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Eldorado township, IA map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,240 (all rural)
Males: 607  (49.0%)
Females: 633  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,240 (1,012 owner occupied, 228 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Eldorado township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.4
Median age of females: 38.4

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Average household size: 2.60

Eldorado township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $15,114 ($12,417 in 1999)
This township:

$15,114
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $239 (lower quartile is $134, upper quartile is $289)
Here:

$239
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $44,275 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Eldorado township:

$44,275
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,247 - $73,940

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $63,566
Here:

$63,566
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $12,766
Here:

$12,766
State:

$29,315
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

31.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Newhall.


Click to draw/clear Eldorado township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Prairie Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (2), Salem Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

74% of Eldorado township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 338
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 5
  • West: 0
Eldorado township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 156
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 31

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,900


Housing units in Eldorado township with a mortgage: 22 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 10
  • 1970 to 1979: 62
  • 1960 to 1969: 41
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 17

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Eldorado township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 4
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (28%)
  • Truck transportation (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (55%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (26%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (21%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (38%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (14%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Eldorado township:

  • English (8.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.2%)
  • Irish (6.2%)
  • German (5.0%)
  • United States or American (3.3%)
  • Welsh (1.2%)
  • French Canadian (0.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 96 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 11 (9%)
  • Walked: 3 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 14 (11%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

98.5% of residents of Eldorado township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 348
  • In family households: 285 (65 male householders, 54 female householders)
    87 spouses, 55 children (55 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 63 (20 male householders (20 living alone)), 43 female householders (43 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 86 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 63 1-person,

295 married couples with children.
51 single-parent households (19 men, 32 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

20.0%
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 Eldorado township:

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