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Cedar township, IA map Land area: 42.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 533 (all rural)
Males: 271  (50.8%)
Females: 262  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 533 (456 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%


Races in Cedar township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.7%

Median age of males: 39.6
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.73

Cedar township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $49,342 ($40,536 in 1999)
This township:

$49,342
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $315 (lower quartile is $300, upper quartile is $344)
Here:

$315
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,858 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Cedar township:

$88,858
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,881 - $151,988

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,732
Here:

$132,732
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $15,232
Here:

$15,232
State:

$29,315
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Mount Auburn.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Cedar township: Pratt Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwall Cemetery (1), Mount Auburn Cemetery (2), Engledow Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (100% naturalized citizens)

Cedar township:  0.9%
State:  3.1%

65% of Cedar township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 459
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 48
  • South: 2
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Cedar township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 214
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,300


Housing units in Cedar township with a mortgage: 56 (0 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 47

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 34
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 134

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 51
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 29

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cedar township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 66
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 13
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cedar township:

  • German (53.4%)
  • Irish (16.6%)
  • English (7.8%)
  • United States or American (4.4%)
  • Norwegian (3.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.8%)
  • Yugoslavian (1.8%)

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

  • Japan (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 174 (56%)
  • Carpooled: 30 (10%)
  • Walked: 19 (6%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 82 (27%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (5%)

97.7% of residents of Cedar township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 518
  • In family households: 478 (160 male householders, 10 female householders)
    136 spouses, 124 children (110 natural, 3 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 0 other relatives, 25 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40 (12 male householders (3 living alone)), 17 female householders (15 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 90 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 18 1-person, 11 2-persons,

125 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (2 men, 2 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): 4
Here:

8.9%
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 Cedar township:

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