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Somerset township, IL map Land area: 37.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,115 (48% urban, 52% rural)
Males: 1,979  (48.1%)
Females: 2,136  (51.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,937 (3,005 owner occupied, 932 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%


Races in Somerset township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.7%
  • Black: 3.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.8
Median age of females: 42.3

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Average household size: 2.38

Somerset township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,128 ($32,917 in 1999)
This township:

$38,128
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $498 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $628)
Here:

$498
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,313 (it was $68,600 in 2000)
Somerset township:

$101,313
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,557 - $147,412

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $167,185
Here:

$167,185
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $849,875
Here:

$849,875
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $93,988
Here:

$93,988
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $64,131
Here:

$64,131
State:

$35,670
Population density: 109 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

12.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Somerset township: Hickory Grove Picnic Area (A), Pine Circle Picnic Area (B), Shady Cove Picnic Area (C), Finney (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Somerset township: Pate Chapel Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Boucher Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Ripley Cemetery (3), Lutheran Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Camp Creek (A), Beaucoup Creek (B), Pond Creek (C), Glenn Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (62% naturalized citizens)

Somerset township:  1.2%
State:  12.3%

60% of Somerset township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 3387
  • Northeast: 46
  • Midwest: 337
  • South: 215
  • West: 110

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Somerset township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

178 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,205
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 152
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 371

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Somerset township with a mortgage: 491 (22 second mortgage, 73 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 409

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 251
  • 1990 to 1994: 165
  • 1980 to 1989: 377
  • 1970 to 1979: 315
  • 1960 to 1969: 208
  • 1950 to 1959: 169
  • 1940 to 1949: 104
  • 1939 or earlier: 186

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

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 163
  • 5 rooms: 370
  • 6 rooms: 244
  • 7 rooms: 204
  • 8 rooms: 105
  • 9 or more rooms: 101

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 218
  • 5 rooms: 134
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 302
  • 3 bedrooms: 702
  • 4 bedrooms: 135
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 37

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Somerset township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 357
  • 3 bedrooms: 77
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 70
  • 1 vehicle: 338
  • 2 vehicles: 553
  • 3 vehicles: 181
  • 4 vehicles: 62
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 65
  • 1 vehicle: 230
  • 2 vehicles: 140
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Somerset township:

  • German (25.2%)
  • United States or American (13.5%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • English (10.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.0%)
  • Italian (3.9%)
  • Dutch (3.8%)

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

  • Colombia (32%)
  • Japan (16%)
  • Philippines (16%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (12%)
  • Canada (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,519 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 234 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 22 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (1%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

178 people in nursing homes

98.4% of residents of Somerset township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 54% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,968
  • In family households: 3,355 (927 male householders, 199 female householders)
    956 spouses, 1,185 children (1,081 natural, 37 adopted, 67 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 11 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 613 (227 male householders (189 living alone)), 311 female householders (280 living alone)), 75 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 184 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 531 2-persons, 258 3-persons, 207 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 469 1-person, 58 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

638 married couples with children.
213 single-parent households (63 men, 150 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 123
Here:

23.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

15.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

2.5%
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 Somerset township:

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