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Ross township, IL map Land area: 43.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,476 (all rural)
Males: 699  (47.4%)
Females: 777  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,476 (1,144 owner occupied, 332 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%


Races in Ross township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 41.9

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Average household size: 2.32

Ross township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,978 ($37,931 in 1999)
This township:

$38,978
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $334 (lower quartile is $185, upper quartile is $441)
Here:

$334
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $83,749 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Ross township:

$83,749
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,414 - $119,014

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,265
Here:

$124,265
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,111,466
Here:

$1,111,466
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $24,096
Here:

$24,096
State:

$35,670
Population density: 34 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

9.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Rossville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Ross township: Manns Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Miller Cemetery (2), Prairie Chapel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Lake DeRevey (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Ross township: Jordan Creek of the North Fork Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (42% naturalized citizens)

Ross township:  0.8%
State:  12.3%

63% of Ross township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% 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: 1143
  • Northeast: 27
  • Midwest: 148
  • South: 94
  • West: 35

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 607
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 30
  • 5 to 9: 17
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • Mobile homes: 10
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,000


Housing units in Ross township with a mortgage: 233 (18 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 211

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 29
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • 1960 to 1969: 82
  • 1950 to 1959: 50
  • 1940 to 1949: 40
  • 1939 or earlier: 391

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 35
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 108
  • 7 rooms: 105
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9 or more rooms: 47

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 147
  • 3 bedrooms: 240
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 66
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 160
  • 2 vehicles: 204
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 87
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ross township:

  • German (24.6%)
  • English (19.7%)
  • United States or American (16.1%)
  • Irish (8.7%)
  • Dutch (4.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)
  • Swedish (2.8%)

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

  • Mexico (58%)
  • United Kingdom (25%)
  • Yugoslavia (17%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 503 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 83 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 21 (3%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

98.6% of residents of Ross township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,466
  • In family households: 1,218 (336 male householders, 79 female householders)
    354 spouses, 408 children (386 natural, 8 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 6 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 248 (89 male householders (75 living alone)), 130 female householders (121 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 204 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 196 1-person, 16 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

247 married couples with children.
80 single-parent households (12 men, 68 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

10.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

3.6%
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 Ross township:

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