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South Fork township, IL map Land area: 61.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.9 sq. mi.
Population: 2,696 (all rural)
Males: 1,324  (49.1%)
Females: 1,372  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,696 (2,205 owner occupied, 491 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

33%


Races in South Fork township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.42

South Fork township:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,320 ($33,083 in 1999)
This township:

$38,320
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $346 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $402)
Here:

$346
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,949 (it was $49,500 in 2000)
South Fork township:

$63,949
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,341 - $90,797

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $99,009
Here:

$99,009
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,209,665
Here:

$1,209,665
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $70,252
Here:

$70,252
State:

$35,670
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Kincaid, Tovey, Bulpitt, Jeisyville.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in South Fork township: Hickory Point Campground (A), Deer Run Campground (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethany Cemetery (1), Finley Cemetery (2), Achenback Lutheran Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sangchris Lake (A), Slurry Impoundment Number 1 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in South Fork township include: Pheasant Run Access Area (1), Sangchris Lake State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 16 (100% naturalized citizens)

South Fork township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

66% of South Fork township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2294
  • Northeast: 17
  • Midwest: 139
  • South: 168
  • West: 40

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $39,200

South Fork township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,008
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • 5 to 9: 29
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • Mobile homes: 106
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,200


Housing units in South Fork township with a mortgage: 389 (28 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 389

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 38
  • 1990 to 1994: 33
  • 1980 to 1989: 77
  • 1970 to 1979: 199
  • 1960 to 1969: 91
  • 1950 to 1959: 87
  • 1940 to 1949: 165
  • 1939 or earlier: 505

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in South Fork township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 158
  • 5 rooms: 324
  • 6 rooms: 203
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 70
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Fork township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 42
  • 4 rooms: 72
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 363
  • 3 bedrooms: 403
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Fork township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 54
  • 2 bedrooms: 108
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 272
  • 2 vehicles: 405
  • 3 vehicles: 152
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 18

Cars and other vehicles available in South Fork township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 77
  • 2 vehicles: 68
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Fork township:

  • German (21.2%)
  • Italian (16.9%)
  • United States or American (16.4%)
  • Irish (12.7%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • Dutch (3.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.4%)

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

  • Netherlands (44%)
  • Mexico (19%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Italy (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 899 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 166 (15%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 18 (2%)
  • Other means: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

98.9% of residents of South Fork township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,681
  • In family households: 2,283 (586 male householders, 164 female householders)
    597 spouses, 739 children (665 natural, 24 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 88 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 49 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 398 (170 male householders (152 living alone)), 193 female householders (181 living alone)), 35 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 344 2-persons, 177 3-persons, 136 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 333 1-person, 24 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

432 married couples with children.
136 single-parent households (38 men, 98 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

5.8%
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 South Fork township:

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