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Colony township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 863 (all rural)
Males: 430  (49.8%)
Females: 433  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 863 (696 owner occupied, 167 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%


Races in Colony township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%

Median age of males: 39.1
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.63

Colony township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,882 ($27,835 in 1999)
This township:

$33,882
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $382 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $483)
Here:

$382
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,778 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Colony township:

$77,778
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,386 - $150,192

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,914
Here:

$110,914
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $890,801
Here:

$890,801
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $42,811
Here:

$42,811
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $482,249
Here:

$482,249
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $117,288
Here:

$117,288
State:

$29,315
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

26.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

12.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Colesburg.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Platt Cemetery (2), Saint Patrick Cemetery (3), Zion Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Colony township include: Colesburg Roadside Park (1), Ram Hollow - Hoffman Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 232 (25% naturalized citizens)

Colony township:  26.9%
State:  3.1%

52% of Colony township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 74% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 13406
  • Northeast: 178
  • Midwest: 2657
  • South: 3464
  • West: 382

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,200

Colony township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,243
  • One, attached: 273
  • Two: 1,418
  • 3 or 4: 346
  • 5 to 9: 344
  • 10 to 19: 124
  • 20 to 49: 79
  • 50 or more: 27
  • Mobile homes: 487

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,100


Housing units in Colony township with a mortgage: 2,560 (201 second mortgage, 82 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,344

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 127
  • 1995 to 1998: 447
  • 1990 to 1994: 397
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,046
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,726
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,310
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,996
  • 1940 to 1949: 710
  • 1939 or earlier: 582

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 104
  • 4 rooms: 363
  • 5 rooms: 1,246
  • 6 rooms: 1,299
  • 7 rooms: 668
  • 8 rooms: 360
  • 9 or more rooms: 333

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

  • 1 room: 74
  • 2 rooms: 187
  • 3 rooms: 436
  • 4 rooms: 1,045
  • 5 rooms: 837
  • 6 rooms: 530
  • 7 rooms: 165
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9 or more rooms: 23

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 874
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,648
  • 4 bedrooms: 643
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 97

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colony township:

  • no bedroom: 90
  • 1 bedroom: 658
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,403
  • 3 bedrooms: 998
  • 4 bedrooms: 189
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 299
  • 1 vehicle: 1,424
  • 2 vehicles: 2,008
  • 3 vehicles: 540
  • 4 vehicles: 84
  • 5 or more vehicles: 45

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

  • no vehicle: 791
  • 1 vehicle: 1,632
  • 2 vehicles: 737
  • 3 vehicles: 154
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 19

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Metal and metal products (26%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Colony township:

  • United States or American (16.3%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Irish (4.4%)
  • German (3.9%)
  • African (2.1%)
  • European (1.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.0%)

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

  • Mexico (41%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (13%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • El Salvador (9%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Poland (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,455 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,041 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 25 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 166 (2%)
  • Other means: 43 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (0%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

97.1% of residents of Colony township speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (23% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 32% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,104
  • In family households: 17,498 (3,562 male householders, 1,838 female householders)
    3,569 spouses, 6,406 children (5,820 natural, 143 adopted, 443 stepchildren), 1,026 grandchildren, 232 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 362 other relatives, 370 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,606 (936 male householders (787 living alone)), 1,375 female householders (1,274 living alone)), 295 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 275 (199 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,212 2-persons, 1,323 3-persons, 980 4-persons, 529 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,061 1-person, 231 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 4 4-persons,

208 married couples with children.
23 single-parent households (14 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 127
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

6.1%
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 Colony township:

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