12.3%

54% of Marengo township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 5330
  • Northeast: 197
  • Midwest: 631
  • South: 242
  • West: 261

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $145,000

Marengo township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Marengo township, Illinois:

  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,847
  • One, attached: 129
  • Two: 200
  • 3 or 4: 136
  • 5 to 9: 214
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 to 49: 31
  • Mobile homes: 125

Median worth of mobile homes: $92,000


Housing units in Marengo township with a mortgage: 1,178 (103 second mortgage, 254 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 407

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 68
  • 1995 to 1998: 188
  • 1990 to 1994: 347
  • 1980 to 1989: 269
  • 1970 to 1979: 415
  • 1960 to 1969: 243
  • 1950 to 1959: 343
  • 1940 to 1949: 171
  • 1939 or earlier: 698

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 161
  • 5 rooms: 365
  • 6 rooms: 453
  • 7 rooms: 255
  • 8 rooms: 234
  • 9 or more rooms: 302

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

  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 123
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 166
  • 5 rooms: 244
  • 6 rooms: 70
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 400
  • 3 bedrooms: 963
  • 4 bedrooms: 303
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 95

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marengo township:

  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 238
  • 2 bedrooms: 345
  • 3 bedrooms: 166
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 501
  • 2 vehicles: 963
  • 3 vehicles: 200
  • 4 vehicles: 123
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 41
  • 1 vehicle: 450
  • 2 vehicles: 269
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 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 (17%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Marengo township:

  • German (35.8%)
  • Polish (8.9%)
  • Italian (8.0%)
  • United States or American (7.5%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • Swedish (3.8%)
  • English (3.6%)

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

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Other Northern Europe (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Indonesia (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Japan (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,093 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 315 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 38 (1%)
  • Railroad: 42 (1%)
  • Walked: 99 (3%)
  • Other means: 36 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 102 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Marengo township, Illinois:

  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

89.9% of residents of Marengo township speak English at home.
8.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (31% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,123
  • In family households: 6,325 (1,553 male householders, 375 female householders)
    1,674 spouses, 2,499 children (2,261 natural, 116 adopted, 122 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 48 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 45 other relatives, 79 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 798 (399 male householders (347 living alone)), 290 female householders (263 living alone)), 109 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 61 (48 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 770 2-persons, 381 3-persons, 467 4-persons, 205 5-persons, 89 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 610 1-person, 64 2-persons, 12 4-persons, 3 5-persons,

1,595 married couples with children.
400 single-parent households (99 men, 301 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

8.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

4.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

11.0%
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 Marengo township:

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