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Benton township, IA map Land area: 22.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 900 (all rural)
Males: 474  (52.7%)
Females: 426  (47.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 900 (826 owner occupied, 74 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

28%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 37.4

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Average household size: 2.55

Benton township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,850 ($39,310 in 1999)
This township:

$47,850
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $200, upper quartile is $501)
Here:

$448
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $138,206 (it was $89,900 in 2000)
Benton township:

$138,206
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,439 - $239,237

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,777
Here:

$181,777
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $36,558
Here:

$36,558
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,567
Here:

$4,567
State:

$33,502
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

4.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Benton township: Oak Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lake: Ice House Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Benton township: Benton City Fry Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

54% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 795
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 48
  • South: 11
  • West: 39

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Benton township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 367
  • Mobile homes: 90
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 105 (19 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 67

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 58
  • 1995 to 1998: 52
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 83
  • 1970 to 1979: 87
  • 1960 to 1969: 59
  • 1950 to 1959: 19
  • 1940 to 1949: 31
  • 1939 or earlier: 44

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

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 72
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 26

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 34
  • 2 bedrooms: 78
  • 3 bedrooms: 125
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 20
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 48
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 29

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 21
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 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 (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Paper (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (31%)
  • Social assistance (11%)
  • Personal and laundry services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Personal appearance workers (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • German (50.5%)
  • English (15.1%)
  • Norwegian (7.7%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.3%)
  • United States or American (3.7%)
  • Italian (3.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 421 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 69 (14%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

95.2% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 893
  • In family households: 772 (215 male householders, 30 female householders)
    210 spouses, 280 children (269 natural, 4 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 22 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 121 (72 male householders (56 living alone)), 23 female householders (18 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 118 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 74 1-person, 19 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

192 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (17 men, 17 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

14.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

45.5%
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 Benton township:

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