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Butler township, IA map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 950 (all rural)
Males: 439  (46.2%)
Females: 511  (53.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 907 (743 owner occupied, 164 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Butler township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 46.6
Median age of females: 48.5

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Average household size: 2.17

Butler township:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.84

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,205 ($24,814 in 1999)
This township:

$30,205
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $218 (lower quartile is $165, upper quartile is $261)
Here:

$218
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $57,448 (it was $45,400 in 2000)
Butler township:

$57,448
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,734 - $92,023

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $91,267
Here:

$91,267
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $267,348
Here:

$267,348
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $33,771
Here:

$33,771
State:

$29,315
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

13.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Pomeroy, Jolley.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Knoke Fire Department - Butler Township Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Butler township include: Saint John Lutheran Church (A), Zion United Methodist Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Butler township:  0.2%
State:  3.1%

61% of Butler township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 858
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 63
  • South: 11
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Butler township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

43 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 424
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 20
  • 5 to 9: 11
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,600


Housing units in Butler township with a mortgage: 101 (12 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 175

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 26
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 66
  • 1940 to 1949: 52
  • 1939 or earlier: 219

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 70
  • 6 rooms: 76
  • 7 rooms: 55
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9 or more rooms: 42

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 122
  • 4 bedrooms: 89
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 26
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 93
  • 2 vehicles: 143
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 59
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (31%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Butler township:

  • German (54.3%)
  • Swedish (10.1%)
  • English (9.0%)
  • Irish (8.5%)
  • United States or American (6.9%)
  • Norwegian (3.1%)
  • Czech (1.6%)

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

  • Australia (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 292 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 46 (12%)
  • Walked: 18 (5%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

43 people in nursing homes

97.6% of residents of Butler township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 909
  • In family households: 713 (222 male householders, 30 female householders)
    208 spouses, 235 children (216 natural, 12 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 2 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 196 (77 male householders (72 living alone)), 114 female householders (114 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 43 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 128 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 186 1-person, 5 2-persons,

159 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (4 men, 31 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.0%
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: 2
Here:

6.9%
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 Butler township:

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