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Crystal township, IA map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 529 (all rural)
Males: 274  (51.8%)
Females: 255  (48.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 529 (437 owner occupied, 92 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Crystal township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 41.9
Median age of females: 42.3

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Average household size: 2.39

Crystal township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,277 ($34,732 in 1999)
This township:

$42,277
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $350)
Here:

$312
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $62,453 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Crystal township:

$62,453
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,328 - $116,015

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $108,033
Here:

$108,033
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $31,343
Here:

$31,343
State:

$29,315
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

13.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

8.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Crystal Lake.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Crystal township: Upper Flat Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Parks in Crystal township include: Eight Mile Pits Wildlife Management Area (1), Gladfelter Marsh Wildlife Management Area (2), Crystal Hills Wildlife Management Area (3), Crystal Lake State Game Mgt Area (4), Ellsworth College Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

66% of Crystal township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 460
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 64
  • South: 2
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500

Crystal township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 9.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 214
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,800


Housing units in Crystal township with a mortgage: 67 (2 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 58

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 20
  • 1970 to 1979: 39
  • 1960 to 1969: 20
  • 1950 to 1959: 31
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 99

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 55
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Crystal township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 28
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 41
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 12
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Transportation equipment (37%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food (3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Crystal township:

  • German (40.6%)
  • Norwegian (22.5%)
  • Swedish (6.0%)
  • Danish (3.7%)
  • Dutch (3.7%)
  • Irish (3.7%)
  • English (3.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 190 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (28%)
  • Walked: 3 (1%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

96.7% of residents of Crystal township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (10% speak English well, 90% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 536
  • In family households: 452 (128 male householders, 24 female householders)
    121 spouses, 154 children (138 natural, 4 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (43 male householders (36 living alone)), 26 female householders (20 living alone)), 15 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 75 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 56 1-person, 11 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

76 married couples with children.
30 single-parent households (17 men, 13 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: 4
Here:

23.5%
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 Crystal township:

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