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Wauconda township, IL map Land area: 23.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population: 16,387 (96% urban, 4% rural)
Males: 8,249  (50.3%)
Females: 8,138  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 16,177 (13,530 owner occupied, 2,647 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

33%


Races in Wauconda township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 87.1%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 10.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 36.9

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Average household size: 2.68

Wauconda township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,444 ($51,250 in 1999)
This township:

$58,444
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $378 (lower quartile is $323, upper quartile is $522)
Here:

$378
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,190 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Wauconda township:

$123,190
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,615 - $127,488

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $166,746
Here:

$166,746
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $51,095
Here:

$51,095
State:

$35,670
Population density: 712 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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:

3.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Wauconda, Fox River Valley Gardens.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wauconda township: Golden Oaks Farm (A), Wauconda Fire Department Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fisher Family Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Slocum Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wauconda township include: Lakewood County Forest Preserve (1), Lagoon Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Wauconda township:  0.0%
State:  12.3%

67% of Wauconda township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 68% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 16% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 314
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 583
  • South: 45
  • West: 9
Wauconda township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.2%

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

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

People in group quarters in Wauconda township, Illinois:

  • 183 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 307
  • Mobile homes: 37

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Wauconda township with a mortgage: 90 (0 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 51

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 23
  • 1995 to 1998: 49
  • 1990 to 1994: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 50
  • 1970 to 1979: 48
  • 1960 to 1969: 24
  • 1950 to 1959: 31
  • 1940 to 1949: 18
  • 1939 or earlier: 88

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 81
  • 7 rooms: 64
  • 8 rooms: 57
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 50
  • 3 bedrooms: 187
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wauconda township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 10
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 42
  • 2 vehicles: 139
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 40
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (20%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



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

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wauconda township:

  • United States or American (28.6%)
  • German (26.0%)
  • English (15.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.4%)
  • Irish (4.9%)
  • Lithuanian (4.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.9%)

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

  • Philippines (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 417 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 22 (5%)
  • Walked: 6 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

People in group quarters in Wauconda township, Illinois:

  • 183 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

94.7% of residents of Wauconda township speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 957
  • In family households: 885 (232 male householders, 58 female householders)
    227 spouses, 305 children (286 natural, 6 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 9 other relatives, 26 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72 (39 male householders (31 living alone)), 21 female householders (15 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 97 2-persons, 77 3-persons, 84 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person, 14 2-persons,

3,350 married couples with children.
659 single-parent households (170 men, 489 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: 20
Here:

27.4%
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 Wauconda township:

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