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Pontoosuc township, IL map Land area: 18.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population: 423 (all rural)
Males: 213  (50.4%)
Females: 210  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 423 (368 owner occupied, 55 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%


Races in Pontoosuc township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.4%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%

Median age of males: 39.5
Median age of females: 40.8

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Average household size: 2.47

Pontoosuc township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,541 ($35,000 in 1999)
This township:

$40,541
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $265 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $297)
Here:

$265
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $60,437 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Pontoosuc township:

$60,437
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,853 - $149,075

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $154,454
Here:

$154,454
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $69,749
Here:

$69,749
State:

$35,670
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Pontoosuc.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Little Family Cemetery (1), Myers Cemetery (2), Tull Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (50% naturalized citizens)

Pontoosuc township:  0.9%
State:  12.3%

67% of Pontoosuc township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 158
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 251
  • South: 9
  • West: 35

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 144
  • Mobile homes: 74
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,300


Housing units in Pontoosuc township with a mortgage: 31 (5 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1
  • 1995 to 1998: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 15
  • 1970 to 1979: 44
  • 1960 to 1969: 31
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 62

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 51
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 90
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pontoosuc township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 47
  • 2 vehicles: 52
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 12
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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 (19%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Rail transportation (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Warehousing and storage (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Paper (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Pontoosuc township:

  • German (30.5%)
  • United States or American (17.6%)
  • Irish (15.4%)
  • English (10.7%)
  • Scottish (5.9%)
  • Swedish (5.5%)
  • Italian (3.3%)

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

  • Korea (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 202 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 9 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Other means: 4 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

99.5% of residents of Pontoosuc 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: 461
  • In family households: 412 (91 male householders, 37 female householders)
    100 spouses, 166 children (155 natural, 4 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 3 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 49 (21 male householders (19 living alone)), 23 female householders (21 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 45 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 40 1-person, 4 2-persons,

79 married couples with children.
17 single-parent households (4 men, 13 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

4.4%
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 Pontoosuc township:

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