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Proviso township, IL map Land area: 29.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 155,831 (all urban)
Males: 74,319  (47.7%)
Females: 81,512  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 154,024 (112,450 owner occupied, 41,574 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%


Races in Proviso township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 42.7%
  • Black: 36.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 2.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 17.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.4
Median age of females: 36.9

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Average household size: 2.75

Proviso township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.37

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,012 ($48,958 in 1999)
This township:

$56,012
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $829 (lower quartile is $733, upper quartile is $970)
Here:

$829
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $239,221 (it was $141,100 in 2000)
Proviso township:

$239,221
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $178,736 - $290,935

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $251,353
Here:

$251,353
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $285,247
Here:

$285,247
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $288,845
Here:

$288,845
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,665
Here:

$297,665
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,130
Here:

$196,130
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $55,105
Here:

$55,105
State:

$35,670
Population density: 5251 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

7.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Maywood, Melrose Park, Bellwood, Brookfield, Westchester, Forest Park, La Grange Park.


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Number of foreign born residents: 22,176 (40% naturalized citizens)

Proviso township:  14.2%
State:  12.3%

63% of Proviso township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 105332
  • Northeast: 2375
  • Midwest: 6424
  • South: 16715
  • West: 1703

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $133,300

Proviso township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Proviso township, Illinois:

  • 960 people in nursing homes
  • 365 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 128 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 124 people in religious group quarters
  • 119 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 23 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind
  • 3 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,793
  • One, attached: 2,239
  • Two: 5,247
  • 3 or 4: 4,428
  • 5 to 9: 4,303
  • 10 to 19: 2,316
  • 20 to 49: 2,408
  • 50 or more: 1,711
  • Mobile homes: 694

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,500


Housing units in Proviso township with a mortgage: 22,740 (2,259 second mortgage, 2,536 home equity loan, 109 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,350

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 275
  • 1995 to 1998: 506
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,007
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,072
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,863
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,689
  • 1950 to 1959: 19,023
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,738
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,966

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

  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 371
  • 3 rooms: 1,098
  • 4 rooms: 3,607
  • 5 rooms: 11,270
  • 6 rooms: 9,794
  • 7 rooms: 6,495
  • 8 rooms: 3,671
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,460

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

  • 1 room: 791
  • 2 rooms: 1,335
  • 3 rooms: 3,982
  • 4 rooms: 5,382
  • 5 rooms: 3,606
  • 6 rooms: 1,390
  • 7 rooms: 515
  • 8 rooms: 139
  • 9 or more rooms: 111

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

  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 1,506
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,241
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,305
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,230
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,342

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Proviso township:

  • no bedroom: 1,039
  • 1 bedroom: 6,276
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,119
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,353
  • 4 bedrooms: 387
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 77

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

  • no vehicle: 2,180
  • 1 vehicle: 13,358
  • 2 vehicles: 16,591
  • 3 vehicles: 5,122
  • 4 vehicles: 1,232
  • 5 or more vehicles: 342

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

  • no vehicle: 3,381
  • 1 vehicle: 9,417
  • 2 vehicles: 3,675
  • 3 vehicles: 602
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5 or more vehicles: 102

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Proviso township:

  • Italian (9.2%)
  • German (7.9%)
  • Irish (6.9%)
  • Polish (5.3%)
  • Czech (2.1%)
  • English (1.8%)
  • United States or American (1.7%)

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

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • India (4%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Cuba (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51,465 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 8,413 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,955 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,892 (3%)
  • Railroad: 1,688 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 158 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 20 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 172 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,830 (3%)
  • Other means: 403 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,445 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Proviso township, Illinois:

  • 960 people in nursing homes
  • 365 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 128 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 124 people in religious group quarters
  • 119 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 23 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind
  • 3 people in other group homes

77.4% of residents of Proviso township speak English at home.
16.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,019
  • In family households: 133,285 (26,784 male householders, 11,846 female householders)
    26,912 spouses, 48,943 children (45,562 natural, 1,387 adopted, 1,994 stepchildren), 6,036 grandchildren, 2,939 brothers or sisters, 1,713 parents, 4,758 other relatives, 3,354 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,734 (7,404 male householders (6,079 living alone)), 10,061 female householders (8,958 living alone)), 3,269 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,812 (1,122 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,909 2-persons, 8,824 3-persons, 7,717 4-persons, 4,430 5-persons, 1,882 6-persons, 1,868 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 15,037 1-person, 1,987 2-persons, 240 3-persons, 119 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons,

24,316 married couples with children.
8,936 single-parent households (1,666 men, 7,270 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,936
Here:

16.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,531
Here:

18.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,668
Here:

23.6%
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 Proviso township:

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