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Bennington township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 500 (all rural)
Males: 268  (53.6%)
Females: 232  (46.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 500 (400 owner occupied, 100 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Bennington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 40.1
Median age of females: 40.5

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Average household size: 2.63

Bennington township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,840 ($38,000 in 1999)
This township:

$42,840
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $544)
Here:

$475
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $212,164 (it was $130,800 in 2000)
Bennington township:

$212,164
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,993 - $284,917

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $233,509
Here:

$233,509
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $145,734
Here:

$145,734
State:

$29,315
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Bennington township include: Mount Hope Church (A), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pioneer Cemetery (1), Bennington Township Cemetery (2), Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery (3), Gresham Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Bennington township: Crane Creek County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Bennington township:  1.2%
State:  3.1%

78% of Bennington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 93% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 468
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 15
  • South: 3
  • West: 6
Bennington township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 187
  • One, attached: 3
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $85,000


Housing units in Bennington township with a mortgage: 48 (4 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 37

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 42
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 114

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 59
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bennington township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 51
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Office supplies and stationery stores (10%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bennington township:

  • German (60.9%)
  • United States or American (10.8%)
  • English (9.2%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • European (1.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.6%)
  • Scottish (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 203 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 20 (8%)
  • Walked: 10 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

98.1% of residents of Bennington township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 44% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 506
  • In family households: 466 (146 male householders, 4 female householders)
    155 spouses, 153 children (139 natural, 0 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 3 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40 (20 male householders (15 living alone)), 14 female householders (13 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 65 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28 1-person, 6 2-persons,

114 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (5 men, 2 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

25.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

12.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

34.8%
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 Bennington township:

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