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Worth township, IL map Land area: 31.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 152,239 (all urban)
Males: 72,376  (47.5%)
Females: 79,863  (52.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 149,992 (119,513 owner occupied, 30,479 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%


Races in Worth township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 83.8%
  • Black: 5.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7.8%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 39.6

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Average household size: 2.55

Worth township:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.21

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,738 ($46,970 in 1999)
This township:

$53,738
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $830 (lower quartile is $742, upper quartile is $928)
Here:

$830
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $232,100 (it was $136,900 in 2000)
Worth township:

$232,100
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $184,694 - $289,587

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $253,525
Here:

$253,525
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $195,683
Here:

$195,683
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $279,950
Here:

$279,950
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $215,215
Here:

$215,215
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,499
Here:

$163,499
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $43,759
Here:

$43,759
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $92,576
Here:

$92,576
State:

$62,382
Population density: 4779 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

6.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Worth, Hometown, Merrionette Park.


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Number of foreign born residents: 15,025 (55% naturalized citizens)

Worth township:  9.9%
State:  12.3%

67% of Worth township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Illinois.

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

  • This state: 123871
  • Northeast: 1437
  • Midwest: 5784
  • South: 4173
  • West: 1242

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $130,800

Worth township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Worth township, Illinois:

  • 1,599 people in nursing homes
  • 374 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 118 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 34 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,046
  • One, attached: 2,937
  • Two: 1,589
  • 3 or 4: 2,518
  • 5 to 9: 5,674
  • 10 to 19: 7,383
  • 20 to 49: 2,694
  • 50 or more: 735
  • Mobile homes: 918
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,100


Housing units in Worth township with a mortgage: 23,157 (2,321 second mortgage, 3,127 home equity loan, 162 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,933

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 449
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,552
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,126
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,635
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,190
  • 1960 to 1969: 14,150
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,577
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,749
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,072

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

  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 207
  • 3 rooms: 1,253
  • 4 rooms: 4,994
  • 5 rooms: 11,585
  • 6 rooms: 11,680
  • 7 rooms: 8,041
  • 8 rooms: 4,349
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,546

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

  • 1 room: 212
  • 2 rooms: 811
  • 3 rooms: 3,023
  • 4 rooms: 5,730
  • 5 rooms: 2,835
  • 6 rooms: 882
  • 7 rooms: 354
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9 or more rooms: 110

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

  • no bedroom: 80
  • 1 bedroom: 1,251
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,737
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,504
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,836
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1,269

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Worth township:

  • no bedroom: 282
  • 1 bedroom: 4,121
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,017
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,372
  • 4 bedrooms: 261
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 56

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

  • no vehicle: 2,717
  • 1 vehicle: 15,611
  • 2 vehicles: 18,800
  • 3 vehicles: 5,492
  • 4 vehicles: 1,627
  • 5 or more vehicles: 430

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

  • no vehicle: 2,010
  • 1 vehicle: 7,825
  • 2 vehicles: 3,708
  • 3 vehicles: 418
  • 4 vehicles: 83
  • 5 or more vehicles: 65

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Worth township:

  • Irish (23.3%)
  • Polish (14.7%)
  • German (12.7%)
  • Italian (8.6%)
  • Lithuanian (2.7%)
  • English (2.4%)
  • Dutch (2.3%)

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

  • Mexico (27%)
  • Poland (13%)
  • Ireland (7%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • Jordan (5%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (5%)
  • Greece (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 54,363 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 6,153 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,107 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 739 (1%)
  • Railroad: 3,591 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 123 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,595 (2%)
  • Other means: 398 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,202 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Worth township, Illinois:

  • 1,599 people in nursing homes
  • 374 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 118 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 34 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 22 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

84.6% of residents of Worth township speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 149,986
  • In family households: 127,718 (29,954 male householders, 9,310 female householders)
    30,247 spouses, 48,798 children (46,046 natural, 951 adopted, 1,801 stepchildren), 2,440 grandchildren, 1,552 brothers or sisters, 1,259 parents, 2,387 other relatives, 1,771 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,268 (7,404 male householders (6,160 living alone)), 12,190 female householders (11,186 living alone)), 2,674 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,253 (1,641 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 15,704 2-persons, 8,771 3-persons, 7,655 4-persons, 4,304 5-persons, 1,968 6-persons, 862 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 17,346 1-person, 2,002 2-persons, 162 3-persons, 60 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

27,502 married couples with children.
6,523 single-parent households (1,337 men, 5,186 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,725
Here:

21.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,133
Here:

26.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,058
Here:

30.8%
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 Worth township:

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