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Florence township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,258 (all rural)
Males: 1,154  (51.1%)
Females: 1,104  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,257 (1,978 owner occupied, 279 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%


Races in Florence township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 32.9
Median age of females: 32.8

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Average household size: 2.94

Florence township:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.30

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,648 ($26,000 in 1999)
This township:

$31,648
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $323 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $349)
Here:

$323
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $45,659 (it was $29,700 in 2000)
Florence township:

$45,659
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,572 - $119,619

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,295
Here:

$102,295
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $33,060
Here:

$33,060
State:

$29,315
Population density: 62 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

16.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

14.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Walford, Norway.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Saint Michaels Cemetery (1), Norway Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Florence township: Tuttle Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

77% of Florence township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 198
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 10
  • South: 52
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $35,000

Florence township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 79
  • Mobile homes: 80
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,600


Housing units in Florence township with a mortgage: 11 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 28

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 29
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • 1960 to 1969: 36
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 0

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 35
  • 3 bedrooms: 49
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Florence township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 45
  • 3 vehicles: 29
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 12
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (11%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Florence township:

  • German (16.9%)
  • Irish (13.3%)
  • United States or American (9.0%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • African (1.2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 86 (86%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 278
  • In family households: 231 (74 male householders, 13 female householders)
    65 spouses, 72 children (43 natural, 23 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 47 (29 male householders (29 living alone)), 18 female householders (18 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 46 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 47 1-person,

664 married couples with children.
70 single-parent households (19 men, 51 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 Florence township:

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