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Sterling Township, Illinois Housing Analysis

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,199

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 362

Female householder, no husband present : 1,075

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 2,320

Householder not living alone : 450


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 48

Male householder and female partner : 293

Female householder and female partner : 28

Female householder and male partner : 273

All other households : 6,764


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,668

Renter-occupied housing units : 531

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 221

Renter-occupied housing units : 141

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 473

Renter-occupied housing units : 602

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,458

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,312


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 452

$10,000 to $14,999 : 473

$15,000 to $19,999 : 400

$20,000 to $24,999 : 589

$25,000 to $29,999 : 742

$30,000 to $34,999 : 576

$35,000 to $39,999 : 611

$40,000 to $44,999 : 429

$45,000 to $49,999 : 407

$50,000 to $59,999 : 676

$60,000 to $74,999 : 600

$75,000 to $99,999 : 700

$100,000 to $124,999 : 279

$125,000 to $149,999 : 190

$150,000 to $199,999 : 177

$200,000 or more : 105


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Total : 7,816


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Occupied : 7,406

Vacant : 410


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 97

Built 2000 to 2004 : 313

Built 1990 to 1999 : 628

Built 1980 to 1989 : 457

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,149

Built 1960 to 1969 : 924

Built 1950 to 1959 : 1,493

Built 1940 to 1949 : 753

Built 1939 or earlier : 2,002


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Utility gas : 6,351

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 113

Electricity : 922

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 20

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 13

$10,000 to $14,999 : 21

$15,000 to $19,999 : 19

$20,000 to $24,999 : 22

$25,000 to $29,999 : 30

$30,000 to $34,999 : 17

$35,000 to $39,999 : 50

$40,000 to $49,999 : 224

$50,000 to $59,999 : 359

$60,000 to $69,999 : 474

$70,000 to $79,999 : 496

$80,000 to $89,999 : 634

$90,000 to $99,999 : 399

$100,000 to $124,999 : 557

$125,000 to $149,999 : 569

$150,000 to $174,999 : 225

$175,000 to $199,999 : 121

$200,000 to $249,999 : 248

$250,000 to $299,999 : 77

$300,000 to $399,999 : 137

$400,000 to $499,999 : 29

$500,000 to $749,999 : 78

$750,000 to $999,999 : 11

$1,000,000 or more : 10


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 60

Home equity loan only : 396

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 10

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,419

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,935


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Sterling Township, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $250,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $206,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $176,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $151,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $118,800

Built 1960 to 1969 : $94,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $85,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $68,800

Built 1939 or earlier : $83,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Sterling Township, Illinois: 63.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Sterling Township, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 77.99%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 22.01%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Sterling Township, IL): $39,248
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Sterling Township): $74,800
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Sterling Township): $486
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Sterling Township, Illinois

Utility Gas: 85.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 12.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.4%
No Fuel Used: 0.1%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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