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Wauponsee township, IL map Land area: 27.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population: 2,491 (67% urban, 33% rural)
Males: 1,266  (50.8%)
Females: 1,225  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,491 (2,160 owner occupied, 331 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%


Races in Wauponsee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 37.8

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Average household size: 2.93

Wauponsee township:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2009: $77,124 ($66,583 in 1999)
This township:

$77,124
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $522, upper quartile is $777)
Here:

$632
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $223,027 (it was $147,400 in 2000)
Wauponsee township:

$223,027
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $164,949 - $273,091

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $237,817
Here:

$237,817
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $139,690
Here:

$139,690
State:

$249,884

Mobile homes: $153,130
Here:

$153,130
State:

$35,670
Population density: 92 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

0.5%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Wauponsee township include: Our Saviors Church (A), Church of Christ (B), First Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud Slough (A), Mazon River (B), Waupecan Creek (C), Spring Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 95 (0% naturalized citizens)

Wauponsee township:  3.8%
State:  12.3%

65% of Wauponsee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2011
  • Northeast: 17
  • Midwest: 209
  • South: 116
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500

Wauponsee township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 793
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $75,000


Housing units in Wauponsee township with a mortgage: 460 (28 second mortgage, 107 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 212

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 44
  • 1990 to 1994: 103
  • 1980 to 1989: 89
  • 1970 to 1979: 198
  • 1960 to 1969: 196
  • 1950 to 1959: 134
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 66

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 125
  • 6 rooms: 182
  • 7 rooms: 170
  • 8 rooms: 132
  • 9 or more rooms: 71

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 75
  • 3 bedrooms: 462
  • 4 bedrooms: 138
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 36

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wauponsee township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 61
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 99
  • 2 vehicles: 327
  • 3 vehicles: 193
  • 4 vehicles: 83
  • 5 or more vehicles: 28

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 63
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wauponsee township:

  • German (23.3%)
  • Irish (13.0%)
  • Italian (11.3%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • Norwegian (7.9%)
  • Polish (4.6%)

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

  • Mexico (81%)
  • Russia (14%)
  • Germany (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,087 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 82 (7%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

94.3% of residents of Wauponsee township speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,476
  • In family households: 2,376 (657 male householders, 93 female householders)
    674 spouses, 824 children (744 natural, 24 adopted, 56 stepchildren), 56 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 37 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 100 (59 male householders (59 living alone)), 41 female householders (41 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 297 2-persons, 174 3-persons, 166 4-persons, 77 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 100 1-person,

605 married couples with children.
76 single-parent households (30 men, 46 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

12.8%
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: 18
Here:

24.3%
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 Wauponsee township:

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