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Canaan township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 400 (all rural)
Males: 200  (50.0%)
Females: 200  (50.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 400 (321 owner occupied, 79 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Canaan township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.58

Canaan township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,531 ($46,442 in 1999)
This township:

$56,531
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $587 (lower quartile is $408, upper quartile is $726)
Here:

$587
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,648 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Canaan township:

$89,648
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,852 - $117,471

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $108,491
Here:

$108,491
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $99,711
Here:

$99,711
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $61,266
Here:

$61,266
State:

$29,315
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Mount Union.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Sheridan Cemetery (1), Trinity Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

57% of Canaan township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 96% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 418
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 5
  • West: 8

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

Canaan township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 175
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $35,800


Housing units in Canaan township with a mortgage: 62 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 27

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • 1960 to 1969: 14
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 30
  • 1939 or earlier: 105

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9 or more rooms: 39

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 57
  • 4 bedrooms: 48
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Canaan township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 80
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Gasoline stations (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (17%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Canaan township:

  • German (41.3%)
  • United States or American (21.1%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • Swedish (3.9%)
  • European (2.9%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 168 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 32 (14%)
  • Walked: 4 (2%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (12%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

99.1% of residents of Canaan township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 474
  • In family households: 430 (121 male householders, 13 female householders)
    120 spouses, 163 children (141 natural, 10 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 44 (27 male householders (20 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 56 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 11 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 26 1-person, 3 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

91 married couples with children.
11 single-parent households (4 men, 7 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 Canaan township:

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