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Otter Creek township, IL map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,819 (77% urban, 23% rural)
Males: 1,360  (48.2%)
Females: 1,459  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,711 (2,236 owner occupied, 475 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Otter Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.9%
  • Black: 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 42.6
Median age of females: 43.7

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Average household size: 2.51

Otter Creek township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,311 ($45,645 in 1999)
This township:

$60,311
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $358 (lower quartile is $188, upper quartile is $524)
Here:

$358
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $124,153 (it was $85,300 in 2000)
Otter Creek township:

$124,153
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,020 - $183,584

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $146,275
Here:

$146,275
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $423,658
Here:

$423,658
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $161,052
Here:

$161,052
State:

$35,670
Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Church in Otter Creek township: Central Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Funk Cemetery (1), Wolf Creek Cemetery (2), Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery (3), Emery Green Cemetery (4), Saint Stephen Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 31 (39% naturalized citizens)

Otter Creek township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

66% of Otter Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% 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: 2581
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 114
  • South: 83
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $157,100

Otter Creek township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

108 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 964
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 36
  • 5 to 9: 52
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • 50 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 54

Median worth of mobile homes: $82,700


Housing units in Otter Creek township with a mortgage: 415 (11 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 386

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 48
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 107
  • 1970 to 1979: 185
  • 1960 to 1969: 285
  • 1950 to 1959: 212
  • 1940 to 1949: 106
  • 1939 or earlier: 160

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 273
  • 6 rooms: 202
  • 7 rooms: 147
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9 or more rooms: 63

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 82
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 202
  • 3 bedrooms: 526
  • 4 bedrooms: 87
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 29

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otter Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 112
  • 3 bedrooms: 58
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 218
  • 2 vehicles: 431
  • 3 vehicles: 126
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 41
  • 1 vehicle: 128
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Otter Creek township:

  • German (23.1%)
  • Slovak (17.4%)
  • United States or American (12.8%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • English (6.4%)
  • Italian (5.8%)
  • Swedish (2.2%)

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

  • Pakistan (42%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Thailand (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,094 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 80 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

108 people in nursing homes

96.5% of residents of Otter Creek township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,735
  • In family households: 2,460 (666 male householders, 153 female householders)
    670 spouses, 825 children (787 natural, 5 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 40 other relatives, 36 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 275 (127 male householders (115 living alone)), 118 female householders (107 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 112 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 374 2-persons, 197 3-persons, 165 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 222 1-person, 17 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

467 married couples with children.
141 single-parent households (30 men, 111 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 62
Here:

18.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

2.9%
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 Otter Creek township:

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