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Whitmore township, IL map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 4,474 (68% urban, 32% rural)
Males: 2,185  (48.8%)
Females: 2,289  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,457 (4,061 owner occupied, 396 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

9%
State:

33%


Races in Whitmore township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 88.0%
  • Black: 9.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.1

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Average household size: 2.55

Whitmore township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,895 ($43,688 in 1999)
This township:

$50,895
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $430 (lower quartile is $212, upper quartile is $590)
Here:

$430
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $90,103 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Whitmore township:

$90,103
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,046 - $156,007

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,260
Here:

$155,260
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,839
Here:

$199,839
State:

$249,884

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,143,807
Here:

$1,143,807
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $38,967
Here:

$38,967
State:

$35,670
Population density: 124 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.2%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Oreana.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Whitmore township include: Union Church (A), Garven Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Garver Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 51 (53% naturalized citizens)

Whitmore township:  1.1%
State:  12.3%

60% of Whitmore township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 3614
  • Northeast: 87
  • Midwest: 290
  • South: 348
  • West: 65
Whitmore township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

16 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,357
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 2
  • 5 to 9: 21
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • 50 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 503

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Whitmore township with a mortgage: 800 (116 second mortgage, 100 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 369

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 25
  • 1995 to 1998: 86
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1980 to 1989: 209
  • 1970 to 1979: 740
  • 1960 to 1969: 409
  • 1950 to 1959: 179
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 160

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

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 111
  • 5 rooms: 416
  • 6 rooms: 448
  • 7 rooms: 220
  • 8 rooms: 147
  • 9 or more rooms: 152

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 47
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 236
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,035
  • 4 bedrooms: 178
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 51

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitmore township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 60
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 362
  • 2 vehicles: 868
  • 3 vehicles: 184
  • 4 vehicles: 86
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 74
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitmore township:

  • German (22.2%)
  • United States or American (20.2%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.4%)
  • Dutch (2.3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.0%)

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

  • India (31%)
  • Spain (20%)
  • United Kingdom (16%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Middle Africa (14%)
  • Germany (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,007 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 192 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (0%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (1%)

16 people in other nonhousehold living situations

97.6% of residents of Whitmore township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,462
  • In family households: 3,974 (1,074 male householders, 181 female householders)
    1,083 spouses, 1,385 children (1,171 natural, 142 adopted, 72 stepchildren), 108 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 23 other relatives, 98 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 488 (203 male householders (181 living alone)), 243 female householders (223 living alone)), 42 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 17 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 532 2-persons, 311 3-persons, 260 4-persons, 97 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 404 1-person, 37 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

831 married couples with children.
226 single-parent households (66 men, 160 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 62
Here:

11.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.1%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 57
Here:

34.1%
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 Whitmore township:

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