History of pembroke
Pembroke is one of the oldest black rural townships. It was founded by a runaway slave named Pap Tetter before the Emancipation Proclamation. Folk history tells us that he and his family of 18 children escaped from North Carolina around 1861.
According to illinois state museum, With a population of about two thousand, Pembroke Township, sixty-five miles south of Chicago is one of the largest rural, black communities north of the Mason-Dixon Line. It is also one of the poorest places in the nation. Many black farmers came to this area during the Great Migration; finding Chicago to be overcrowded and inhospitable, they were able to buy land in the township at low prices. The poor soil made it nearly impossible to establish profitable farms
Census report analysis of Pembroke township, Kankakee County
As the most current census 2020 5-yr data
Pembroke township has a population of 1529
The median age is 51, with 20% of the township population being between the ages of 60-69, the second highest age-group is 10-19, being 15% of the township population. (Commentary, which is interesting, because you wonder if they’ll hold the same values as the 60-69 age-group).
The population is 51% Male and 49% Female, 77% of the population identify as Black.
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