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Dover township, IA map Land area: 37.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 492 (all rural)
Males: 258  (52.4%)
Females: 234  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 492 (356 owner occupied, 136 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

28%


Races in Dover township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.4%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.63

Dover township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,973 ($42,697 in 1999)
This township:

$51,973
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $226 (lower quartile is $220, upper quartile is $238)
Here:

$226
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $115,621 (it was $85,100 in 2000)
Dover township:

$115,621
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,004 - $152,552

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $170,794
Here:

$170,794
State:

$151,570
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Duttons Cave Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dover township include: Bethany Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Saint Peters Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Nutting Cemetery (1), Bethany Cemetery (2), Saint Peter Cemetery (3), Dover Township Cemetery (4), George Cemetery (5), Auburn Township Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Quinn Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), Little Turkey River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dover township include: Dover Number Six Park (1), Dutton Cave County Park (2), Goeken County Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

78% of Dover township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 443
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 0
  • West: 0
Dover township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.0%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 185
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Dover township with a mortgage: 48 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 38
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 124

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 38
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 97
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dover township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 107
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (47%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (21%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dover township:

  • German (48.6%)
  • Norwegian (32.8%)
  • English (3.7%)
  • Irish (3.0%)
  • Dutch (2.2%)
  • Scottish (2.0%)
  • French Canadian (1.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 195 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (11%)
  • Walked: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (14%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (6%)

96.7% of residents of Dover township speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 465
  • In family households: 409 (127 male householders, 14 female householders)
    127 spouses, 130 children (123 natural, 7 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 56 (24 male householders (20 living alone)), 20 female householders (17 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 67 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 57 4-persons, 6 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person, 7 2-persons,

120 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (2 men, 11 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 Dover township:

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