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Union township, IL map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,132 (all rural)
Males: 552  (48.8%)
Females: 580  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,132 (904 owner occupied, 228 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.1
Median age of females: 41.7

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Average household size: 2.46

Union township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.92

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,467 ($35,800 in 1999)
This township:

$41,467
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $272 (lower quartile is $210, upper quartile is $358)
Here:

$272
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $63,446 (it was $46,900 in 2000)
Union township:

$63,446
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,677 - $89,794

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $108,324
Here:

$108,324
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $31,513
Here:

$31,513
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $33,276
Here:

$33,276
State:

$35,670
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

9.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Avon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Babbitt Cemetery (1), Saint Augustine Cemetery (2), Flake Cemetery (3), Avon Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Avon Country Club Reservoir (A), Avondale Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Swan Creek (A), Gallett Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (71% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.6%
State:  12.3%

75% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1035
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 65
  • South: 32
  • West: 11
Union township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 431
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 22
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • Mobile homes: 28

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 149 (13 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 147

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 73
  • 1960 to 1969: 62
  • 1950 to 1959: 50
  • 1940 to 1949: 60
  • 1939 or earlier: 211

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 52
  • 5 rooms: 80
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9 or more rooms: 44

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 83
  • 3 bedrooms: 173
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 39
  • 3 bedrooms: 38
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 101
  • 2 vehicles: 137
  • 3 vehicles: 63
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 31
  • 2 vehicles: 41
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (25.2%)
  • Irish (19.5%)
  • English (15.4%)
  • United States or American (14.7%)
  • Swedish (6.3%)
  • European (2.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)

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

  • Brazil (57%)
  • Canada (29%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 435 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 73 (13%)
  • Walked: 16 (3%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

98.6% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,154
  • In family households: 1,014 (281 male householders, 61 female householders)
    260 spouses, 357 children (327 natural, 19 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 13 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 140 (34 male householders (30 living alone)), 88 female householders (79 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 150 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 109 1-person, 12 2-persons, 1 6-persons,

179 married couples with children.
68 single-parent households (21 men, 47 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

2.8%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Union township:

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