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Benton township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 233 (all rural)
Males: 119  (51.1%)
Females: 114  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 224 (177 owner occupied, 47 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Benton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 41.6
Median age of females: 41.5

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Average household size: 2.60

Benton township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,329 ($30,667 in 1999)
This township:

$37,329
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $532)
Here:

$370
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,381 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Benton township:

$87,381
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,291 - $155,393

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $138,118
Here:

$138,118
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $50,113
Here:

$50,113
State:

$29,315
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

19.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

8.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Corydon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Cemeteries: Greenlee Cemetery (1), Rush Cemetery (2), Hazel Dell Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Corydon Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Dick Creek (A), Ninemile Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Benton township: Corydon Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

61% of Benton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 812
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 95
  • South: 82
  • West: 74

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,300


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

9 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 210
  • Mobile homes: 232

Median worth of mobile homes: $54,500


Housing units in Benton township with a mortgage: 85 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 22
  • 1995 to 1998: 69
  • 1990 to 1994: 113
  • 1980 to 1989: 155
  • 1970 to 1979: 59
  • 1960 to 1969: 8
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 0

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 84
  • 5 rooms: 132
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 139
  • 3 bedrooms: 201
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 110
  • 2 vehicles: 172
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (23%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Private households (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Benton township:

  • United States or American (53.3%)
  • Irish (18.1%)
  • German (5.0%)
  • Italian (4.9%)
  • English (4.5%)
  • Polish (2.2%)
  • Dutch (1.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 427 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 111 (20%)
  • Other means: 13 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (3%)

9 people in nursing homes

96.9% of residents of Benton township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,071
  • In family households: 948 (233 male householders, 68 female householders)
    274 spouses, 322 children (279 natural, 7 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 123 (60 male householders (43 living alone)), 47 female householders (47 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 114 2-persons, 83 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 90 1-person, 17 2-persons,

53 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (7 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

10.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

8.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

36.0%
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 Benton township:

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