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Walker township, IL map Land area: 38.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 315 (all rural)
Males: 159  (50.5%)
Females: 156  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 315 (229 owner occupied, 86 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%


Races in Walker township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.67

Walker township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,495 ($43,594 in 1999)
This township:

$50,495
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $236 (lower quartile is $187, upper quartile is $684)
Here:

$236
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,613 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Walker township:

$120,613
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,936 - $139,588

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,963
Here:

$182,963
State:

$252,233
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.8%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Walker township include: Bethlehem Church (A), Salem Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walker Cemetery (1), Bethany Cemetery (2), Buckeye Cemetery (3), West Tioga Cemetery (4), Salem Church-Sutter Cemetery (5), Bethlehem Church of Christ Cemetery (6), Grant Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

86% of Walker township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 162
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 70
  • South: 3
  • West: 0
Walker township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 99

Housing units in Walker township with a mortgage: 19 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 13
  • 1960 to 1969: 9
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 47

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 17
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walker township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 36
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 4
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Food (14%)
  • Chemicals (8%)
  • Rail transportation (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (23%)
  • Registered nurses (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Walker township:

  • German (63.4%)
  • Irish (12.0%)
  • Swedish (5.6%)
  • Dutch (4.9%)
  • English (2.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.8%)
  • United States or American (2.1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 83 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 7 (6%)
  • Walked: 4 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 23 (20%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

96.9% of residents of Walker township speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 235
  • In family households: 198 (68 male householders, 0 female householders)
    71 spouses, 59 children (59 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37 (24 male householders (24 living alone)), 13 female householders (13 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 35 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 3 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person,

73 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (3 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Walker township:

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