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Butler township, IA map Land area: 34.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 3,454 (all rural)
Males: 1,764  (51.1%)
Females: 1,690  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,454 (2,637 owner occupied, 817 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Butler township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 31.7
Median age of females: 32.4

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Average household size: 2.80

Butler township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.18

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,571 ($31,821 in 1999)
This township:

$37,571
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $385 (lower quartile is $331, upper quartile is $492)
Here:

$385
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,358 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Butler township:

$89,358
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,033 - $123,038

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,438
Here:

$110,438
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $202,690
Here:

$202,690
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $22,274
Here:

$22,274
State:

$29,315
Population density: 101 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

16.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Park View, McCausland.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Butler township: Walnut Grove Pioneer Village (A), Glynns Creek Golf Course (B), Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead (C), Wildwood Camp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Mount Union Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Butler township: Scott County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 79 (53% naturalized citizens)

Butler township:  2.3%
State:  3.1%

42% of Butler township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 19% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 2525
  • Northeast: 91
  • Midwest: 961
  • South: 674
  • West: 235
Butler township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 905
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 197
  • 3 or 4: 136
  • 5 to 9: 12
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • Mobile homes: 558

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Butler township with a mortgage: 546 (34 second mortgage, 20 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 133

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 25
  • 1995 to 1998: 115
  • 1990 to 1994: 165
  • 1980 to 1989: 523
  • 1970 to 1979: 609
  • 1960 to 1969: 189
  • 1950 to 1959: 131
  • 1940 to 1949: 37
  • 1939 or earlier: 52

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 263
  • 6 rooms: 253
  • 7 rooms: 126
  • 8 rooms: 40
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 41
  • 4 rooms: 389
  • 5 rooms: 193
  • 6 rooms: 51
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 161
  • 3 bedrooms: 573
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 467
  • 3 bedrooms: 179
  • 4 bedrooms: 38
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 26
  • 1 vehicle: 156
  • 2 vehicles: 460
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

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

  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 366
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 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 (%):



  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Butler township:

  • United States or American (31.8%)
  • Irish (14.4%)
  • English (6.6%)
  • German (6.0%)
  • Italian (1.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.4%)
  • Scottish (1.3%)

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

  • Mexico (29%)
  • Thailand (16%)
  • Germany (15%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (15%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • India (8%)
  • Guyana (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,651 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 247 (12%)
  • Walked: 30 (2%)
  • Other means: 48 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 23 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

95.8% of residents of Butler township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,589
  • In family households: 4,160 (828 male householders, 409 female householders)
    817 spouses, 1,776 children (1,525 natural, 29 adopted, 222 stepchildren), 84 grandchildren, 47 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 77 other relatives, 118 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 429 (160 male householders (119 living alone)), 194 female householders (184 living alone)), 75 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 389 2-persons, 340 3-persons, 298 4-persons, 158 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 303 1-person, 38 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 7 4-persons,

830 married couples with children.
190 single-parent households (49 men, 141 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

1.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

2.7%
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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