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Nettle Creek township, IL map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 467 (all rural)
Males: 249  (53.3%)
Females: 218  (46.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 467 (369 owner occupied, 98 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Nettle Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 38.4

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Average household size: 2.80

Nettle Creek township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $78,990 ($68,194 in 1999)
This township:

$78,990
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $764 (lower quartile is $645, upper quartile is $785)
Here:

$764
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $326,975 (it was $216,100 in 2000)
Nettle Creek township:

$326,975
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $234,047 - $407,669

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $336,726
Here:

$336,726
State:

$252,233
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Holderman and Hoge Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Long Point Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (67% naturalized citizens)

Nettle Creek township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

63% of Nettle Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 392
  • Northeast: 17
  • Midwest: 44
  • South: 32
  • West: 1

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $145,800

Nettle Creek township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 188

Housing units in Nettle Creek township with a mortgage: 89 (18 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 47
  • 1990 to 1994: 22
  • 1980 to 1989: 15
  • 1970 to 1979: 6
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 5
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 79

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Nettle Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nettle Creek township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Nettle Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 76
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Nettle Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 88
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Nettle Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Nettle Creek township:

  • German (30.6%)
  • Norwegian (20.5%)
  • Irish (9.5%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • Italian (7.6%)
  • Dutch (3.7%)
  • Slovak (3.4%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (67%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 204 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (12%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

96.9% of residents of Nettle Creek township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 489
  • In family households: 476 (151 male householders, 5 female householders)
    163 spouses, 149 children (135 natural, 5 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13 (8 male householders (7 living alone)), 3 female householders (3 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 72 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 10 1-person, 1 2-persons,

107 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (7 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

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

7.4%
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 Nettle Creek township:

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