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Decatur township, IA map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 425 (all rural)
Males: 209  (49.2%)
Females: 216  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 425 (348 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Decatur township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.0

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Average household size: 2.43

Decatur township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,178 ($21,506 in 1999)
This township:

$26,178
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $443)
Here:

$427
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $38,500 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Decatur township:

$38,500
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,871 - $75,761

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $67,299
Here:

$67,299
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $117,874
Here:

$117,874
State:

$29,315
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

24.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

9.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Decatur City.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Palenstine Cemetery (1), Cash Cemetery (2), Woodmansee Cemetery (3), Shy Cemetery (4), Decatur City Cemetery (5), Waller Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Long Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 15 (100% naturalized citizens)

Decatur township:  3.5%
State:  3.1%

55% of Decatur township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 760
  • Northeast: 21
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 75
  • West: 38
Decatur township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 226
  • Mobile homes: 180

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,900


Housing units in Decatur township with a mortgage: 46 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 59

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 53
  • 1990 to 1994: 40
  • 1980 to 1989: 145
  • 1970 to 1979: 68
  • 1960 to 1969: 59
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 17

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 119
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 48
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 102
  • 3 bedrooms: 147
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Decatur township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 36
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 139
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 54
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (%):



  • Food (19%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food (25%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Private households (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Decatur township:

  • United States or American (40.1%)
  • Irish (24.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)
  • English (2.6%)
  • French Canadian (2.4%)
  • German (2.2%)
  • Welsh (2.2%)

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

  • Ireland (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 236 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 72 (21%)
  • Walked: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 946
  • In family households: 849 (209 male householders, 71 female householders)
    221 spouses, 277 children (253 natural, 0 adopted, 24 stepchildren), 33 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 14 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 97 (39 male householders (39 living alone)), 58 female householders (58 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 114 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 68 4-persons, 18 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 97 1-person,

86 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (6 men, 12 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 Decatur township:

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