Richwoods Township, Peoria County, Illinois

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Richwoods Township
Township
Location in Peoria County
Location in Peoria County
Peoria County's location in Illinois
Peoria County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Peoria
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 3.11 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Land 2.99 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2)  4.18%
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,089
 • Density 2,039.8/sq mi (787.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Richwoods Township is located in Peoria County, Illinois. The geographic designation is Township 9 North, Range 8 East of the Fourth Principal Meridian. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,089 and it contained 3,048 housing units.[1] The majority of its area is the village of Peoria Heights, Illinois.

History[edit]

Part of Richwoods Township was given to City of Peoria Township when it was organized as a township in 1907. Until 1991, the City of Peoria Township grew as the city of Peoria did, and today, most of what was originally Richwoods Township lies within the 1991 city limits of Peoria, and therefore in the Township of the City of Peoria; however, small parts of Richwoods Township's northern sections remained when the boundaries of the Township of the City of Peoria were fixed in place by law in the 1990s, and these, along with the entire village of Peoria Heights, remain as Richwoods Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 3.11 square miles (8.1 km2), of which 2.99 square miles (7.7 km2) (or 96.14%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 4.18%) is water.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′01″N 89°34′00″W / 40.75028°N 89.56667°W / 40.75028; -89.56667