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Stonington township, IL map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,180 (all rural)
Males: 570  (48.3%)
Females: 610  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,179 (952 owner occupied, 227 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%


Races in Stonington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 38.1
Median age of females: 39.2

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Average household size: 2.49

Stonington township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,550 ($40,188 in 1999)
This township:

$46,550
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $287, upper quartile is $458)
Here:

$341
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $74,025 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Stonington township:

$74,025
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,252 - $101,193

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $119,217
Here:

$119,217
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $59,719
Here:

$59,719
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $491,471
Here:

$491,471
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $40,681
Here:

$40,681
State:

$35,670
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Stonington.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Mount Zion Cemetery (1), Old Stonington Cemetery (2), Ponting Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Stonington township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

59% of Stonington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 984
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 56
  • South: 50
  • West: 39

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,200

Stonington township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 420
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,600


Housing units in Stonington township with a mortgage: 162 (11 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 143

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • 1960 to 1969: 31
  • 1950 to 1959: 34
  • 1940 to 1949: 35
  • 1939 or earlier: 273

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 96
  • 7 rooms: 50
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 51

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 91
  • 3 bedrooms: 169
  • 4 bedrooms: 68
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 27

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Stonington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 49
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 89
  • 2 vehicles: 175
  • 3 vehicles: 71
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 56
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Stonington township:

  • German (27.8%)
  • United States or American (15.6%)
  • English (12.7%)
  • Irish (10.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.4%)
  • Italian (6.8%)
  • Scottish (4.2%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 387 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 61 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (3%)

97.9% of residents of Stonington township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,142
  • In family households: 999 (297 male householders, 36 female householders)
    276 spouses, 358 children (325 natural, 6 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 10 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 143 (50 male householders (41 living alone)), 74 female householders (68 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 169 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 69 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 109 1-person, 13 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

240 married couples with children.
60 single-parent households (20 men, 40 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

12.2%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

10.2%
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 Stonington township:

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