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Riverside township, IL map Land area: 4.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 15,704 (all urban)
Males: 7,483  (47.7%)
Females: 8,221  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 15,097 (12,496 owner occupied, 2,601 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Riverside township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.9%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 42.8
Median age of females: 44.7

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Average household size: 2.34

Riverside township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $65,429 ($57,189 in 1999)
This township:

$65,429
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $845 (lower quartile is $763, upper quartile is $989)
Here:

$845
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $323,652 (it was $190,900 in 2000)
Riverside township:

$323,652
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $234,238 - $464,620

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $379,053
Here:

$379,053
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $253,841
Here:

$253,841
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $454,927
Here:

$454,927
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $302,965
Here:

$302,965
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $292,354
Here:

$292,354
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $257,182
Here:

$257,182
State:

$35,670
Population density: 3905 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

3.8%
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: Riverside, North Riverside.


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Number of foreign born residents: 1,697 (56% naturalized citizens)

Riverside township:  10.8%
State:  12.3%

70% of Riverside township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 11874
  • Northeast: 450
  • Midwest: 966
  • South: 316
  • West: 319

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $191,700

Riverside township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

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

548 people in nursing homes
59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,657
  • One, attached: 244
  • Two: 237
  • 3 or 4: 331
  • 5 to 9: 576
  • 10 to 19: 191
  • 20 to 49: 278
  • 50 or more: 99
  • Mobile homes: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $275,000


Housing units in Riverside township with a mortgage: 2,618 (177 second mortgage, 394 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,873

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 35
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 113
  • 1970 to 1979: 238
  • 1960 to 1969: 672
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,670
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,234
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,630

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 37
  • 4 rooms: 368
  • 5 rooms: 1,217
  • 6 rooms: 1,260
  • 7 rooms: 872
  • 8 rooms: 738
  • 9 or more rooms: 400

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

  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 341
  • 4 rooms: 560
  • 5 rooms: 389
  • 6 rooms: 63
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 80
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,586
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,241
  • 4 bedrooms: 813
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 191

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riverside township:

  • no bedroom: 58
  • 1 bedroom: 564
  • 2 bedrooms: 719
  • 3 bedrooms: 160
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 275
  • 1 vehicle: 1,711
  • 2 vehicles: 2,154
  • 3 vehicles: 597
  • 4 vehicles: 129
  • 5 or more vehicles: 45

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

  • no vehicle: 250
  • 1 vehicle: 909
  • 2 vehicles: 340
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



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

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Riverside township:

  • Polish (16.4%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • Italian (12.1%)
  • German (11.9%)
  • Czech (6.5%)
  • English (3.9%)
  • Lithuanian (2.6%)

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

  • Mexico (15%)
  • Poland (13%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (9%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Italy (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,613 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 518 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 65 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 84 (1%)
  • Railroad: 768 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 137 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 256 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

548 people in nursing homes
59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

83.3% of residents of Riverside township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
10.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,099
  • In family households: 12,511 (3,213 male householders, 923 female householders)
    3,459 spouses, 4,414 children (4,196 natural, 94 adopted, 124 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 122 brothers or sisters, 183 parents, 77 other relatives, 102 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,588 (970 male householders (838 living alone)), 1,323 female householders (1,163 living alone)), 295 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 605 (546 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,909 2-persons, 918 3-persons, 817 4-persons, 374 5-persons, 111 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,001 1-person, 275 2-persons, 17 3-persons,

2,711 married couples with children.
385 single-parent households (67 men, 318 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 297
Here:

20.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 131
Here:

21.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 297
Here:

47.8%
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 Riverside township:

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