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Big Grove township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 230 (all rural)
Males: 112  (48.7%)
Females: 118  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 230 (169 owner occupied, 61 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%


Races in Big Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 41.3
Median age of females: 39.0

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Average household size: 2.56

Big Grove township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,174 ($35,469 in 1999)
This township:

$43,174
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $413 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $440)
Here:

$413
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $79,634 (it was $51,800 in 2000)
Big Grove township:

$79,634
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,161 - $137,036

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,902
Here:

$114,902
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $181,473
Here:

$181,473
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $57,736
Here:

$57,736
State:

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

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

10.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

5.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Big Grove township: Gomersal (A), Benton Centre (B), Big Grove Townhall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bender Cemetery (1), Van Metre Cemetery (2), Bishop Grove Cemetery (3), LaRue Cemetery (4), Indian Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Big Grove township: Big Grove Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (67% naturalized citizens)

Big Grove township:  1.3%
State:  3.1%

65% of Big Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 996
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 98
  • South: 95
  • West: 51

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,300


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 317
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 15
  • Mobile homes: 153
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,800


Housing units in Big Grove township with a mortgage: 107 (14 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 76

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 43
  • 1990 to 1994: 39
  • 1980 to 1989: 83
  • 1970 to 1979: 192
  • 1960 to 1969: 76
  • 1950 to 1959: 28
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 21

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Big Grove township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 62
  • 5 rooms: 122
  • 6 rooms: 88
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Grove township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 83
  • 3 bedrooms: 231
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 39
  • 3 bedrooms: 39
  • 4 bedrooms: 1
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 95
  • 2 vehicles: 173
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Big Grove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Paper (18%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Big Grove township:

  • United States or American (23.8%)
  • Irish (17.4%)
  • German (15.9%)
  • English (11.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.4%)
  • Italian (2.1%)
  • Dutch (1.6%)

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

  • Korea (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 500 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 68 (11%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 23 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (5%)

97.2% of residents of Big Grove township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,262
  • In family households: 1,142 (315 male householders, 68 female householders)
    300 spouses, 396 children (349 natural, 11 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 16 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 120 (57 male householders (43 living alone)), 53 female householders (51 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 154 2-persons, 104 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 94 1-person, 16 2-persons,

46 married couples with children.
3 single-parent households (0 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

13.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

15.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

20.5%
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 Big Grove township:

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