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Preston township, IL map Land area: 40.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 1,345 (all rural)
Males: 656  (48.8%)
Females: 689  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,334 (1,163 owner occupied, 171 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%


Races in Preston township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.0
Median age of females: 41.4

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Average household size: 2.48

Preston township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,220 ($33,860 in 1999)
This township:

$39,220
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $283, upper quartile is $345)
Here:

$312
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,147 (it was $75,300 in 2000)
Preston township:

$91,147
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,090 - $171,097

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $199,018
Here:

$199,018
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $31,699
Here:

$31,699
State:

$35,670
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Preston township: Clover Farms (A), Richland Country Club (B), Fox Creek Vineyards (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Preston township: Saron Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Trobaugh Cemetery (1), Saron Cemetery (2), Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery (3), McBurg Cemetery (4), Dundas Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: M D Borah Lake (A), East Fork Lake (B), Vernor Lake (C), Webber Lake (D), Olney Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Camp Branch (B), Long Branch (C), Jack Oak Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

63% of Preston township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1110
  • Northeast: 16
  • Midwest: 148
  • South: 34
  • West: 17

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500

Preston township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

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

11 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 494
  • Mobile homes: 111

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Preston township with a mortgage: 198 (9 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 98

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 51
  • 1980 to 1989: 122
  • 1970 to 1979: 128
  • 1960 to 1969: 76
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 108

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 87
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 119
  • 3 bedrooms: 221
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Preston township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 126
  • 2 vehicles: 169
  • 3 vehicles: 142
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 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 (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (20%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Private households (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Preston township:

  • German (32.3%)
  • United States or American (22.4%)
  • Irish (12.2%)
  • English (7.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.2%)
  • European (5.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 571 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 43 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)

11 people in nursing homes

97.6% of residents of Preston township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,328
  • In family households: 1,244 (349 male householders, 64 female householders)
    380 spouses, 411 children (358 natural, 7 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 9 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (25 male householders (25 living alone)), 59 female householders (59 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 208 2-persons, 56 3-persons, 112 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 84 1-person,

230 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (11 men, 43 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

26.1%
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: 9
Here:

11.7%
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 Preston township:

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