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Dresden township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 822 (all rural)
Males: 414  (50.4%)
Females: 408  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 822 (656 owner occupied, 166 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Dresden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 36.2
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.59

Dresden township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,582 ($36,625 in 1999)
This township:

$44,582
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $315 (lower quartile is $265, upper quartile is $374)
Here:

$315
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $88,505 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Dresden township:

$88,505
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,696 - $142,447

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $131,756
Here:

$131,756
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $59,273
Here:

$59,273
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $37,299
Here:

$37,299
State:

$29,315
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

14.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

8.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dresden township: Plum Creek Country Club (A), Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), West Cemetery (2), North East Iowa Garden of Memories (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Split Rock Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Dresden township include: Justen Wildlife Area (1), Odessa Avenue Park (2), Split Rock County Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 31 (0% naturalized citizens)

Dresden township:  3.8%
State:  3.1%

61% of Dresden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 724
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 17
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $52,000

Dresden township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 309
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 22

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Dresden township with a mortgage: 97 (1 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 88

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 1
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 53
  • 1960 to 1969: 39
  • 1950 to 1959: 25
  • 1940 to 1949: 23
  • 1939 or earlier: 168

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 56
  • 6 rooms: 55
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 119
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dresden township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 75
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Food (20%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Wood products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Food (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Dresden township:

  • German (61.5%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • United States or American (7.0%)
  • Norwegian (6.6%)
  • English (6.4%)
  • Dutch (0.9%)
  • Italian (0.9%)

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

  • Mexico (97%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 267 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 57 (14%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 37 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 36 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

94.4% of residents of Dresden township speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (26% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 34% speak English not well, 29% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 822
  • In family households: 726 (210 male householders, 37 female householders)
    196 spouses, 268 children (247 natural, 1 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 96 (38 male householders (34 living alone)), 52 female householders (50 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 121 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 23 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 84 1-person, 6 2-persons,

180 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (19 men, 43 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:

20.0%
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 Dresden township:

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