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Douglas township, IA map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 212 (all rural)
Males: 119  (56.1%)
Females: 93  (43.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 212 (161 owner occupied, 51 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Douglas township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 40.5

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Average household size: 2.65

Douglas township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,659 ($30,938 in 1999)
This township:

$37,659
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $259 (lower quartile is $169, upper quartile is $381)
Here:

$259
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $95,929 (it was $71,800 in 2000)
Douglas township:

$95,929
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,664 - $131,713

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,952
Here:

$160,952
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $170,455
Here:

$170,455
State:

$29,315
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

4.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Douglas Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fanny Fern Cemetery (1), Zion Cemetery (2), Douglas Township Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Douglas township: Gilbert James Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (0% naturalized citizens)

Douglas township:  4.2%
State:  3.1%

67% of Douglas township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 552
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 101
  • South: 131
  • West: 54

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,300

Douglas township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 335
  • One, attached: 4
  • Mobile homes: 243

Median worth of mobile homes: $44,200


Housing units in Douglas township with a mortgage: 48 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 56

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 45
  • 1990 to 1994: 90
  • 1980 to 1989: 50
  • 1970 to 1979: 221
  • 1960 to 1969: 113
  • 1950 to 1959: 16
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 12

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 79
  • 6 rooms: 78
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 5
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 94
  • 3 bedrooms: 150
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Douglas township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 62
  • 2 vehicles: 174
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (14%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail florists (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Woodworkers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Douglas township:

  • United States or American (25.9%)
  • Irish (17.2%)
  • German (13.9%)
  • English (13.2%)
  • Dutch (3.3%)
  • French Canadian (3.3%)
  • British (3.1%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 217 (61%)
  • Carpooled: 116 (33%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (19%)
  • Wood (11%)

99.0% of residents of Douglas township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 859
  • In family households: 788 (247 male householders, 21 female householders)
    239 spouses, 261 children (238 natural, 0 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 71 (24 male householders (24 living alone)), 47 female householders (47 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 121 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 71 1-person,

41 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (3 men, 4 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

13.2%
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:

26.7%
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 Douglas township:

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