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Saratoga township, IL map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,448 (80% urban, 20% rural)
Males: 2,120  (47.7%)
Females: 2,328  (52.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,340 (2,755 owner occupied, 1,585 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%


Races in Saratoga township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.2%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 38.0

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Average household size: 2.47

Saratoga township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,802 ($51,629 in 1999)
This township:

$59,802
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $740 (lower quartile is $577, upper quartile is $894)
Here:

$740
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $211,679 (it was $139,900 in 2000)
Saratoga township:

$211,679
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,087 - $273,529

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $248,239
Here:

$248,239
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,275
Here:

$119,275
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $108,745
Here:

$108,745
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $535,437
Here:

$535,437
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,756,998
Here:

$1,756,998
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $77,393
Here:

$77,393
State:

$35,670
Population density: 123 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Saratoga township include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Grace Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Collins Cooling Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Saratoga Creek (A), Valley Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Saratoga township: Grundy County Fairground (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 154 (36% naturalized citizens)

Saratoga township:  3.5%
State:  12.3%

46% of Saratoga township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% 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: 3443
  • Northeast: 82
  • Midwest: 476
  • South: 220
  • West: 123

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $141,700

Saratoga township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

108 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 981
  • One, attached: 215
  • Two: 62
  • 3 or 4: 142
  • 5 to 9: 172
  • 10 to 19: 65
  • 20 to 49: 75
  • 50 or more: 88
  • Mobile homes: 32

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,300


Housing units in Saratoga township with a mortgage: 646 (70 second mortgage, 123 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 225

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 49
  • 1995 to 1998: 376
  • 1990 to 1994: 217
  • 1980 to 1989: 267
  • 1970 to 1979: 355
  • 1960 to 1969: 273
  • 1950 to 1959: 141
  • 1940 to 1949: 65
  • 1939 or earlier: 89

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 259
  • 6 rooms: 209
  • 7 rooms: 218
  • 8 rooms: 115
  • 9 or more rooms: 116

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

  • 1 room: 25
  • 2 rooms: 53
  • 3 rooms: 189
  • 4 rooms: 237
  • 5 rooms: 162
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 200
  • 3 bedrooms: 539
  • 4 bedrooms: 214
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saratoga township:

  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 201
  • 2 bedrooms: 383
  • 3 bedrooms: 151
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 234
  • 2 vehicles: 494
  • 3 vehicles: 164
  • 4 vehicles: 71
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 367
  • 2 vehicles: 221
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 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 (13%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Saratoga township:

  • German (17.8%)
  • Irish (16.6%)
  • Norwegian (12.8%)
  • Italian (7.4%)
  • English (6.3%)
  • United States or American (5.6%)
  • Polish (3.9%)

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

  • Mexico (47%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Other South America (8%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Ireland (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Germany (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,904 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 164 (7%)
  • Railroad: 14 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 9 (0%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 85 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

108 people in nursing homes

94.1% of residents of Saratoga township speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,398
  • In family households: 3,638 (936 male householders, 242 female householders)
    974 spouses, 1,323 children (1,242 natural, 36 adopted, 45 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 42 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 15 other relatives, 58 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 760 (287 male householders (211 living alone)), 314 female householders (285 living alone)), 159 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 108 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 503 2-persons, 267 3-persons, 259 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 496 1-person, 75 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

846 married couples with children.
229 single-parent households (49 men, 180 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

4.6%
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: 33
Here:

18.9%
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 Saratoga township:

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