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Des Moines township, IA map Land area: 33.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.6 sq. mi.
Population: 1,730 (all rural)
Males: 817  (47.2%)
Females: 913  (52.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,701 (1,412 owner occupied, 289 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Des Moines township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.4
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.47

Des Moines township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.07

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,793 ($22,011 in 1999)
This township:

$26,793
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $281 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $314)
Here:

$281
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $49,409 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Des Moines township:

$49,409
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,448 - $81,000

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $50,930
Here:

$50,930
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $24,816
Here:

$24,816
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $12,853
Here:

$12,853
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $41,390
Here:

$41,390
State:

$29,315
Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

23.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Woodward.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Des Moines township: Snyder (A), Zook Spur (B), Woodward Golf and Recreation (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Robbins Chapel Cemetery (1), Snider Cemetery (2), Xenia Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Des Moines township:  0.3%
State:  3.1%

71% of Des Moines township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 657
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 25
  • West: 21

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500

Des Moines township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

29 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 255
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 7
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 70

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,700


Housing units in Des Moines township with a mortgage: 66 (6 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 81

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 47
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • 1960 to 1969: 54
  • 1950 to 1959: 70
  • 1940 to 1949: 48
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 61
  • 6 rooms: 63
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 36
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Des Moines township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 70
  • 3 bedrooms: 122
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 59
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Des Moines township:

  • United States or American (32.2%)
  • German (10.6%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.7%)
  • African (3.7%)
  • English (3.3%)
  • Scottish (1.3%)

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

  • Laos (67%)
  • Thailand (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 199 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 4 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

29 people in nursing homes

97.8% of residents of Des Moines township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (29% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 733
  • In family households: 636 (148 male householders, 48 female householders)
    152 spouses, 223 children (190 natural, 2 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 39 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 12 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 97 (33 male householders (30 living alone)), 56 female householders (56 living alone)), 8 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 81 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 86 1-person, 1 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

351 married couples with children.
118 single-parent households (37 men, 81 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

5.3%
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 Des Moines township:

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