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Middleport township, IL map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,784 (87% urban, 13% rural)
Males: 2,291  (47.9%)
Females: 2,493  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,606 (3,013 owner occupied, 1,593 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

33%


Races in Middleport township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.7%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 41.8

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Average household size: 2.33

Middleport township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,594 ($35,909 in 1999)
This township:

$41,594
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $186 (lower quartile is $161, upper quartile is $417)
Here:

$186
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,073 (it was $99,500 in 2000)
Middleport township:

$127,073
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,511 - $174,360

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $208,104
Here:

$208,104
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $306,583
Here:

$306,583
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $96,501
Here:

$96,501
State:

$35,670
Population density: 131 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

11.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Watseka.


Click to draw/clear Middleport township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Lyman Cemetery (2), Gard Army of the Republic Cemetery (3), Roberts Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Middleport township: Bonnies Prairie Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

71% of Middleport township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 98% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 520
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 33
  • South: 5
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Middleport township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Middleport township, Illinois:

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 235
  • One, attached: 5
  • Mobile homes: 59
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,700


Housing units in Middleport township with a mortgage: 63 (7 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 27
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 56
  • 1970 to 1979: 64
  • 1960 to 1969: 34
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 24
  • 1939 or earlier: 74

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 37
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 49
  • 3 bedrooms: 88
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middleport township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 98
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (27%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Middleport township:

  • German (47.9%)
  • Norwegian (13.9%)
  • Swedish (8.6%)
  • Irish (7.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.1%)
  • English (3.1%)
  • Czech (2.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 230 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (4%)
  • Walked: 13 (4%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 45 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

People in group quarters in Middleport township, Illinois:

  • 151 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

98.3% of residents of Middleport township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 578
  • In family households: 514 (142 male householders, 15 female householders)
    154 spouses, 189 children (179 natural, 7 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 64 (43 male householders (37 living alone)), 16 female householders (16 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 73 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 53 1-person, 6 2-persons,

667 married couples with children.
345 single-parent households (70 men, 275 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

17.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Middleport township:

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