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Springfield township, IL map Land area: 13.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 7,046 (95% urban, 5% rural)
Males: 3,422  (48.6%)
Females: 3,624  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,037 (5,004 owner occupied, 2,033 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%


Races in Springfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.3%
  • Black: 5.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.29

Springfield township:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,811 ($32,419 in 1999)
This township:

$39,811
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $575)
Here:

$469
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,663 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Springfield township:

$66,663
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,276 - $97,869

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $92,674
Here:

$92,674
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $69,939
Here:

$69,939
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $100,712
Here:

$100,712
State:

$282,193

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,902
Here:

$219,902
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $45,182
Here:

$45,182
State:

$35,670
Population density: 517 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

13.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Springfield township: Illinois State Fairground (A), Sangamon Valley Landfill (B), Springfield Fire Department Station 10 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), McKinnie Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jacksonville Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 80 (71% naturalized citizens)

Springfield township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

58% of Springfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 5771
  • Northeast: 48
  • Midwest: 431
  • South: 284
  • West: 133

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,200


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.9%

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

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

9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,137
  • One, attached: 14
  • Two: 114
  • 3 or 4: 40
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • 20 to 49: 33
  • Mobile homes: 891

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,500


Housing units in Springfield township with a mortgage: 821 (69 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 551

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 167
  • 1990 to 1994: 133
  • 1980 to 1989: 271
  • 1970 to 1979: 554
  • 1960 to 1969: 470
  • 1950 to 1959: 699
  • 1940 to 1949: 502
  • 1939 or earlier: 462

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 72
  • 4 rooms: 539
  • 5 rooms: 870
  • 6 rooms: 372
  • 7 rooms: 256
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9 or more rooms: 58

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

  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 323
  • 5 rooms: 220
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,193
  • 3 bedrooms: 869
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Springfield township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 474
  • 3 bedrooms: 166
  • 4 bedrooms: 62
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 193
  • 1 vehicle: 924
  • 2 vehicles: 865
  • 3 vehicles: 176
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5 or more vehicles: 35

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

  • no vehicle: 70
  • 1 vehicle: 474
  • 2 vehicles: 220
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Springfield township:

  • German (21.1%)
  • United States or American (14.8%)
  • Irish (13.2%)
  • English (12.8%)
  • Italian (5.2%)
  • Dutch (3.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.7%)

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

  • Philippines (40%)
  • Ecuador (30%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (11%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,560 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 375 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (1%)
  • Railroad: 20 (1%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 41 (1%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

96.0% of residents of Springfield township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,791
  • In family households: 5,407 (1,370 male householders, 477 female householders)
    1,302 spouses, 1,795 children (1,635 natural, 58 adopted, 102 stepchildren), 153 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 49 other relatives, 182 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,384 (519 male householders (404 living alone)), 626 female householders (553 living alone)), 239 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 900 2-persons, 433 3-persons, 319 4-persons, 143 5-persons, 52 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 957 1-person, 167 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 15 4-persons,

849 married couples with children.
593 single-parent households (140 men, 453 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 98
Here:

14.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

10.7%
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 Springfield township:

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