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Bruce township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 319 (all rural)
Males: 162  (50.8%)
Females: 157  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 319 (254 owner occupied, 65 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Bruce township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 36.9
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.80

Bruce township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.97

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,051 ($24,688 in 1999)
This township:

$30,051
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $161 (lower quartile is $153, upper quartile is $175)
Here:

$161
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $56,420 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Bruce township:

$56,420
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,435 - $81,498

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $78,698
Here:

$78,698
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $27,262
Here:

$27,262
State:

$29,315
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

13.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

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

 

66% of Bruce township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 93
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 7
  • South: 27
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Bruce township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 66
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,400


Housing units in Bruce township with a mortgage: 9 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 16
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 21

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 29
  • 3 bedrooms: 20
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bruce township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 12
  • 2 vehicles: 36
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 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 (%):



  • Machinery (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (30%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (21%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Private households (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Business operations specialists (16%)
  • Customer service representatives (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Bruce township:

  • Irish (22.6%)
  • English (14.3%)
  • German (13.1%)
  • United States or American (11.9%)
  • Acadian/Cajun (7.1%)
  • Italian (2.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47 (94%)
  • Carpooled: 3 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (8%)

99.3% of residents of Bruce township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 151
  • In family households: 122 (37 male householders, 2 female householders)
    37 spouses, 37 children (18 natural, 2 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29 (18 male householders (12 living alone)), 8 female householders (8 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 9 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 20 1-person, 6 2-persons,

71 married couples with children.
17 single-parent households (3 men, 14 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%

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 Bruce township:

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