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Sterling township, IL map Land area: 23.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population: 18,679 (96% urban, 4% rural)
Males: 8,966  (48.0%)
Females: 9,713  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 18,201 (12,666 owner occupied, 5,535 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%


Races in Sterling township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 78.2%
  • Black: 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.0
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.46

Sterling township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,461 ($39,248 in 1999)
This township:

$45,461
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $527 (lower quartile is $442, upper quartile is $608)
Here:

$527
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $95,013 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Sterling township:

$95,013
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,643 - $137,042

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,552
Here:

$142,552
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,203
Here:

$143,203
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $93,937
Here:

$93,937
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,311
Here:

$119,311
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $31,775
Here:

$31,775
State:

$35,670
Population density: 794 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

10.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Sterling.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sterling township: Eastwood Industrial Park (A), Oppold Marina (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sterling township include: Macedonia Baptist Church (A), Tabernacle Christian Church (B), World Wide Christian Center (C), Science Ridge Mennonite Church (D), General Church (E), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), First Christian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Science Ridge Mennonite Cemetery (1), Riverside Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Sterling township include: Eberly Park (1), Gartner Park (2), Scheid Park (3), Indian Mounds Historic Site (4), Sinnissippi Park (5), Hoover Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 941 (36% naturalized citizens)

Sterling township:  5.0%
State:  12.3%

56% of Sterling township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 14013
  • Northeast: 242
  • Midwest: 1804
  • South: 1186
  • West: 348

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,700

Sterling township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sterling township, Illinois:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,620
  • One, attached: 96
  • Two: 625
  • 3 or 4: 412
  • 5 to 9: 441
  • 10 to 19: 96
  • 20 to 49: 169
  • 50 or more: 242
  • Mobile homes: 73

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Sterling township with a mortgage: 2,820 (319 second mortgage, 440 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,740

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 73
  • 1995 to 1998: 310
  • 1990 to 1994: 196
  • 1980 to 1989: 471
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,159
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,162
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,314
  • 1940 to 1949: 967
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,122

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 69
  • 4 rooms: 363
  • 5 rooms: 1,136
  • 6 rooms: 1,270
  • 7 rooms: 922
  • 8 rooms: 527
  • 9 or more rooms: 585

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

  • 1 room: 77
  • 2 rooms: 182
  • 3 rooms: 456
  • 4 rooms: 738
  • 5 rooms: 555
  • 6 rooms: 327
  • 7 rooms: 71
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 92
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,081
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,519
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,048
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 145

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sterling township:

  • no bedroom: 107
  • 1 bedroom: 724
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,015
  • 3 bedrooms: 567
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

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

  • no vehicle: 236
  • 1 vehicle: 1,448
  • 2 vehicles: 2,408
  • 3 vehicles: 658
  • 4 vehicles: 119
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 510
  • 1 vehicle: 1,203
  • 2 vehicles: 629
  • 3 vehicles: 113
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Metal and metal products (23%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sterling township:

  • German (26.4%)
  • Irish (12.6%)
  • United States or American (8.1%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Italian (2.7%)
  • Norwegian (2.1%)
  • Swedish (2.0%)

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

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Haiti (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,751 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,122 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 117 (1%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 50 (1%)
  • Walked: 173 (2%)
  • Other means: 50 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 196 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

People in group quarters in Sterling township, Illinois:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 66 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 44 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

87.9% of residents of Sterling township speak English at home.
10.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,215
  • In family households: 15,444 (3,867 male householders, 1,129 female householders)
    3,867 spouses, 5,390 children (4,928 natural, 92 adopted, 370 stepchildren), 417 grandchildren, 127 brothers or sisters, 90 parents, 176 other relatives, 381 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,771 (1,075 male householders (906 living alone)), 1,316 female householders (1,198 living alone)), 380 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 479 (302 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,094 2-persons, 1,136 3-persons, 1,060 4-persons, 451 5-persons, 195 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,104 1-person, 258 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 15 4-persons,

3,052 married couples with children.
1,215 single-parent households (251 men, 964 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 262
Here:

12.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

6.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 37
Here:

5.7%
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 Sterling township:

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