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Franklin township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 431 (all rural)
Males: 222  (51.5%)
Females: 209  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 431 (383 owner occupied, 48 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%


Races in Franklin township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.1

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Average household size: 2.71

Franklin township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.14

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,550 ($41,528 in 1999)
This township:

$50,550
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $220 (lower quartile is $134, upper quartile is $261)
Here:

$220
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $173,279 (it was $115,500 in 2000)
Franklin township:

$173,279
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,907 - $156,897

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $204,092
Here:

$204,092
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $36,118
Here:

$36,118
State:

$29,315
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin township: Key (A), Grove Hill (B), Wapsie Ridge Golf Course (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Peter Cemetery (1), Grove Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Franklin township: Seven Bridges County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (60% naturalized citizens)

Franklin township:  1.2%
State:  3.1%

84% of Franklin township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 379
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 14
  • South: 19
  • West: 0
Franklin township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 155
  • Mobile homes: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Franklin township with a mortgage: 14 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 24
  • 1960 to 1969: 13
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 81

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 48
  • 8 rooms: 15
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 94
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 32
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Repair and maintenance (17%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (10%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (9%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (34%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin township:

  • German (63.7%)
  • United States or American (7.2%)
  • Norwegian (6.8%)
  • Irish (5.5%)
  • Swiss (3.1%)
  • Danish (2.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)

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

  • Germany (60%)
  • Netherlands (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 138 (69%)
  • Walked: 7 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (27%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (90%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

93.5% of residents of Franklin township speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 417
  • In family households: 375 (108 male householders, 12 female householders)
    110 spouses, 145 children (133 natural, 0 adopted, 12 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42 (26 male householders (26 living alone)), 16 female householders (16 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 55 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 42 1-person,

102 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (6 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

11.9%
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: 9
Here:

36.0%
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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Franklin township:

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