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Ridott township, IL map Land area: 53.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,510 (all rural)
Males: 767  (50.8%)
Females: 743  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,510 (1,233 owner occupied, 277 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in Ridott township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.74

Ridott township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,295 ($49,464 in 1999)
This township:

$57,295
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $262, upper quartile is $576)
Here:

$455
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,544 (it was $95,300 in 2000)
Ridott township:

$123,544
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,385 - $153,171

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $226,470
Here:

$226,470
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $930,434
Here:

$930,434
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $200,307
Here:

$200,307
State:

$35,670
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: German Valley, Ridott.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: German Valley Fire Protection District Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Ridott township include: Ridott Christian Reformed Church (A), Silver Creek Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wagner Cemetery (1), Ridott Christian Reformed Cemetery (2), Ridott Christian Cemetery (3), Ridott Center Cemetery (4), State Road Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Morrison Spring Branch (A), Miller Creek (B), Rock Run (C), Pink Creek (D), Grove Creek (E), Winneshiek Creek (F), Wickham Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (70% naturalized citizens)

Ridott township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

77% of Ridott township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1272
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 194
  • South: 16
  • West: 12
Ridott township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 546
  • One, attached: 10
  • 3 or 4: 11
  • 10 to 19: 17
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $66,900


Housing units in Ridott township with a mortgage: 209 (20 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 81
  • 1970 to 1979: 77
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 79
  • 1940 to 1949: 27
  • 1939 or earlier: 300

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 96
  • 7 rooms: 132
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 61
  • 3 bedrooms: 252
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 35

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ridott township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 85
  • 2 vehicles: 213
  • 3 vehicles: 103
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ridott township:

  • German (55.9%)
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • English (5.7%)
  • Swedish (5.3%)
  • United States or American (4.7%)
  • Italian (4.3%)
  • Dutch (2.1%)

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

  • Germany (50%)
  • Sweden (30%)
  • Canada (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 647 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 25 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (3%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 101 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Wood (1%)

98.1% of residents of Ridott township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,518
  • In family households: 1,333 (353 male householders, 41 female householders)
    374 spouses, 545 children (501 natural, 14 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 185 (75 male householders (48 living alone)), 61 female householders (51 living alone)), 49 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 155 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 99 1-person, 25 2-persons, 12 3-persons,

344 married couples with children.
46 single-parent households (17 men, 29 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

7.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

15.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

19.5%
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 Ridott township:

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