Felix Township, Grundy County, Illinois Article

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Felix Township
Location in Grundy County
Location in Grundy County
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 88°16′42″W / 41.31111°N 88.27833°W / 41.31111; -88.27833
FELIX TOWNSHIP GRUNDY COUNTY ILLINOIS Latitude and Longitude:

41°18′40″N 88°16′42″W / 41.31111°N 88.27833°W / 41.31111; -88.27833
CountryUnited States
State Illinois
County Grundy
EstablishedNovember, 1854
Area
 • Total11.99 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 • Land10.88 sq mi (28.2 km2)
 • Water1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)  9.26%
Elevation
545 ft (166 m)
Population
( 2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016) [1]
4,322
 • Density406.9/sq mi (157.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( CST)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 ( CDT)
ZIP codes
60416, 60450
FIPS code17-063-25778

Felix Township is one of seventeen townships in Grundy County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,427 and it contained 1,919 housing units. [2]

History

Felix Township, Grundy County, is named for Felix Grundy, Senator from Tennessee. [3] The township was formed from portions of Wauponsee and Aux Sable townships in November, 1854. [4] Most of old Felix township was partitioned to form Goose Lake Township on September 15, 1897. These early boundary changes occurred mainly due to coal mining activity.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 11.99 square miles (31.1 km2), of which 10.88 square miles (28.2 km2) (or 90.74%) is land and 1.11 square miles (2.9 km2) (or 9.26%) is water. [2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20164,322 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

School districts

  • Coal City Community Unit School District 1

Political districts

References

  • "Felix Township, Grundy County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 125.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-10-20.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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