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Plato township, IL map Land area: 33.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,018 (36% urban, 64% rural)
Males: 2,021  (50.3%)
Females: 1,997  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,018 (3,776 owner occupied, 242 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

33%


Races in Plato township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 3.11

Plato township:

3.1 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.31

Estimated median household income in 2009: $94,144 ($83,892 in 1999)
This township:

$94,144
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $910 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $2,099)
Here:

$910
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $416,082 (it was $268,100 in 2000)
Plato township:

$416,082
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $310,498 - $461,750

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $440,525
Here:

$440,525
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $613,113
Here:

$613,113
State:

$249,884
Population density: 120 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

0.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Pingree Grove.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Plato township: Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District Station 4 (A), Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plato township include: Washington Church (A), Country Evangelical Covenant Church (B), Lily Lake Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: L R Baker Cemetery (1), Udina Cemetery (2), North Plato Cemetery (3), Washington Memorial Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 110 (45% naturalized citizens)

Plato township:  2.7%
State:  12.3%

71% of Plato township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% 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: 3175
  • Northeast: 145
  • Midwest: 365
  • South: 105
  • West: 129

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Plato township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,272
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 24
  • 20 to 49: 7

Housing units in Plato township with a mortgage: 830 (42 second mortgage, 206 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 204

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 37
  • 1995 to 1998: 141
  • 1990 to 1994: 128
  • 1980 to 1989: 482
  • 1970 to 1979: 209
  • 1960 to 1969: 46
  • 1950 to 1959: 124
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 136

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 125
  • 6 rooms: 176
  • 7 rooms: 350
  • 8 rooms: 193
  • 9 or more rooms: 344

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 58
  • 3 bedrooms: 611
  • 4 bedrooms: 433
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 104

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plato township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 51
  • 2 vehicles: 671
  • 3 vehicles: 359
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5 or more vehicles: 55

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 42
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Plato township:

  • German (35.3%)
  • Italian (10.2%)
  • English (9.1%)
  • Polish (6.0%)
  • United States or American (5.9%)
  • Irish (5.6%)
  • Swedish (4.3%)

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

  • Guatemala (38%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • Mexico (18%)
  • Pakistan (13%)
  • Greece (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,764 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 104 (5%)
  • Railroad: 53 (3%)
  • Walked: 49 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 107 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

95.9% of residents of Plato township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 39% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,045
  • In family households: 3,852 (1,027 male householders, 87 female householders)
    1,095 spouses, 1,414 children (1,369 natural, 28 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 85 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 50 other relatives, 81 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 193 (101 male householders (44 living alone)), 52 female householders (48 living alone)), 40 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 366 2-persons, 233 3-persons, 303 4-persons, 137 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 92 1-person, 61 2-persons,

1,013 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (18 men, 41 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 72
Here:

11.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

16.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

19.7%
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 Plato township:

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