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Sycamore township, IL map Land area: 34.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 10,401 (80% urban, 20% rural)
Males: 5,147  (49.5%)
Females: 5,254  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 10,316 (8,057 owner occupied, 2,259 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%


Races in Sycamore township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.7%
  • Black: 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.5
Median age of females: 36.1

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Average household size: 2.67

Sycamore township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $62,435 ($57,555 in 1999)
This township:

$62,435
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $673 (lower quartile is $497, upper quartile is $797)
Here:

$673
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $207,305 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
Sycamore township:

$207,305
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $156,311 - $286,470

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $252,175
Here:

$252,175
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,870
Here:

$146,870
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $383,608
Here:

$383,608
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $788,840
Here:

$788,840
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $402,414
Here:

$402,414
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $20,693
Here:

$20,693
State:

$35,670
Population density: 302 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

3.0%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Sycamore.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Charter Grove Cemetery (1), Barron Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sycamore township include: Wetzel Park (1), J Walter Becker Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 218 (63% naturalized citizens)

Sycamore township:  2.1%
State:  12.3%

57% of Sycamore township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% 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: 8094
  • Northeast: 125
  • Midwest: 1148
  • South: 450
  • West: 205

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $188,800

Sycamore township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,987
  • One, attached: 105
  • Two: 218
  • 3 or 4: 211
  • 5 to 9: 196
  • 10 to 19: 32
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 99
  • Mobile homes: 105
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,400


Housing units in Sycamore township with a mortgage: 1,857 (179 second mortgage, 256 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 565

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 111
  • 1995 to 1998: 274
  • 1990 to 1994: 388
  • 1980 to 1989: 251
  • 1970 to 1979: 445
  • 1960 to 1969: 597
  • 1950 to 1959: 508
  • 1940 to 1949: 290
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,190

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 179
  • 5 rooms: 438
  • 6 rooms: 718
  • 7 rooms: 519
  • 8 rooms: 394
  • 9 or more rooms: 460

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

  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 234
  • 4 rooms: 282
  • 5 rooms: 210
  • 6 rooms: 94
  • 7 rooms: 100
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 24
  • 2 bedrooms: 422
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,529
  • 4 bedrooms: 642
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 144

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sycamore township:

  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 358
  • 2 bedrooms: 475
  • 3 bedrooms: 170
  • 4 bedrooms: 57
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 69
  • 1 vehicle: 500
  • 2 vehicles: 1,362
  • 3 vehicles: 556
  • 4 vehicles: 221
  • 5 or more vehicles: 53

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

  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 464
  • 2 vehicles: 407
  • 3 vehicles: 55
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sycamore township:

  • German (29.5%)
  • Irish (11.6%)
  • English (9.1%)
  • Swedish (8.0%)
  • United States or American (7.7%)
  • Italian (5.6%)
  • Norwegian (3.3%)

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

  • Mexico (33%)
  • United Kingdom (13%)
  • Ireland (11%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • India (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,698 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 385 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 52 (1%)
  • Walked: 160 (3%)
  • Other means: 24 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 160 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

96.6% of residents of Sycamore township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,219
  • In family households: 8,847 (2,256 male householders, 501 female householders)
    2,323 spouses, 3,356 children (3,158 natural, 24 adopted, 174 stepchildren), 64 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 66 parents, 75 other relatives, 156 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,372 (500 male householders (384 living alone)), 595 female householders (538 living alone)), 277 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84 (71 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,026 2-persons, 696 3-persons, 653 4-persons, 268 5-persons, 79 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 922 1-person, 140 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 5 5-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons,

2,340 married couples with children.
486 single-parent households (128 men, 358 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 99
Here:

7.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

12.5%
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 Sycamore township:

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