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Ora township, IL map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 427 (all rural)
Males: 218  (51.1%)
Females: 209  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 427 (383 owner occupied, 44 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

33%


Races in Ora township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 36.6

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Average household size: 2.60

Ora township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,674 ($42,885 in 1999)
This township:

$49,674
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $357, upper quartile is $384)
Here:

$370
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $143,995 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Ora township:

$143,995
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,932 - $181,749

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,394
Here:

$181,394
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $772,568
Here:

$772,568
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $162,394
Here:

$162,394
State:

$35,670
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemeteries: Birkner Cemetery (1), Williamson Cemetery (2), Joubert Cemetery (3), Graff Cemetery (4), King Cemetery (5), Ditzler Cemetery (6), Creek Paum Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

53% of Ora township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 417
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 7
  • West: 7
Ora township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.9%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 163
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $91,700


Housing units in Ora township with a mortgage: 30 (6 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 47
  • 1960 to 1969: 13
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 39

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 101
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ora township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Printing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ora township:

  • German (48.9%)
  • English (10.7%)
  • United States or American (10.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.8%)
  • Italian (6.8%)
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 238 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 35 (12%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (49%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

99.5% of residents of Ora township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 453
  • In family households: 432 (119 male householders, 21 female householders)
    138 spouses, 143 children (124 natural, 5 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21 (8 male householders (8 living alone)), 10 female householders (7 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 50 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 15 1-person, 3 2-persons,

92 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (3 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

12.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

30.0%
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 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 Ora township:

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