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Palestine township, IL map Land area: 37.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 987 (all rural)
Males: 492  (49.8%)
Females: 495  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 987 (818 owner occupied, 169 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Palestine township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 37.1

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Average household size: 2.83

Palestine township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,910 ($50,859 in 1999)
This township:

$58,910
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $448)
Here:

$370
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,465 (it was $96,500 in 2000)
Palestine township:

$137,465
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,939 - $167,455

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $222,659
Here:

$222,659
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $72,114
Here:

$72,114
State:

$35,670
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Secor.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Palestine township: Colburn Farms (A), Delaney Farms (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Secor Cemetery (1), Centennial Chapel Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Stark Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Olive Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Palestine township: Ridgetop Hill Prairie Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

68% of Palestine township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 94% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 793
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 76
  • South: 45
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Palestine township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 341
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 18

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Palestine township with a mortgage: 118 (4 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 90

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 16
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 30
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • 1960 to 1969: 41
  • 1950 to 1959: 50
  • 1940 to 1949: 25
  • 1939 or earlier: 136

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 42
  • 6 rooms: 69
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 5
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 66
  • 3 bedrooms: 149
  • 4 bedrooms: 66
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palestine township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 153
  • 3 vehicles: 78
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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 (25%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palestine township:

  • German (58.2%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • English (6.7%)
  • United States or American (4.9%)
  • Dutch (4.0%)
  • Croatian (3.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 424 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 32 (6%)
  • Walked: 5 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

98.8% of residents of Palestine township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 60% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 945
  • In family households: 886 (250 male householders, 21 female householders)
    254 spouses, 316 children (293 natural, 2 adopted, 21 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 20 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 59 (24 male householders (17 living alone)), 24 female householders (20 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 106 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 14 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person, 11 2-persons,

200 married couples with children.
40 single-parent households (21 men, 19 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

12.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

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

7.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

3.6%
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 Palestine township:

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