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Beaver township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 500 (all rural)
Males: 257  (51.4%)
Females: 243  (48.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 500 (397 owner occupied, 103 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Beaver township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 40.7
Median age of females: 40.6

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Average household size: 2.48

Beaver township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,615 ($34,188 in 1999)
This township:

$41,615
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $465, upper quartile is $571)
Here:

$524
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $141,987 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Beaver township:

$141,987
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,094 - $259,531

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $178,394
Here:

$178,394
State:

$151,570

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $410,272
Here:

$410,272
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $79,001
Here:

$79,001
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,482
Here:

$8,482
State:

$33,502
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

17.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Bouton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Lake Robbins Ballroom (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Beaver township: Christ Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Woodward Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Slough Creek (A), Little Beaver Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (63% naturalized citizens)

Beaver township:  1.6%
State:  3.1%

60% of Beaver township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Iowa.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 962
  • Northeast: 116
  • Midwest: 93
  • South: 262
  • West: 19

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $155,000

Beaver township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 706
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • Mobile homes: 213
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,000


Housing units in Beaver township with a mortgage: 176 (10 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 111

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 39
  • 1995 to 1998: 136
  • 1990 to 1994: 173
  • 1980 to 1989: 215
  • 1970 to 1979: 162
  • 1960 to 1969: 96
  • 1950 to 1959: 38
  • 1940 to 1949: 35
  • 1939 or earlier: 67

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Beaver township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 99
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 122
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 41

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 66
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Beaver township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 190
  • 3 bedrooms: 254
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Beaver township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 39
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 40
  • 1 vehicle: 79
  • 2 vehicles: 224
  • 3 vehicles: 97
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

Cars and other vehicles available in Beaver township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 75
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Beaver township:

  • United States or American (29.8%)
  • English (17.7%)
  • Irish (16.2%)
  • German (10.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.1%)
  • Scottish (2.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Netherlands (63%)
  • Germany (38%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 544 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 87 (13%)
  • Walked: 7 (1%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

97.6% of residents of Beaver township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 42% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,465
  • In family households: 1,250 (401 male householders, 67 female householders)
    388 spouses, 335 children (300 natural, 8 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 3 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 215 (78 male householders (43 living alone)), 75 female householders (67 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 281 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 89 4-persons, 24 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 110 1-person, 37 2-persons, 6 5-persons,

100 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (7 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Beaver township:

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