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Wapella township, IL map Land area: 28.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,004 (all rural)
Males: 502  (50.0%)
Females: 502  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,004 (835 owner occupied, 169 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

33%


Races in Wapella township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.2
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.57

Wapella township:

2.6 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,785 ($42,981 in 1999)
This township:

$49,785
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $467 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $708)
Here:

$467
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,508 (it was $72,000 in 2000)
Wapella township:

$89,508
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,870 - $136,962

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $196,907
Here:

$196,907
State:

$252,233

In 2-unit structures: $106,859
Here:

$106,859
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $131,306
Here:

$131,306
State:

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

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

6.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Wapella.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Saint Particks Cemetery (1), Long Point Cemetery (2), Sugar Grove Cemetery (3), Crum Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (100% naturalized citizens)

Wapella township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

58% of Wapella township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 852
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 46
  • South: 52
  • West: 15

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Wapella township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 339
  • Two: 3
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • Mobile homes: 67

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Wapella township with a mortgage: 175 (19 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 57

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 90
  • 1960 to 1969: 49
  • 1950 to 1959: 28
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 138

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 56
  • 6 rooms: 105
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 45
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 3
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 75
  • 3 bedrooms: 189
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wapella township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 55
  • 2 vehicles: 144
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wapella township:

  • German (24.1%)
  • United States or American (20.0%)
  • English (17.8%)
  • Irish (11.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.1%)
  • Polish (3.8%)
  • Welsh (2.6%)

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

  • Japan (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 385 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 57 (12%)
  • Railroad: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

98.3% of residents of Wapella township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 977
  • In family households: 894 (228 male householders, 47 female householders)
    258 spouses, 335 children (301 natural, 12 adopted, 22 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 9 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 83 (22 male householders (18 living alone)), 56 female householders (55 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 124 2-persons, 54 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 73 1-person, 5 2-persons,

197 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (7 men, 30 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

1.0%
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: 2
Here:

5.6%
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 Wapella township:

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