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Mount Zion township, IL map Land area: 42.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 6,324 (76% urban, 24% rural)
Males: 3,177  (50.2%)
Females: 3,147  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 6,265 (5,395 owner occupied, 870 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Mount Zion township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 38.1
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.65

Mount Zion township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,029 ($55,820 in 1999)
This township:

$65,029
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $481 (lower quartile is $400, upper quartile is $566)
Here:

$481
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,336 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Mount Zion township:

$124,336
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,563 - $186,995

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $183,454
Here:

$183,454
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,404
Here:

$185,404
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $103,176
Here:

$103,176
State:

$35,670
Population density: 148 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.0%
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: Mount Zion.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Camp Warren (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Zion township include: Fort Daniel Conservation Area (1), Spitler Woods Nature Preserve (2), Spitler Woods State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 78 (60% naturalized citizens)

Mount Zion township:  1.2%
State:  12.3%

57% of Mount Zion township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 4898
  • Northeast: 127
  • Midwest: 716
  • South: 289
  • West: 161

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,600

Mount Zion township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

59 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,027
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 51
  • 5 to 9: 222
  • 10 to 19: 109
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Mount Zion township with a mortgage: 1,341 (94 second mortgage, 129 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 458

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 93
  • 1995 to 1998: 93
  • 1990 to 1994: 186
  • 1980 to 1989: 302
  • 1970 to 1979: 819
  • 1960 to 1969: 535
  • 1950 to 1959: 196
  • 1940 to 1949: 55
  • 1939 or earlier: 162

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 75
  • 5 rooms: 321
  • 6 rooms: 485
  • 7 rooms: 571
  • 8 rooms: 215
  • 9 or more rooms: 236

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

  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 103
  • 4 rooms: 155
  • 5 rooms: 104
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 146
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,382
  • 4 bedrooms: 321
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 43

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Zion township:

  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 197
  • 2 bedrooms: 153
  • 3 bedrooms: 79
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 220
  • 2 vehicles: 1,132
  • 3 vehicles: 427
  • 4 vehicles: 102
  • 5 or more vehicles: 22

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

  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 271
  • 2 vehicles: 111
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Food (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mount Zion township:

  • German (31.2%)
  • United States or American (19.5%)
  • English (13.5%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • Italian (2.7%)
  • Norwegian (2.3%)
  • Swedish (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (38%)
  • Korea (27%)
  • Philippines (22%)
  • Germany (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,007 (92%)
  • Carpooled: 115 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 16 (0%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 99 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

59 people in nursing homes

97.0% of residents of Mount Zion township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English well, 63% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,255
  • In family households: 5,706 (1,560 male householders, 321 female householders)
    1,662 spouses, 1,971 children (1,771 natural, 66 adopted, 134 stepchildren), 79 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 62 other relatives, 20 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 549 (264 male householders (212 living alone)), 223 female householders (212 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 58 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 811 2-persons, 425 3-persons, 434 4-persons, 159 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 424 1-person, 55 2-persons, 8 3-persons,

1,416 married couples with children.
234 single-parent households (50 men, 184 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

2.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

7.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

8.6%
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 Zion township:

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