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Niantic township, IL map Land area: 29.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 896 (all rural)
Males: 440  (49.1%)
Females: 456  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 896 (772 owner occupied, 124 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Niantic township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 34.3
Median age of females: 33.5

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Average household size: 2.73

Niantic township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,176 ($41,354 in 1999)
This township:

$48,176
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $422 (lower quartile is $382, upper quartile is $456)
Here:

$422
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $96,813 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Niantic township:

$96,813
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,886 - $131,702

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $158,149
Here:

$158,149
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $124,049
Here:

$124,049
State:

$35,670
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Niantic.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Niantic township: Long Point Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Long Point Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Sheep Lake (A), Otter Lake (B), Calamus Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willow Branch (A), Goose Neck Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Niantic township: Calamus Lake Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (0% naturalized citizens)

Niantic township:  0.2%
State:  12.3%

56% of Niantic township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 710
  • Northeast: 12
  • Midwest: 66
  • South: 77
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 309
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 34

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,800


Housing units in Niantic township with a mortgage: 146 (20 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 29
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 11
  • 1970 to 1979: 39
  • 1960 to 1969: 52
  • 1950 to 1959: 41
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 164

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 148
  • 4 bedrooms: 60
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Niantic township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 71
  • 2 vehicles: 114
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 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 (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Niantic township:

  • United States or American (24.4%)
  • German (22.0%)
  • English (15.4%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • European (4.1%)
  • Italian (3.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)

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

  • Philippines (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 319 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

99.1% of residents of Niantic township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 879
  • In family households: 807 (223 male householders, 29 female householders)
    215 spouses, 296 children (248 natural, 17 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 7 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72 (41 male householders (34 living alone)), 23 female householders (21 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 113 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 51 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 55 1-person, 7 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

213 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (14 men, 21 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

2.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

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

3.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

14.6%
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 Niantic township:

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