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Franklin township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 370 (all rural)
Males: 188  (50.8%)
Females: 182  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 370 (293 owner occupied, 77 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Franklin township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.7
Median age of females: 41.8

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Average household size: 2.59

Franklin township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,380 ($33,173 in 1999)
This township:

$40,380
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $301 (lower quartile is $293, upper quartile is $317)
Here:

$301
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $57,219 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Franklin township:

$57,219
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,802 - $88,414

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $124,751
Here:

$124,751
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $49,560
Here:

$49,560
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

10.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Weldon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Kline Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Franklin township:  0.8%
State:  3.1%

59% of Franklin township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 340
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 31
  • South: 2
  • West: 4
Franklin 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: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 147
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,800


Housing units in Franklin township with a mortgage: 26 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 14
  • 1960 to 1969: 3
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 98

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 21
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 37
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9 or more rooms: 31

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (18%)
  • Repair and maintenance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (25%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin township:

  • United States or American (30.1%)
  • German (26.4%)
  • English (11.8%)
  • Irish (9.8%)
  • Dutch (6.9%)
  • Norwegian (3.7%)
  • Welsh (3.7%)

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

  • Korea (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 152 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 27 (13%)
  • Walked: 7 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 384
  • In family households: 348 (102 male householders, 17 female householders)
    92 spouses, 113 children (104 natural, 5 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 18 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36 (22 male householders (19 living alone)), 12 female householders (12 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 66 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 31 1-person, 3 2-persons,

70 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (5 men, 10 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): 16
Here:

47.1%
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 Franklin township:

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