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Sonora township, IL map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population: 489 (all rural)
Males: 258  (52.8%)
Females: 231  (47.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 489 (418 owner occupied, 71 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%


Races in Sonora township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%

Median age of males: 43.1
Median age of females: 44.7

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Average household size: 2.49

Sonora township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,610 ($50,600 in 1999)
This township:

$58,610
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $329 (lower quartile is $301, upper quartile is $389)
Here:

$329
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,695 (it was $87,100 in 2000)
Sonora township:

$113,695
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,665 - $172,264

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $209,162
Here:

$209,162
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $219,036
Here:

$219,036
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $140,255
Here:

$140,255
State:

$35,670
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Nauvoo Two Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Pioneer Saints Cemetery (3), Sterns Cemetery (4), Thornber Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sheridan Creek (A), Larry Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Sonora township:  0.4%
State:  12.3%

65% of Sonora township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 249
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 227
  • South: 20
  • West: 15
Sonora township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 201
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Sonora township with a mortgage: 56 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 56

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 41
  • 1960 to 1969: 14
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 93

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 49
  • 3 bedrooms: 75
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sonora township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 39
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Electricians (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sonora township:

  • German (42.5%)
  • United States or American (15.4%)
  • English (11.3%)
  • Scottish (6.6%)
  • Irish (3.1%)
  • European (2.5%)
  • Czech (2.2%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 217 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (6%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (3%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (4%)

98.8% of residents of Sonora township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 515
  • In family households: 476 (144 male householders, 21 female householders)
    136 spouses, 162 children (141 natural, 11 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 39 (20 male householders (20 living alone)), 19 female householders (19 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 89 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 9 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 39 1-person,

95 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (6 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.6%
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: 4
Here:

30.8%
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 Sonora township:

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