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Canton township, IA map Land area: 35.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 847 (all rural)
Males: 456  (53.8%)
Females: 391  (46.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 847 (757 owner occupied, 90 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%


Races in Canton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 35.8
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.71

Canton township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $64,775 ($53,214 in 1999)
This township:

$64,775
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $226 (lower quartile is $220, upper quartile is $238)
Here:

$226
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $172,950 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Canton township:

$172,950
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,367 - $222,806

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $186,102
Here:

$186,102
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $25,823
Here:

$25,823
State:

$29,315
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

9.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Shellsburg.


Click to draw/clear Canton township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Canton township: Parkers Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Parkers Grove Cemetery (2), Shellsburg Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wildcat Creek (A), Opossum Creek (B), Little Bear Creek (C), Goose Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Canton township: Warren H Pangborn Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

79% of Canton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% 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: 225
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 4
  • South: 57
  • West: 8
Canton township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 18

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,300


Housing units in Canton township with a mortgage: 30 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 0

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 23
  • 1980 to 1989: 29
  • 1970 to 1979: 7
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 5

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Canton township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

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

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (20%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Food (14%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (7%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Machinery (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wood products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (16%)
  • Engineers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Other financial specialists (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Canton township:

  • United States or American (51.7%)
  • English (14.1%)
  • European (12.8%)
  • Dutch (4.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 143 (97%)
  • Carpooled: 5 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (5%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 294
  • In family households: 294 (80 male householders, 16 female householders)
    79 spouses, 105 children (105 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 0 (0 male householders (0 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 38 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 9 5-persons,

181 married couples with children.
41 single-parent households (21 men, 20 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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Canton township:

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