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South Wheatland township, IL map Land area: 27.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 4,185 (68% urban, 32% rural)
Males: 2,084  (49.8%)
Females: 2,101  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,185 (3,922 owner occupied, 263 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

33%


Races in South Wheatland township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 43.7
Median age of females: 44.1

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Average household size: 2.50

South Wheatland township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $61,817 ($53,063 in 1999)
This township:

$61,817
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $556 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $626)
Here:

$556
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $110,917 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
South Wheatland township:

$110,917
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,920 - $178,337

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,430
Here:

$182,430
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $243,250
Here:

$243,250
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $49,386
Here:

$49,386
State:

$35,670
Population density: 150 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in South Wheatland township include: Bethlehem Church (A), Salem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Mount Gilead Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sand Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in South Wheatland township: Sand Creek Open Space Reservation (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (37% naturalized citizens)

South Wheatland township:  0.5%
State:  12.3%

73% of South Wheatland township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 85% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 3438
  • Northeast: 70
  • Midwest: 376
  • South: 200
  • West: 42

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $14,800

South Wheatland 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: 1,575
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 127

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in South Wheatland township with a mortgage: 732 (68 second mortgage, 39 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 636

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 62
  • 1990 to 1994: 64
  • 1980 to 1989: 122
  • 1970 to 1979: 368
  • 1960 to 1969: 329
  • 1950 to 1959: 433
  • 1940 to 1949: 89
  • 1939 or earlier: 242

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 119
  • 5 rooms: 390
  • 6 rooms: 369
  • 7 rooms: 274
  • 8 rooms: 274
  • 9 or more rooms: 117

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 27
  • 2 bedrooms: 303
  • 3 bedrooms: 981
  • 4 bedrooms: 231
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 30

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Wheatland township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 381
  • 2 vehicles: 765
  • 3 vehicles: 292
  • 4 vehicles: 64
  • 5 or more vehicles: 51

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in South Wheatland township:

  • German (32.2%)
  • United States or American (16.0%)
  • English (14.6%)
  • Irish (12.5%)
  • Italian (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)

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

  • Philippines (58%)
  • Germany (42%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,919 (91%)
  • Carpooled: 103 (5%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 25 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (1%)

97.0% of residents of South Wheatland township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,160
  • In family households: 3,820 (1,183 male householders, 153 female householders)
    1,214 spouses, 1,180 children (1,076 natural, 27 adopted, 77 stepchildren), 42 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 15 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 340 (135 male householders (131 living alone)), 182 female householders (171 living alone)), 23 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 692 2-persons, 296 3-persons, 254 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 21 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 302 1-person, 11 2-persons, 4 4-persons,

695 married couples with children.
189 single-parent households (71 men, 118 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

12.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

19.0%
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 Wheatland township:

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