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McHenry township, IL map Land area: 44.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.
Population: 41,740 (95% urban, 5% rural)
Males: 20,785  (49.8%)
Females: 20,955  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 41,479 (35,025 owner occupied, 6,454 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in McHenry township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 36.6

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Average household size: 2.75

McHenry township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.21

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,080 ($56,631 in 1999)
This township:

$65,080
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $854 (lower quartile is $728, upper quartile is $1,129)
Here:

$854
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $207,145 (it was $142,700 in 2000)
McHenry township:

$207,145
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,748 - $282,286

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $230,658
Here:

$230,658
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,522
Here:

$211,522
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $390,929
Here:

$390,929
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $97,591
Here:

$97,591
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $173,014
Here:

$173,014
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $82,505
Here:

$82,505
State:

$35,670
Population density: 930 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

4.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: McHenry, Wonder Lake, Johnsburg, Pistakee Highlands, Lakemoor, McCullom Lake, Ringwood.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in McHenry township: Chapel Hill Country Club (A), Pioneer Tree Farm (B), McHenry Township Fire Protection District Station 3 (C), McHenry - Nunda Township Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McHenry township include: Faith Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Marys Chapel (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Evangelical Free Church of McHenry (D), Nativity Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Ortend Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Swamps: Warrior Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in McHenry township: Harrison-Benwell County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,988 (40% naturalized citizens)

McHenry township:  4.8%
State:  12.3%

61% of McHenry township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 32190
  • Northeast: 882
  • Midwest: 3978
  • South: 1515
  • West: 872

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $107,100

McHenry 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: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in McHenry township, Illinois:

  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,799
  • One, attached: 250
  • Two: 255
  • 3 or 4: 588
  • 5 to 9: 647
  • 10 to 19: 165
  • 20 to 49: 151
  • 50 or more: 52
  • Mobile homes: 92

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,800


Housing units in McHenry township with a mortgage: 8,938 (1,073 second mortgage, 1,232 home equity loan, 61 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,603

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 436
  • 1995 to 1998: 998
  • 1990 to 1994: 994
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,421
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,483
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,048
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,884
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,076
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,659

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 220
  • 4 rooms: 942
  • 5 rooms: 2,692
  • 6 rooms: 2,839
  • 7 rooms: 2,412
  • 8 rooms: 1,823
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,423

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

  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 176
  • 3 rooms: 471
  • 4 rooms: 773
  • 5 rooms: 588
  • 6 rooms: 311
  • 7 rooms: 131
  • 8 rooms: 120
  • 9 or more rooms: 53

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 262
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,801
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,514
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,454
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 343

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in McHenry township:

  • no bedroom: 91
  • 1 bedroom: 751
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,090
  • 3 bedrooms: 591
  • 4 bedrooms: 159
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 353
  • 1 vehicle: 2,843
  • 2 vehicles: 5,693
  • 3 vehicles: 2,423
  • 4 vehicles: 837
  • 5 or more vehicles: 233

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

  • no vehicle: 268
  • 1 vehicle: 1,368
  • 2 vehicles: 744
  • 3 vehicles: 256
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • 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 (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in McHenry township:

  • German (31.7%)
  • Irish (13.0%)
  • Polish (9.5%)
  • Italian (8.7%)
  • English (5.1%)
  • United States or American (3.6%)
  • Swedish (3.4%)

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

  • Mexico (46%)
  • Poland (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,456 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,805 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 83 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Railroad: 357 (2%)
  • Taxi: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0%)
  • Walked: 243 (1%)
  • Other means: 146 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 493 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in McHenry township, Illinois:

  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

92.4% of residents of McHenry township speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,477
  • In family households: 36,736 (9,227 male householders, 1,950 female householders)
    9,342 spouses, 13,769 children (12,668 natural, 283 adopted, 818 stepchildren), 571 grandchildren, 258 brothers or sisters, 201 parents, 592 other relatives, 826 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,741 (2,070 male householders (1,642 living alone)), 1,835 female householders (1,580 living alone)), 836 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 263 (218 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,166 2-persons, 2,516 3-persons, 2,624 4-persons, 1,257 5-persons, 392 6-persons, 222 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,222 1-person, 571 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 18 5-persons,

9,039 married couples with children.
1,790 single-parent households (520 men, 1,270 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 441
Here:

8.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 214
Here:

8.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 241
Here:

13.8%
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 McHenry township:

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