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West Galena township, IL map Land area: 9.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.
Population: 3,364 (89% urban, 11% rural)
Males: 1,653  (49.1%)
Females: 1,711  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,290 (2,321 owner occupied, 969 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%


Races in West Galena township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.1%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 45.7

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Average household size: 2.19

West Galena township:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,568 ($36,750 in 1999)
This township:

$42,568
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $473 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $609)
Here:

$473
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $144,184 (it was $98,100 in 2000)
West Galena township:

$144,184
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,718 - $232,687

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $156,389
Here:

$156,389
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $225,713
Here:

$225,713
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $721,855
Here:

$721,855
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $856,389
Here:

$856,389
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $130,664
Here:

$130,664
State:

$280,866
Population density: 354 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

10.6%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.9%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Galena.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Deadmans Slough (A), Galena River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 125 (9% naturalized citizens)

West Galena township:  3.7%
State:  12.3%

57% of West Galena township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 1501
  • Northeast: 62
  • Midwest: 1363
  • South: 133
  • West: 77

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $68,800

West Galena township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in West Galena township, Illinois:

  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,129
  • One, attached: 53
  • Two: 120
  • 3 or 4: 140
  • 5 to 9: 150
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • 20 to 49: 61
  • Mobile homes: 10

Housing units in West Galena township with a mortgage: 442 (30 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 394

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 54
  • 1995 to 1998: 46
  • 1990 to 1994: 61
  • 1980 to 1989: 139
  • 1970 to 1979: 135
  • 1960 to 1969: 91
  • 1950 to 1959: 81
  • 1940 to 1949: 45
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,077

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Galena township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 61
  • 5 rooms: 164
  • 6 rooms: 340
  • 7 rooms: 161
  • 8 rooms: 168
  • 9 or more rooms: 73

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Galena township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 108
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 119
  • 5 rooms: 72
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Galena township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 255
  • 3 bedrooms: 501
  • 4 bedrooms: 149
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 34

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Galena township:

  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 240
  • 2 bedrooms: 179
  • 3 bedrooms: 98
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 67
  • 1 vehicle: 260
  • 2 vehicles: 446
  • 3 vehicles: 150
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

Cars and other vehicles available in West Galena township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 142
  • 1 vehicle: 263
  • 2 vehicles: 89
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Galena township:

  • German (38.9%)
  • United States or American (14.1%)
  • Irish (12.4%)
  • English (9.5%)
  • Swedish (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.3%)
  • Polish (1.8%)

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

  • Mexico (68%)
  • France (10%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Other Northern Europe (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,139 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 210 (13%)
  • Walked: 167 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 114 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in West Galena township, Illinois:

  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

95.4% of residents of West Galena township speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 37% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,208
  • In family households: 2,441 (682 male householders, 134 female householders)
    669 spouses, 781 children (702 natural, 14 adopted, 65 stepchildren), 52 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 25 other relatives, 98 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 767 (246 male householders (204 living alone)), 404 female householders (344 living alone)), 117 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 409 2-persons, 154 3-persons, 169 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 29 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 548 1-person, 81 2-persons, 21 3-persons,

475 married couples with children.
140 single-parent households (26 men, 114 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): 15
Here:

9.9%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

55.5%
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 West Galena township:

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