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Roanoke township, IL map Land area: 36.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,576 (all rural)
Males: 1,260  (48.9%)
Females: 1,316  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,506 (2,118 owner occupied, 388 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%


Races in Roanoke township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 40.6

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Average household size: 2.68

Roanoke township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,399 ($45,238 in 1999)
This township:

$52,399
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $561 (lower quartile is $479, upper quartile is $642)
Here:

$561
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $129,060 (it was $90,600 in 2000)
Roanoke township:

$129,060
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,482 - $166,908

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $163,207
Here:

$163,207
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $440,814
Here:

$440,814
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $214,058
Here:

$214,058
State:

$282,193
Population density: 70 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Roanoke.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Pineline Farms (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Roanoke township include: Apostolic Church (A), Brethren Church (B), Mennonite Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mennonite Cemetery (1), Church of the Brethern Cemetery (2), Apostolic Christian Cemetery (3), Saint Peters Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (75% naturalized citizens)

Roanoke township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

68% of Roanoke township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2253
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 148
  • South: 55
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $77,500

Roanoke township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

69 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 868
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 53
  • 3 or 4: 39
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 2

Housing units in Roanoke township with a mortgage: 326 (23 second mortgage, 55 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 355

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 55
  • 1970 to 1979: 156
  • 1960 to 1969: 133
  • 1950 to 1959: 179
  • 1940 to 1949: 75
  • 1939 or earlier: 318

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 68
  • 5 rooms: 220
  • 6 rooms: 160
  • 7 rooms: 115
  • 8 rooms: 73
  • 9 or more rooms: 118

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 54
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 27
  • 2 bedrooms: 196
  • 3 bedrooms: 364
  • 4 bedrooms: 129
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 44

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Roanoke township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 44
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 206
  • 2 vehicles: 341
  • 3 vehicles: 120
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 59
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Machinery (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (32%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Roanoke township:

  • German (53.6%)
  • Italian (7.2%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • United States or American (5.7%)
  • Swiss (5.2%)
  • English (5.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)

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

  • France (25%)
  • Italy (25%)
  • Nigeria (25%)
  • Panama (25%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 992 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 81 (7%)
  • Walked: 31 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 58 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

69 people in nursing homes

98.3% of residents of Roanoke township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,461
  • In family households: 2,193 (631 male householders, 78 female householders)
    628 spouses, 815 children (726 natural, 34 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 11 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 268 (107 male householders (93 living alone)), 132 female householders (125 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 314 2-persons, 142 3-persons, 142 4-persons, 68 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 218 1-person, 15 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 1 4-persons,

596 married couples with children.
69 single-parent households (12 men, 57 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

14.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

15.3%
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 Roanoke township:

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