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Blue Grass township, IA map Land area: 32.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 3,592 (20% urban, 80% rural)
Males: 1,758  (48.9%)
Females: 1,834  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,592 (2,981 owner occupied, 611 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Blue Grass township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.3%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 37.2

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Average household size: 2.51

Blue Grass township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,431 ($30,855 in 1999)
This township:

$36,431
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $285 (lower quartile is $253, upper quartile is $331)
Here:

$285
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,177 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Blue Grass township:

$85,177
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,332 - $94,245

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $260,873
Here:

$260,873
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $33,994
Here:

$33,994
State:

$29,315
Population density: 110 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

23.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

9.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Blue Grass township include: Grace Church (A), Spirit of God Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: I-280 Lake (A), Northeast Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Blue Grass township: West Lake County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Blue Grass township:  0.2%
State:  3.1%

68% of Blue Grass township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 164
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 44
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $26,300


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 147
  • Mobile homes: 45

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Blue Grass township with a mortgage: 5 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1980 to 1989: 45
  • 1970 to 1979: 33
  • 1960 to 1969: 38
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Blue Grass township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 14
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue Grass township, Iowa:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Blue Grass township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Blue Grass township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 24
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Blue Grass township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (37%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Wood products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Computer and electronic products (17%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (18%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Blue Grass township:

  • United States or American (41.4%)
  • German (25.7%)
  • Irish (10.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.9%)
  • Swiss (3.3%)
  • English (2.6%)
  • Dutch (2.0%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62 (51%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (34%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

92.5% of residents of Blue Grass township speak English at home.
7.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 259
  • In family households: 220 (79 male householders, 9 female householders)
    81 spouses, 44 children (44 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 39 (18 male householders (13 living alone)), 15 female householders (15 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 61 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 12 4-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28 1-person, 5 2-persons,

665 married couples with children.
203 single-parent households (35 men, 168 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Blue Grass township:

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