Middleport Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

Middleport Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,375 and it contained 2,099 housing units.[2] Middleport Township changed its name to Watseka Township in September 1863, but then changed back to Middleport Township on an unknown date.

Middleport Township
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°49′01″N 87°42′29″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1855
Area
  Total36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2)
  Land36.39 sq mi (94.2 km2)
  Water0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.25%
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
4,140
  Density120.2/sq mi (46.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60951, 60966, 60970
FIPS code17-075-48814

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.48 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 36.39 square miles (94.2 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

  • Watseka (the county seat) (north half)

Unincorporated towns

Cemeteries

The township contains these five cemeteries: Chamberlain, Gard Army of the Republic, Lyman, Oak Hill and Roberts.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Songwood Inn Airport

Landmarks

  • Forest Park
  • Kay Park
  • Peters Park
  • Shagbark Airport

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20164,140[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Donovan Community Unit School District 3
  • Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9

Political districts

References

  • "Middleport Township, Iroquois 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
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