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Ophir township, IL map Land area: 34.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 529 (all rural)
Males: 268  (50.7%)
Females: 261  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 529 (419 owner occupied, 110 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in Ophir township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.4%
  • Black: 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.3%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 37.2
Median age of females: 37.2

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Average household size: 2.81

Ophir township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,864 ($43,036 in 1999)
This township:

$56,864
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $553)
Here:

$430
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $146,131 (it was $100,400 in 2000)
Ophir township:

$146,131
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,839 - $189,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $187,470
Here:

$187,470
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $153,801
Here:

$153,801
State:

$35,670
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Wisner Cemetery (1), Hill Cemetery (2), Dewey Cemetery (3), Davis Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Ophir township:  0.9%
State:  12.3%

76% of Ophir 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, 89% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1458
  • Northeast: 66
  • Midwest: 45
  • South: 175
  • West: 21

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

Ophir township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 623
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 93
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,700


Housing units in Ophir township with a mortgage: 286 (26 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 118

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 39
  • 1990 to 1994: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 78
  • 1970 to 1979: 183
  • 1960 to 1969: 100
  • 1950 to 1959: 48
  • 1940 to 1949: 35
  • 1939 or earlier: 179

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 168
  • 6 rooms: 219
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 100
  • 3 bedrooms: 444
  • 4 bedrooms: 68
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ophir township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 35
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 270
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 70
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 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 (%):



  • Transportation equipment (13%)
  • Machinery (12%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (20%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ophir township:

  • German (37.4%)
  • United States or American (21.6%)
  • English (11.4%)
  • Irish (9.6%)
  • Dutch (5.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)
  • Italian (2.1%)

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

  • United Kingdom (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 747 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 100 (11%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

98.8% of residents of Ophir township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,770
  • In family households: 1,599 (492 male householders, 61 female householders)
    521 spouses, 507 children (472 natural, 12 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 171 (89 male householders (75 living alone)), 57 female householders (52 living alone)), 25 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 293 2-persons, 97 3-persons, 112 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 127 1-person, 12 2-persons, 7 4-persons,

137 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (2 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

11.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

3.6%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

11.8%
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 Ophir township:

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