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Wesley township, IL map Land area: 28.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 2,568 (65% urban, 35% rural)
Males: 1,237  (48.2%)
Females: 1,331  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,368 (2,167 owner occupied, 201 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Wesley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.6%
  • Black: 5.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 36.1

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Average household size: 2.91

Wesley township:

2.9 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.28

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,814 ($51,571 in 1999)
This township:

$59,814
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $633 (lower quartile is $433, upper quartile is $1,160)
Here:

$633
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $203,472 (it was $131,000 in 2000)
Wesley township:

$203,472
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $136,783 - $241,288

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $226,438
Here:

$226,438
State:

$252,233

Mobile homes: $53,460
Here:

$53,460
State:

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

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

5.3%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Lakewood Shores.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wesley township: Ritchie Station (A), Forked Bend Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Rayns Creek (A), South Branch Forked Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (50% naturalized citizens)

Wesley township:  1.0%
State:  12.3%

68% of Wesley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 2186
  • Northeast: 43
  • Midwest: 175
  • South: 140
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,000

Wesley township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

200 people in state prisons

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 867
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Wesley township with a mortgage: 399 (74 second mortgage, 48 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 196

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 60
  • 1980 to 1989: 43
  • 1970 to 1979: 194
  • 1960 to 1969: 175
  • 1950 to 1959: 207
  • 1940 to 1949: 54
  • 1939 or earlier: 121

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 194
  • 6 rooms: 206
  • 7 rooms: 125
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9 or more rooms: 126

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 137
  • 3 bedrooms: 446
  • 4 bedrooms: 137
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 27

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wesley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 118
  • 2 vehicles: 368
  • 3 vehicles: 174
  • 4 vehicles: 54
  • 5 or more vehicles: 39

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (21%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wesley township:

  • German (18.0%)
  • United States or American (13.6%)
  • Irish (13.1%)
  • Polish (9.2%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • Italian (6.4%)
  • Norwegian (3.4%)

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

  • Austria (27%)
  • Canada (27%)
  • Germany (23%)
  • Mexico (23%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 941 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 64 (6%)
  • Railroad: 7 (1%)
  • Walked: 21 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (4%)

200 people in state prisons

97.0% of residents of Wesley township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,399
  • In family households: 2,209 (560 male householders, 90 female householders)
    534 spouses, 862 children (788 natural, 17 adopted, 57 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 38 other relatives, 35 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 190 (104 male householders (86 living alone)), 60 female householders (51 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 198 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 244 2-persons, 138 3-persons, 157 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 137 1-person, 27 2-persons,

536 married couples with children.
98 single-parent households (46 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

14.6%
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 Wesley township:

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