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Somer township, IL map Land area: 32.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,421 (15% urban, 85% rural)
Males: 746  (52.5%)
Females: 675  (47.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,421 (843 owner occupied, 578 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

33%


Races in Somer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.4%
  • Black: 6.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 34.4
Median age of females: 36.0

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Average household size: 2.56

Somer township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,418 ($40,733 in 1999)
This township:

$44,418
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $384 (lower quartile is $314, upper quartile is $473)
Here:

$384
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $191,902 (it was $120,700 in 2000)
Somer township:

$191,902
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,084 - $240,091

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $333,006
Here:

$333,006
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $56,663
Here:

$56,663
State:

$35,670
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Eastern Prairie Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Somer township: Carley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Yearsley Cemetery (1), Clements Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Somer township: Ford-Harris Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (0% naturalized citizens)

Somer township:  0.8%
State:  12.3%

58% of Somer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% 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: 1087
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 111
  • South: 92
  • West: 25

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 10.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 310
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 26
  • Mobile homes: 204

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,300


Housing units in Somer township with a mortgage: 157 (15 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 51
  • 1990 to 1994: 56
  • 1980 to 1989: 97
  • 1970 to 1979: 164
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 58
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 99

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 95
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 58

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 65
  • 3 bedrooms: 179
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 143
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 101
  • 2 vehicles: 139
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 154
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Retail florists (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Top executives (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cashiers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Financial managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Somer township:

  • German (35.5%)
  • Irish (13.8%)
  • United States or American (10.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (9.6%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • Italian (5.0%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)

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

  • France (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 499 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 162 (23%)
  • Other means: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (2%)

91.9% of residents of Somer township speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 48% speak English well).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,355
  • In family households: 1,174 (293 male householders, 92 female householders)
    254 spouses, 441 children (402 natural, 6 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 77 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 181 (66 male householders (66 living alone)), 102 female householders (96 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 167 2-persons, 91 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 13 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 162 1-person, 6 3-persons,

222 married couples with children.
115 single-parent households (36 men, 79 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 54
Here:

34.0%
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 Somer township:

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