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Center township, IA map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,195 (all rural)
Males: 750  (62.8%)
Females: 445  (37.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 746 (574 owner occupied, 172 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.0%
  • Black: 5.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.6%

Median age of males: 40.8
Median age of females: 54.9

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Average household size: 2.01

Center township:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.73

Estimated median household income in 2009: $32,460 ($26,667 in 1999)
This township:

$32,460
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $353 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $417)
Here:

$353
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,477 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Center township:

$80,477
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,211 - $104,829

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $113,848
Here:

$113,848
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $826,349
Here:

$826,349
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $92,870
Here:

$92,870
State:

$29,315
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Center township: Highway Number Twenty Rest Area (A), Richards (B), Calhoun County Home (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Center township: Immanuel Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Center township: Center Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Center township:  0.3%
State:  3.1%

50% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 977
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 171
  • South: 18
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,300

Center township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

408 people in state prisons
41 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 324
  • One, attached: 4
  • 5 to 9: 45
  • 20 to 49: 13
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 4

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 113 (0 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 103

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 43
  • 1960 to 1969: 118
  • 1950 to 1959: 68
  • 1940 to 1949: 47
  • 1939 or earlier: 121

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 47
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9 or more rooms: 42

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 54
  • 3 bedrooms: 126
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 26
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 78
  • 2 vehicles: 91
  • 3 vehicles: 52
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 21
  • 1 vehicle: 73
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Wood products (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Food (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • German (44.4%)
  • English (9.0%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • Irish (5.2%)
  • Dutch (3.2%)
  • Norwegian (3.1%)
  • Swedish (2.7%)

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

  • Thailand (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 296 (91%)
  • Carpooled: 7 (2%)
  • Motorcycle: 6 (2%)
  • Walked: 5 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

408 people in state prisons
41 people in nursing homes

96.7% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 752
  • In family households: 618 (193 male householders, 21 female householders)
    191 spouses, 205 children (189 natural, 13 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 134 (30 male householders (30 living alone)), 104 female householders (104 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 454 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 117 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 57 4-persons, 16 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 134 1-person,

125 married couples with children.
20 single-parent households (5 men, 15 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): 7
Here:

8.4%
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 Center township:

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