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Flint River township, IA map Land area: 31.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,360 (5% urban, 95% rural)
Males: 1,214  (51.4%)
Females: 1,146  (48.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,323 (2,135 owner occupied, 188 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

28%


Races in Flint River township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.0%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.51

Flint River township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,341 ($48,750 in 1999)
This township:

$59,341
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $383 (lower quartile is $369, upper quartile is $466)
Here:

$383
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $140,648 (it was $103,500 in 2000)
Flint River township:

$140,648
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,030 - $229,471

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $234,471
Here:

$234,471
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $199,584
Here:

$199,584
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $41,696
Here:

$41,696
State:

$29,315
Population density: 76 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

5.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Flint River township: Flint Bottom Raceway (A), Sundown Golf Course (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flint River township include: Burk Chapel (A), Peace Lutheran Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint John's United Cemetery (1), Schilb Cemetery (2), Prairie Grove Cemetery (3), Flint River Township Cemetery (4), Johnson Cemetery (5), Schnupper Farm Cemetery (6), Greenwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Flint Creek (A), Knotty Creek (B), Honey Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Flint River township: Kevin J Gahn Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 45 (62% naturalized citizens)

Flint River township:  1.9%
State:  3.1%

62% of Flint River township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1876
  • Northeast: 23
  • Midwest: 284
  • South: 50
  • West: 102
Flint River township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

37 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 661
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 9
  • 3 or 4: 53
  • Mobile homes: 240

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,800


Housing units in Flint River township with a mortgage: 292 (34 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 175

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 46
  • 1995 to 1998: 93
  • 1990 to 1994: 74
  • 1980 to 1989: 156
  • 1970 to 1979: 294
  • 1960 to 1969: 122
  • 1950 to 1959: 56
  • 1940 to 1949: 29
  • 1939 or earlier: 97

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Flint River township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 90
  • 5 rooms: 212
  • 6 rooms: 225
  • 7 rooms: 148
  • 8 rooms: 88
  • 9 or more rooms: 67

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flint River township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Flint River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 149
  • 3 bedrooms: 534
  • 4 bedrooms: 115
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 30

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Flint River township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 45
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 130
  • 2 vehicles: 344
  • 3 vehicles: 272
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

Cars and other vehicles available in Flint River township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 62
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Flint River township:

  • German (43.5%)
  • United States or American (14.5%)
  • English (10.9%)
  • Irish (6.8%)
  • Swedish (3.2%)
  • Norwegian (2.4%)
  • Italian (2.3%)

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

  • Germany (67%)
  • Korea (29%)
  • Canada (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,105 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 92 (7%)
  • Walked: 5 (0%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

37 people in nursing homes

97.3% of residents of Flint River township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (25% speak English very well, 75% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,346
  • In family households: 2,123 (609 male householders, 92 female householders)
    589 spouses, 759 children (626 natural, 44 adopted, 89 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 13 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 223 (134 male householders (128 living alone)), 75 female householders (70 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 37 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 306 2-persons, 145 3-persons, 158 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 198 1-person, 11 2-persons,

420 married couples with children.
83 single-parent households (29 men, 54 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

18.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

29.3%
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 Flint River township:

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