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South Ross township, IL map Land area: 53.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,109 (all rural)
Males: 561  (50.6%)
Females: 548  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,109 (874 owner occupied, 235 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

33%


Races in South Ross township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 35.2
Median age of females: 35.0

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Average household size: 2.79

South Ross township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.13

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,821 ($42,644 in 1999)
This township:

$43,821
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $228, upper quartile is $530)
Here:

$396
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $76,149 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
South Ross township:

$76,149
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,835 - $100,738

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $121,586
Here:

$121,586
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $56,935
Here:

$56,935
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $69,947
Here:

$69,947
State:

$35,670
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Alvin, Henning.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Gundy Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Branch (A), Painter Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

71% of South Ross township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 903
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 71
  • South: 70
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000

South Ross township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 355
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • Mobile homes: 50

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,600


Housing units in South Ross township with a mortgage: 156 (13 second mortgage, 16 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 75

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 27
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 36
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 62
  • 1950 to 1959: 39
  • 1940 to 1949: 34
  • 1939 or earlier: 133

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 35
  • 5 rooms: 65
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 28
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 87
  • 3 bedrooms: 150
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Ross township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 42
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 46
  • 2 vehicles: 155
  • 3 vehicles: 74
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Ross township:

  • German (22.5%)
  • English (22.2%)
  • United States or American (14.6%)
  • Irish (9.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.5%)
  • European (2.6%)
  • Swedish (2.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 396 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 44 (9%)
  • Walked: 25 (5%)
  • Other means: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

99.2% of residents of South Ross township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,068
  • In family households: 970 (259 male householders, 57 female householders)
    239 spouses, 343 children (309 natural, 9 adopted, 25 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 11 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 98 (30 male householders (23 living alone)), 49 female householders (38 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 126 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 66 4-persons, 47 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 61 1-person, 18 2-persons,

237 married couples with children.
58 single-parent households (18 men, 40 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

3.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

9.1%
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 Ross township:

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