McHenry County Townships’ Population & Voter Stats

A map of McHenry County showing its seventeen townships.

A map of McHenry County showing its seventeen townships.

After reading about State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to freeze the amount of money that the Town Funds of township government can get for one year, a friend of McHenry County Blog did some research on population and voting information for all of McHenry County’s seventeen townships.

There is no similar limitation proposed for the budgets of Road Commissioners.

The bill affects only those with less than 100,000 people, so it appears it would apply to all townships in McHenry County.

Thought some might be interested in it.

Township Census Pop AFR Pop Cty Clerk Reg. Voters Ballots 2013 Census voting age
Burton 4,974 5,003 3,529 522 3,490
Richmond 6,654 6,683 4,941 783 4,995
Hebron 2,060 2,628 1,738 518 1,646
Alden 1,136 1,523 1,162 230 1,018
Chemung 9,128 9,134 4,799 1,118 6,023
Dunham 2,832 2,844 1,666 347 2,297
Hartland 2,593 2,063 1,610 333 1,966
Greenwood 13,934 13,990 8,866 1,157 10,229
Seneca 2,951 2,944 2,378 317 2,440
Marengo 7,584 8,000 4,962 1,041 5,646
Coral 3,536 3,552 2,592 433 2,745
Riley 2,887 2,922 2,028 342 2,028
Dorr 20,975 20,911 13,907 1,689 15,647
McHenry 47,615 47,653 32,617 7,097 35,677
Nunda 38,299 37,900 26,365 4,946 28,273
Grafton 52,306 40,457 33,085 4,049 35,169
Algonquin 88,699 103,121 57,817 8,041 65,396
TOTAL ALL 308,163 311,328 204,062 32,963 224,685

Comments

McHenry County Townships’ Population & Voter Stats — 9 Comments

  1. Some townships have lowered their levies to have zero increases in their tax collections.

    McSweeny is ignorantly planning to penalize those Townships!

    The bill should be amended to NOT apply to Townships which had no increase in their levy.

    If Schools, Counties, Park Districts and municipalities were as responsible as Townships, the negative impact from property taxes would be lessened but then the teachers and other union members would go on strike!

    So, we pick on the Townships because they are not unionized!!

    Chicken feces politics!!

  2. McSweeny is really out of touch with reality .

    He should include all taxing bodies in his bill if he really wants to change anything.

    Just to include the town funds is foolishness when in reality that is probaly the smallest item on any ones tax bill.

  3. I would assume that the AFR would be the acronym for Annual Financial Report but then, remember what the word assume can mean.

  4. Dave McSweeney must be studying Jack Franks populist playbook with his property tax bill that will not pass.

    McSweeney the Taxfighter.

    What a joke!

    On average property tax bill, 50% goes to school.

    25% goes to municipality.

    10% goes to McHenry County.

    The remaining 15% goes to townships, MCC, MCCD, library district, park district, fire protection district, police & fire pension.

    Township accounts for less than 5% of tax bill.

    So capping any increase is meaningless.

    Want to impress me Mr. McSweeney, then file a bill seeking to cap school, municipal and county tax levies.

    Leave the meaningless populist bills to Jack the Grand Wizard of the McHenry County Combine.

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