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Rome township, IL map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,831 (all rural)
Males: 880  (48.1%)
Females: 951  (51.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,831 (1,524 owner occupied, 307 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Rome township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%

Median age of males: 39.5
Median age of females: 40.2

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Average household size: 2.40

Rome township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,966 ($33,641 in 1999)
This township:

$38,966
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $215 (lower quartile is $153, upper quartile is $300)
Here:

$215
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $102,169 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Rome township:

$102,169
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $63,407 - $137,467

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $180,582
Here:

$180,582
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $68,321
Here:

$68,321
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $64,484
Here:

$64,484
State:

$62,382
Population density: 51 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

14.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

5.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Dix.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Rome township include: Pleasant Hill Church (A), Little Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), Little Grove Cemetery (2), Boyd Farm Cemetery (3), Boyd Cemetery (4), Jennings Farm Cemetery (5), Gilead Cemetery (6), Ebenezer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Creek (A), West Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (20% naturalized citizens)

Rome township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

65% of Rome township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1405
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 144
  • South: 114
  • West: 48

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $11,500

Rome township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 443
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • 50 or more: 122
  • Mobile homes: 192
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,800


Housing units in Rome township with a mortgage: 136 (18 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 86

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 63
  • 1990 to 1994: 75
  • 1980 to 1989: 213
  • 1970 to 1979: 158
  • 1960 to 1969: 79
  • 1950 to 1959: 35
  • 1940 to 1949: 54
  • 1939 or earlier: 95

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

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 126
  • 6 rooms: 126
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 71
  • 9 or more rooms: 44

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 114
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 132
  • 3 bedrooms: 312
  • 4 bedrooms: 70
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rome township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 136
  • 2 bedrooms: 36
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 97
  • 2 vehicles: 254
  • 3 vehicles: 120
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 88
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rome township:

  • United States or American (36.5%)
  • German (20.0%)
  • English (14.2%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • Scottish (2.9%)
  • Dutch (1.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.3%)

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

  • Mexico (80%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 717 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 19 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 41 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

98.7% of residents of Rome township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,739
  • In family households: 1,470 (421 male householders, 75 female householders)
    411 spouses, 502 children (462 natural, 3 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 4 other relatives, 33 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 269 (87 male householders (85 living alone)), 166 female householders (154 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 232 2-persons, 107 3-persons, 93 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 239 1-person, 14 2-persons,

379 married couples with children.
55 single-parent households (16 men, 39 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

4.2%
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 Rome township:

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