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Towanda township, IL map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,024 (all rural)
Males: 508  (49.6%)
Females: 516  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,024 (878 owner occupied, 146 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Towanda township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 41.2
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.50

Towanda township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $68,229 ($57,262 in 1999)
This township:

$68,229
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $576 (lower quartile is $466, upper quartile is $788)
Here:

$576
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $157,327 (it was $111,300 in 2000)
Towanda township:

$157,327
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,646 - $215,785

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $218,255
Here:

$218,255
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $671,288
Here:

$671,288
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $23,240
Here:

$23,240
State:

$35,670
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

2.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Towanda.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Towanda township: Cross Pointe Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Smith Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Towanda township:  0.2%
State:  12.3%

77% of Towanda township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 823
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 105
  • South: 67
  • West: 6

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $84,200

Towanda township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 406
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in Towanda township with a mortgage: 211 (31 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 107

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 10
  • 1970 to 1979: 160
  • 1960 to 1969: 61
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 98

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 42
  • 6 rooms: 84
  • 7 rooms: 84
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9 or more rooms: 62

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 216
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towanda township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 160
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Towanda township:

  • German (44.1%)
  • English (12.3%)
  • Irish (9.2%)
  • United States or American (8.4%)
  • Italian (4.9%)
  • Polish (3.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.3%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 545 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 72 (11%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Electricity (6%)

98.7% of residents of Towanda township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,025
  • In family households: 937 (294 male householders, 29 female householders)
    302 spouses, 291 children (273 natural, 2 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 88 (33 male householders (28 living alone)), 52 female householders (52 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 150 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 80 1-person, 5 2-persons,

192 married couples with children.
24 single-parent households (7 men, 17 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

15.1%
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 Towanda township:

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