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Chequest township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 251 (all rural)
Males: 134  (53.4%)
Females: 117  (46.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 251 (207 owner occupied, 44 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Chequest township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 33.5

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Average household size: 2.82

Chequest township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.18

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,474 ($27,500 in 1999)
This township:

$33,474
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $343 (lower quartile is $194, upper quartile is $359)
Here:

$343
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,026 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Chequest township:

$81,026
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,268 - $106,146

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $95,677
Here:

$95,677
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $136,362
Here:

$136,362
State:

$29,315
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

24.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Chequest township include: Lebanon Church (A), Bethel Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Point Cemetery (1), Roush Cemetery (2), Groves Cemetery (3), Ten Sych Cemetery (4), Matthias Cemetery (5), Hissem Cemetery (6), Lebanon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bickel Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Chequest township:  0.8%
State:  3.1%

58% of Chequest township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% 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: 192
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 70
  • South: 0
  • West: 0
Chequest township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 90
  • Mobile homes: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Chequest township with a mortgage: 11 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 19
  • 1970 to 1979: 9
  • 1960 to 1969: 5
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 53

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 30
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 47
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chequest township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 1
  • 3 bedrooms: 9
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Leather and allied products (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Private households (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Chequest township:

  • German (34.6%)
  • United States or American (25.9%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.2%)
  • English (4.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.9%)
  • European (3.7%)

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

  • Korea (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47 (46%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (12%)
  • Walked: 7 (7%)
  • Other means: 1 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

62.1% of residents of Chequest township speak English at home.
37.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (29% speak English very well, 57% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 267
  • In family households: 258 (68 male householders, 0 female householders)
    65 spouses, 125 children (123 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9 (5 male householders (5 living alone)), 3 female householders (2 living alone)), 1 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 36 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 7 1-person, 1 2-persons,

76 married couples with children.
3 single-parent households (1 men, 2 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

79.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

37.5%
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 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 Chequest township:

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