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Riley township, IL map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,811 (24% urban, 76% rural)
Males: 924  (51.0%)
Females: 887  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,811 (1,526 owner occupied, 285 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Riley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.4%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.7
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.83

Riley township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $77,831 ($67,727 in 1999)
This township:

$77,831
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $874 (lower quartile is $783, upper quartile is $1,192)
Here:

$874
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $319,355 (it was $220,000 in 2000)
Riley township:

$319,355
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $225,194 - $394,201

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $404,992
Here:

$404,992
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $452,105
Here:

$452,105
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $330,459
Here:

$330,459
State:

$282,193
Population density: 50 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Riley township: Burrows Farms (A), Burke Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Barber Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Spring Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 128 (57% naturalized citizens)

Riley township:  7.1%
State:  12.3%

57% of Riley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1406
  • Northeast: 54
  • Midwest: 183
  • South: 52
  • West: 37

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $147,500

Riley township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 604
  • One, attached: 22
  • Two: 23
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 9

Housing units in Riley township with a mortgage: 300 (60 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 116

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 44
  • 1995 to 1998: 71
  • 1990 to 1994: 76
  • 1980 to 1989: 86
  • 1970 to 1979: 115
  • 1960 to 1969: 69
  • 1950 to 1959: 56
  • 1940 to 1949: 34
  • 1939 or earlier: 123

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 113
  • 7 rooms: 119
  • 8 rooms: 114
  • 9 or more rooms: 99

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 62
  • 3 bedrooms: 287
  • 4 bedrooms: 151
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 65
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 318
  • 3 vehicles: 104
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 36
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Riley township:

  • German (35.1%)
  • Irish (8.9%)
  • United States or American (8.7%)
  • Polish (7.6%)
  • Scottish (4.5%)
  • Italian (3.4%)
  • Swedish (2.9%)

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

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (19%)
  • Yugoslavia (17%)
  • Germany (16%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Honduras (5%)
  • France (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 770 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 14 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 18 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

86.4% of residents of Riley township speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,864
  • In family households: 1,709 (457 male householders, 88 female householders)
    438 spouses, 623 children (578 natural, 31 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 44 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 155 (58 male householders (47 living alone)), 61 female householders (44 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 231 2-persons, 117 3-persons, 104 4-persons, 64 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 91 1-person, 22 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

377 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (17 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

8.4%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

12.9%
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 Riley township:

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