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Mechanicsburg township, IL map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,116 (all rural)
Males: 1,059  (50.0%)
Females: 1,057  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,116 (1,777 owner occupied, 339 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Mechanicsburg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.6
Median age of females: 38.3

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Average household size: 2.54

Mechanicsburg township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,749 ($44,583 in 1999)
This township:

$54,749
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $444 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $485)
Here:

$444
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $107,448 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Mechanicsburg township:

$107,448
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,154 - $135,470

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,231
Here:

$173,231
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $554,058
Here:

$554,058
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $138,180
Here:

$138,180
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $84,141
Here:

$84,141
State:

$35,670
Population density: 58 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Buffalo, Dawson, Mechanicsburg.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemeteries: Pickerell Cemetery (1), Sangamon County Home Cemetery (2), Mechanicsburg Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Timber Acres Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: North Fork Clear Creek (A), Griffith Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (89% naturalized citizens)

Mechanicsburg township:  0.9%
State:  12.3%

65% of Mechanicsburg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1869
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 142
  • South: 69
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

Mechanicsburg township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 682
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 31
  • Mobile homes: 167

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,300


Housing units in Mechanicsburg township with a mortgage: 298 (33 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 190

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 60
  • 1990 to 1994: 71
  • 1980 to 1989: 149
  • 1970 to 1979: 164
  • 1960 to 1969: 74
  • 1950 to 1959: 88
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 237

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 144
  • 6 rooms: 211
  • 7 rooms: 88
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9 or more rooms: 54

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 35
  • 5 rooms: 42
  • 6 rooms: 33
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 157
  • 3 bedrooms: 376
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mechanicsburg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 85
  • 3 bedrooms: 36
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 165
  • 2 vehicles: 332
  • 3 vehicles: 112
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 96
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Air transportation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mechanicsburg township:

  • German (26.0%)
  • English (20.3%)
  • Irish (12.0%)
  • United States or American (10.8%)
  • Italian (4.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.6%)

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

  • Germany (39%)
  • India (33%)
  • Canada (17%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 904 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 218 (18%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 23 (2%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Electricity (7%)

98.4% of residents of Mechanicsburg township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,137
  • In family households: 1,867 (492 male householders, 121 female householders)
    498 spouses, 681 children (583 natural, 32 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 3 other relatives, 40 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 270 (105 male householders (86 living alone)), 136 female householders (123 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 245 2-persons, 175 3-persons, 120 4-persons, 64 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 209 1-person, 29 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

393 married couples with children.
131 single-parent households (35 men, 96 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

1.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

8.3%
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 Mechanicsburg township:

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