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Persifer township, IL map Land area: 34.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 960 (all rural)
Males: 498  (51.9%)
Females: 462  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 960 (870 owner occupied, 90 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

33%


Races in Persifer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 48.4
Median age of females: 49.1

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Average household size: 2.36

Persifer township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.60

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,301 ($46,016 in 1999)
This township:

$53,301
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $409 (lower quartile is $221, upper quartile is $460)
Here:

$409
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $121,486 (it was $95,900 in 2000)
Persifer township:

$121,486
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,345 - $224,895

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $237,350
Here:

$237,350
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $626,569
Here:

$626,569
State:

$249,884
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Appleton Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Persifer township: Maxey Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bradford Cemetery (1), Myers Cemetery (2), Trenton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Spoon Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: North Creek (A), Middle Creek (B), Court Creek (C), Sugar Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 17 (100% naturalized citizens)

Persifer township:  1.8%
State:  12.3%

56% of Persifer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 720
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 115
  • South: 17
  • West: 4

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $275,000

Persifer township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 522
  • One, attached: 9
  • Mobile homes: 4

Housing units in Persifer township with a mortgage: 200 (3 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 101

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 74
  • 1990 to 1994: 68
  • 1980 to 1989: 87
  • 1970 to 1979: 154
  • 1960 to 1969: 13
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 103

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 40
  • 5 rooms: 74
  • 6 rooms: 56
  • 7 rooms: 95
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9 or more rooms: 37

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 78
  • 3 bedrooms: 213
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Persifer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 47
  • 2 vehicles: 197
  • 3 vehicles: 86
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (30%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Persifer township:

  • German (23.1%)
  • English (22.8%)
  • United States or American (14.7%)
  • Irish (11.4%)
  • Swedish (9.9%)
  • European (2.9%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)

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

  • Greece (59%)
  • Vietnam (24%)
  • Mexico (18%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 353 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 65 (15%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (4%)

95.8% of residents of Persifer township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 901
  • In family households: 827 (284 male householders, 18 female householders)
    300 spouses, 193 children (179 natural, 9 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 15 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 74 (32 male householders (20 living alone)), 29 female householders (26 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 182 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person, 15 2-persons,

138 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (10 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 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 Persifer township:

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