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Meriden township, IL map Land area: 35.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 318 (all rural)
Males: 170  (53.5%)
Females: 148  (46.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 318 (238 owner occupied, 80 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%


Races in Meriden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.7%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 39.6

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Average household size: 2.56

Meriden township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.09

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,156 ($42,500 in 1999)
This township:

$56,156
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $637 (lower quartile is $495, upper quartile is $874)
Here:

$637
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $171,311 (it was $117,700 in 2000)
Meriden township:

$171,311
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $96,865 - $219,986

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $201,227
Here:

$201,227
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,121,327
Here:

$1,121,327
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $83,226
Here:

$83,226
State:

$35,670
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

14.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Meriden township: New Life Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fourmile Grove Cemetery (1), Tripp Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

71% of Meriden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 284
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 20
  • South: 5
  • West: 2
Meriden township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 125
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Meriden township with a mortgage: 42 (2 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • 1960 to 1969: 2
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 89

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meriden township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Meriden township:

  • German (36.2%)
  • United States or American (12.1%)
  • Irish (11.6%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • Norwegian (6.0%)
  • Polish (6.0%)
  • Swedish (6.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 112 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (10%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (3%)
  • Walked: 9 (6%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

96.8% of residents of Meriden township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (29% speak English well, 71% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 311
  • In family households: 274 (67 male householders, 14 female householders)
    67 spouses, 103 children (97 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 6 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37 (18 male householders (16 living alone)), 17 female householders (17 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 29 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 33 1-person, 2 2-persons,

63 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (3 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

24.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

20.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

18.2%
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 Meriden township:

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