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Mount Erie township, IL map Land area: 53.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 407 (all rural)
Males: 220  (54.1%)
Females: 187  (45.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 407 (319 owner occupied, 88 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%


Races in Mount Erie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 41.1

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Average household size: 2.45

Mount Erie township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,853 ($27,500 in 1999)
This township:

$31,853
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $298 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $330)
Here:

$298
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $84,382 (it was $65,000 in 2000)
Mount Erie township:

$84,382
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,930 - $112,082

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $167,477
Here:

$167,477
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $117,254
Here:

$117,254
State:

$35,670
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

7.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Mount Erie.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Mount Erie Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mount Erie township include: Forest Ridge Church (A), McKendree Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walker Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), Locust Grove Cemetery (3), Moutray Cemetery (4), McKendrie Cemetery (5), Scott Cemetery (6), Crews Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Old River Lake (A), Goose Pond (B), Half Moon Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Moutray Slough (A), Miller Creek (B), Clear Pond Slough (C), Newton Branch (D), Hughes Branch (E), Taylor Branch (F), Gum Branch (G), Grove Creek (H), Gentry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Mount Erie township:  0.5%
State:  12.3%

72% of Mount Erie 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, 62% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 316
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 60
  • South: 13
  • West: 4

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 141
  • Mobile homes: 43

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Mount Erie township with a mortgage: 25 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 15
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 23
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 51

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mount Erie township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Erie township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mount Erie township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 51
  • 3 bedrooms: 67
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Erie township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Erie township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 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 (34%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Computer and electronic products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction laborers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mount Erie township:

  • United States or American (56.6%)
  • German (18.0%)
  • English (12.2%)
  • Irish (4.2%)
  • Dutch (1.1%)
  • Norwegian (1.1%)

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

  • Portugal (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 106 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 14 (10%)
  • Walked: 3 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

98.6% of residents of Mount Erie township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 395
  • In family households: 358 (103 male householders, 14 female householders)
    110 spouses, 109 children (101 natural, 3 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 9 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37 (11 male householders (9 living alone)), 22 female householders (20 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 57 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 4 2-persons,

61 married couples with children.
17 single-parent households (2 men, 15 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Mount Erie township:

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