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Exira township, IA map Land area: 38.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,186 (all rural)
Males: 539  (45.4%)
Females: 647  (54.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,128 (922 owner occupied, 206 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Exira township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 47.2
Median age of females: 50.5

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Average household size: 2.20

Exira township:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.78

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,064 ($25,520 in 1999)
This township:

$31,064
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $382 (lower quartile is $241, upper quartile is $539)
Here:

$382
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $98,270 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Exira township:

$98,270
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,185 - $175,447

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,931
Here:

$152,931
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $324,308
Here:

$324,308
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $113,520
Here:

$113,520
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,952
Here:

$141,952
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,325
Here:

$109,325
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $92,979
Here:

$92,979
State:

$29,315
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

24.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

10.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Exira, Brayton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Oakfield Cemetery (1), Exira Cemetery (2), Bowen Cemetery (3), Holy Trinity Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Davids Creek (A), Sifford Creek (B), Pleasant Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Exira township: Plow-in-Oak Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 417 (52% naturalized citizens)

Exira township:  35.2%
State:  3.1%

54% of Exira 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, 35% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 17694
  • Northeast: 1871
  • Midwest: 777
  • South: 2549
  • West: 381

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,000

Exira township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

58 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,540
  • One, attached: 515
  • Two: 1,024
  • 3 or 4: 1,189
  • 5 to 9: 1,220
  • 10 to 19: 264
  • 20 to 49: 190
  • 50 or more: 270
  • Mobile homes: 280

Median worth of mobile homes: $56,300


Housing units in Exira township with a mortgage: 2,377 (323 second mortgage, 281 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,626

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 73
  • 1995 to 1998: 344
  • 1990 to 1994: 252
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,082
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,973
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,570
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,826
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,012
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,360

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 115
  • 4 rooms: 245
  • 5 rooms: 957
  • 6 rooms: 1,219
  • 7 rooms: 726
  • 8 rooms: 491
  • 9 or more rooms: 488

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

  • 1 room: 150
  • 2 rooms: 572
  • 3 rooms: 1,031
  • 4 rooms: 1,930
  • 5 rooms: 1,255
  • 6 rooms: 617
  • 7 rooms: 302
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9 or more rooms: 56

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

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 91
  • 2 bedrooms: 832
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,421
  • 4 bedrooms: 722
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 204

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Exira township:

  • no bedroom: 158
  • 1 bedroom: 1,482
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,547
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,375
  • 4 bedrooms: 367
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 42

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

  • no vehicle: 305
  • 1 vehicle: 1,358
  • 2 vehicles: 1,671
  • 3 vehicles: 705
  • 4 vehicles: 173
  • 5 or more vehicles: 61

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

  • no vehicle: 1,787
  • 1 vehicle: 2,860
  • 2 vehicles: 1,139
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 29

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 (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Chemicals (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Exira township:

  • United States or American (7.7%)
  • English (6.2%)
  • German (2.9%)
  • Irish (2.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.5%)
  • African (1.3%)
  • Italian (1.1%)

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

  • Canada (12%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Thailand (9%)
  • India (9%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (8%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,715 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 1,657 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 29 (0%)
  • Taxi: 44 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 66 (1%)
  • Walked: 287 (3%)
  • Other means: 81 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 91 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)

58 people in nursing homes

95.4% of residents of Exira township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,151
  • In family households: 18,284 (3,431 male householders, 2,617 female householders)
    3,355 spouses, 6,477 children (6,089 natural, 116 adopted, 272 stepchildren), 1,128 grandchildren, 253 brothers or sisters, 154 parents, 301 other relatives, 568 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,867 (1,536 male householders (1,236 living alone)), 2,711 female householders (2,479 living alone)), 620 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 884 (588 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,745 2-persons, 1,556 3-persons, 977 4-persons, 508 5-persons, 143 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,715 1-person, 468 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 5 5-persons,

191 married couples with children.
70 single-parent households (16 men, 54 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 216
Here:

7.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

9.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 156
Here:

16.0%
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 Exira township:

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