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Franklin township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 769 (all rural)
Males: 384  (49.9%)
Females: 385  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 769 (611 owner occupied, 158 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Franklin township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 38.0
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.79

Franklin township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,298 ($46,250 in 1999)
This township:

$56,298
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $471 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $519)
Here:

$471
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $128,553 (it was $94,600 in 2000)
Franklin township:

$128,553
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $87,530 - $169,035

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $224,669
Here:

$224,669
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $88,454
Here:

$88,454
State:

$29,315
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

15.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Zion School Museum (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Franklin township include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Mary's Church (B), Old Stone Church (C), Salem Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Old Stone Cemetery (2), Jackson Cemetery (3), Thie Farm Cemetery (4), Salem Lutheran Cemetery (5), Franklin Mills Cemetery (6), Loper Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Franklin township: Big Hollow Creek Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

76% of Franklin township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 648
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 23
  • West: 16
Franklin 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: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 245
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,000


Housing units in Franklin township with a mortgage: 79 (7 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 54
  • 1960 to 1969: 26
  • 1950 to 1959: 54
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 71

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 59
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 63
  • 3 bedrooms: 109
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 85
  • 3 vehicles: 56
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Chemicals (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin township:

  • German (53.0%)
  • English (12.6%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • Swedish (7.8%)
  • Irish (6.4%)
  • Polish (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 368 (92%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

98.5% of residents of Franklin township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 733
  • In family households: 655 (174 male householders, 27 female householders)
    177 spouses, 264 children (238 natural, 22 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 8 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 78 (44 male householders (40 living alone)), 20 female householders (11 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 94 2-persons, 40 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 31 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 51 1-person, 13 2-persons,

162 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (17 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): 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 Franklin township:

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