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Center township, IA map Land area: 66.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 3,945 (79% urban, 21% rural)
Males: 1,943  (49.3%)
Females: 2,002  (50.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,854 (2,914 owner occupied, 940 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 39.3
Median age of females: 41.1

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Average household size: 2.39

Center township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,574 ($33,333 in 1999)
This township:

$40,574
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $485 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $603)
Here:

$485
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,077 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Center township:

$77,077
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,623 - $109,222

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $88,373
Here:

$88,373
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $12,945
Here:

$12,945
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $54,719
Here:

$54,719
State:

$29,315
Population density: 60 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

9.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Tipton.


Click to draw/clear Center township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Center township: Bolton School (A), York Prairie (B), Union School (C), Koch Lake Campground (D), Cedar Lakes Campground (E), Tipton Golf and Country Club (F), Tipton Speedway (G), Cedar County Fairgrounds (H), Cedar County Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemeteries: Fairland Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Sand Hill Cemetery (3), Center Ross Cemetery (4), Wood Bridge Cemetery (5), Wright Cemetery (6), York Prairie Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Cedar Lakes (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Center township include: Martin Linn Historical Marker (1), Charles Harry Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

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

Center township:  0.1%
State:  3.1%

53% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 140
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 11
  • West: 7

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

Center township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Center township, Iowa:

  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 61
  • One, attached: 2
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,300


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 11
  • 1970 to 1979: 13
  • 1960 to 1969: 11
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 4

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 31
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (55%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (35%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Food and beverage stores (13%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (8%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (5%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (20%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • United States or American (46.7%)
  • Irish (22.1%)
  • German (4.9%)
  • English (2.5%)
  • African (1.6%)

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

  • Laos (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 54 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (35%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Wood (9%)

People in group quarters in Center township, Iowa:

  • 62 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.0% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 167
  • In family households: 153 (42 male householders, 4 female householders)
    43 spouses, 57 children (49 natural, 0 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14 (9 male householders (9 living alone)), 5 female householders (5 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 15 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 14 1-person,

709 married couples with children.
203 single-parent households (61 men, 142 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 Center township:

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