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Rich township, IL map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 67,623 (100% urban, 0% rural)
Males: 31,347  (46.4%)
Females: 36,276  (53.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 66,744 (56,109 owner occupied, 10,635 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Rich township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 43.7%
  • Black: 49.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 39.6

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Average household size: 2.64

Rich township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $63,632 ($55,618 in 1999)
This township:

$63,632
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $856 (lower quartile is $655, upper quartile is $952)
Here:

$856
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $204,635 (it was $120,700 in 2000)
Rich township:

$204,635
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,616 - $304,580

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $261,589
Here:

$261,589
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,418
Here:

$163,418
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $224,893
Here:

$224,893
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,552
Here:

$207,552
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,645
Here:

$143,645
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $58,546
Here:

$58,546
State:

$35,670
Population density: 1860 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

5.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Park Forest, Matteson, Richton Park, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields.


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Number of foreign born residents: 2,980 (60% naturalized citizens)

Rich township:  4.4%
State:  12.3%

60% of Rich township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 48756
  • Northeast: 1690
  • Midwest: 5422
  • South: 7571
  • West: 892

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $123,600

Rich township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Rich township, Illinois:

  • 405 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,097
  • One, attached: 3,320
  • Two: 181
  • 3 or 4: 814
  • 5 to 9: 1,338
  • 10 to 19: 654
  • 20 to 49: 666
  • 50 or more: 1,227
  • Mobile homes: 1,003

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,500


Housing units in Rich township with a mortgage: 13,983 (1,549 second mortgage, 1,570 home equity loan, 64 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,764

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 689
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,838
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,549
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,416
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,649
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,930
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,560
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,899
  • 1939 or earlier: 770

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 334
  • 4 rooms: 1,427
  • 5 rooms: 3,362
  • 6 rooms: 4,665
  • 7 rooms: 4,201
  • 8 rooms: 3,764
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,868

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

  • 1 room: 112
  • 2 rooms: 415
  • 3 rooms: 978
  • 4 rooms: 1,043
  • 5 rooms: 1,073
  • 6 rooms: 528
  • 7 rooms: 239
  • 8 rooms: 148
  • 9 or more rooms: 33

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

  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 288
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,314
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,777
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,344
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 934

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rich township:

  • no bedroom: 142
  • 1 bedroom: 1,450
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,063
  • 3 bedrooms: 754
  • 4 bedrooms: 145
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 618
  • 1 vehicle: 6,851
  • 2 vehicles: 9,643
  • 3 vehicles: 2,710
  • 4 vehicles: 708
  • 5 or more vehicles: 138

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

  • no vehicle: 904
  • 1 vehicle: 2,538
  • 2 vehicles: 948
  • 3 vehicles: 142
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rich township:

  • German (9.7%)
  • Irish (6.9%)
  • Italian (5.0%)
  • Polish (4.7%)
  • English (3.4%)
  • United States or American (2.7%)
  • African (1.8%)

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

  • Philippines (12%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (10%)
  • Nigeria (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24,282 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 2,927 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 144 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 399 (1%)
  • Railroad: 2,998 (9%)
  • Taxi: 22 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 466 (1%)
  • Other means: 283 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 729 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Rich township, Illinois:

  • 405 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 382 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes

92.9% of residents of Rich township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (88% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 66,743
  • In family households: 58,830 (13,031 male householders, 5,270 female householders)
    13,477 spouses, 21,704 children (19,610 natural, 849 adopted, 1,245 stepchildren), 1,842 grandchildren, 561 brothers or sisters, 553 parents, 1,217 other relatives, 1,175 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,913 (2,424 male householders (1,934 living alone)), 4,492 female householders (4,189 living alone)), 997 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 881 (792 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,132 2-persons, 4,564 3-persons, 3,751 4-persons, 1,789 5-persons, 689 6-persons, 376 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 6,123 1-person, 677 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 13 5-persons,

11,266 married couples with children.
4,253 single-parent households (672 men, 3,581 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,334
Here:

15.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 554
Here:

13.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 905
Here:

24.5%
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 Rich township:

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