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Shields township, IL map Land area: 17.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 43,382 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 25,243  (58.2%)
Females: 18,139  (41.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 29,676 (18,132 owner occupied, 11,544 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

33%


Races in Shields township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 66.1%
  • Black: 19.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 3.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.0%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 23.6
Median age of females: 28.2

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Average household size: 2.85

Shields township:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.34

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,739 ($56,770 in 1999)
This township:

$64,739
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $939 (lower quartile is $723, upper quartile is $1,278)
Here:

$939
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $544,277 (it was $364,500 in 2000)
Shields township:

$544,277
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $290,093 - $1,004,147

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $747,935
Here:

$747,935
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $555,636
Here:

$555,636
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $233,867
Here:

$233,867
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $259,679
Here:

$259,679
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $349,119
Here:

$349,119
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $43,535
Here:

$43,535
State:

$35,670
Population density: 2451 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

6.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: North Chicago, Lake Bluff.


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Number of foreign born residents: 3,390 (44% naturalized citizens)

Shields township:  7.8%
State:  12.3%

34% of Shields township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 16210
  • Northeast: 3753
  • Midwest: 6421
  • South: 8137
  • West: 4512

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $245,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

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

People in group quarters in Shields township, Illinois:

  • 10,431 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,162 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 950 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 272 people in other group homes
  • 195 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 159 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 154 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,346
  • One, attached: 1,123
  • Two: 449
  • 3 or 4: 941
  • 5 to 9: 581
  • 10 to 19: 557
  • 20 to 49: 448
  • 50 or more: 401
  • Mobile homes: 213

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,100


Housing units in Shields township with a mortgage: 3,990 (309 second mortgage, 749 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,445

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 129
  • 1995 to 1998: 877
  • 1990 to 1994: 451
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,170
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,998
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,191
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,760
  • 1940 to 1949: 609
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,874

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

  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 173
  • 4 rooms: 314
  • 5 rooms: 727
  • 6 rooms: 925
  • 7 rooms: 1,008
  • 8 rooms: 1,166
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,905

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

  • 1 room: 100
  • 2 rooms: 254
  • 3 rooms: 639
  • 4 rooms: 980
  • 5 rooms: 835
  • 6 rooms: 714
  • 7 rooms: 393
  • 8 rooms: 102
  • 9 or more rooms: 79

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

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 205
  • 2 bedrooms: 860
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,252
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,133
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 840

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shields township:

  • no bedroom: 129
  • 1 bedroom: 873
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,433
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,113
  • 4 bedrooms: 510
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 38

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

  • no vehicle: 136
  • 1 vehicle: 1,479
  • 2 vehicles: 3,191
  • 3 vehicles: 1,155
  • 4 vehicles: 246
  • 5 or more vehicles: 96

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

  • no vehicle: 348
  • 1 vehicle: 1,843
  • 2 vehicles: 1,656
  • 3 vehicles: 205
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 33

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 (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shields township:

  • German (13.7%)
  • Irish (11.2%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • Italian (5.6%)
  • United States or American (5.1%)
  • Polish (3.0%)
  • Swedish (2.2%)

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

  • Mexico (23%)
  • Philippines (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,436 (45%)
  • Carpooled: 1,100 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 697 (3%)
  • Taxi: 38 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 5,732 (25%)
  • Other means: 3,115 (14%)
  • Worked at home: 1,875 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Shields township, Illinois:

  • 10,431 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,162 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 950 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 272 people in other group homes
  • 195 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 192 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 159 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 154 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

86.3% of residents of Shields township speak English at home.
7.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 29,801
  • In family households: 26,735 (6,278 male householders, 1,576 female householders)
    6,731 spouses, 10,680 children (9,867 natural, 260 adopted, 553 stepchildren), 417 grandchildren, 210 brothers or sisters, 99 parents, 360 other relatives, 384 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,066 (1,145 male householders (925 living alone)), 1,417 female householders (1,225 living alone)), 504 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 13,683 (1,679 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,706 2-persons, 1,646 3-persons, 1,874 4-persons, 1,038 5-persons, 356 6-persons, 234 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,150 1-person, 366 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

7,649 married couples with children.
1,438 single-parent households (273 men, 1,165 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 644
Here:

15.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 250
Here:

11.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,484
Here:

51.8%
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 Shields township:

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