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Center township, IA map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 353 (all rural)
Males: 183  (51.8%)
Females: 170  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 353 (265 owner occupied, 88 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.65

Center township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,985 ($35,313 in 1999)
This township:

$42,985
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $440, upper quartile is $476)
Here:

$453
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,459 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Center township:

$85,459
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,332 - $117,148

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,004
Here:

$152,004
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $91,064
Here:

$91,064
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Randalia.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Center Grove Cemetery (1), Dunhams Grove Cemetery (2), Fayette County Farm Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: North Branch Volga River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Center township: Twin Bridges County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (38% naturalized citizens)

Center township:  2.3%
State:  3.1%

77% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 82
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 11
  • South: 22
  • West: 20
Center township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 56
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,300


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 6 (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: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 20
  • 1970 to 1979: 24
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 3
  • 1939 or earlier: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 21
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 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: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • United States or American (61.9%)
  • Irish (18.3%)
  • German (5.6%)
  • English (3.2%)

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

  • Mexico (63%)
  • Germany (38%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (27%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

94.0% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 143
  • In family households: 138 (31 male householders, 14 female householders)
    29 spouses, 52 children (52 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5 (0 male householders (0 living alone)), 5 female householders (5 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 15 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 12 4-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5 1-person,

66 married couples with children.
23 single-parent households (12 men, 11 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 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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