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Ridge township, IL map Land area: 35.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 454 (all rural)
Males: 227  (50.0%)
Females: 227  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 454 (409 owner occupied, 45 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

33%


Races in Ridge township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.61

Ridge township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,463 ($39,250 in 1999)
This township:

$45,463
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $357, upper quartile is $384)
Here:

$370
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $60,862 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Ridge township:

$60,862
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,301 - $98,349

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $107,376
Here:

$107,376
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $216,228
Here:

$216,228
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $12,793
Here:

$12,793
State:

$35,670
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Washington Cemetery (1), Brunswick Cemetery (2), Plank Cemetery (3), Craig Cemetery (4), Henton Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

67% of Ridge township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 501
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 25
  • South: 6
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Ridge township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 194
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Ridge township with a mortgage: 70 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 19
  • 1970 to 1979: 10
  • 1960 to 1969: 5
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 161

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 65
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ridge township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 103
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 2
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Paper (19%)
  • Machinery (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (29%)
  • Paper (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (22%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ridge township:

  • German (35.2%)
  • United States or American (26.1%)
  • English (16.5%)
  • Irish (11.9%)
  • Scandinavian (2.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.9%)
  • Welsh (1.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 182 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 35 (15%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (93%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

99.0% of residents of Ridge township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 542
  • In family households: 505 (157 male householders, 9 female householders)
    157 spouses, 162 children (136 natural, 2 adopted, 24 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 5 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37 (19 male householders (19 living alone)), 18 female householders (18 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 63 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person,

86 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (12 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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: 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 Ridge township:

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