Wesley Township, Will County, Illinois

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Wesley Township
Township
Location in Will County
Location in Will County
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyWill
Established1846
Government
 • SupervisorJoAnn Quigley
Area
 • Total28.52 sq mi (73.9 km2)
 • Land27.85 sq mi (72.1 km2)
 • Water0.67 sq mi (1.7 km2)  2.35%
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
2,223
 • Density80.5/sq mi (31.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-197-79865

Wesley Township is located in Will County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,241 and it contained 891 housing units.[2] Wesley Township was formed from the south-eastern part of Wilmington Township in 1846. Wesley, Illinois was the setting for a murder in the 1966 mystery fiction book "Deadline" by Thomas B. Dewey

School Districts[edit]

  • Wilmington Community School District 209-U
  • Manteno Community School District Unit 5

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.52 square miles (73.9 km2), of which 27.85 square miles (72.1 km2) (or 97.65%) is land and 0.67 square miles (1.7 km2) (or 2.35%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,223[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°15′20″N 88°04′10″W / 41.25556°N 88.06944°W / 41.25556; -88.06944