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Franklin township, IA map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 19,061 (83% urban, 17% rural)
Males: 9,354  (49.1%)
Females: 9,707  (50.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 18,818 (12,830 owner occupied, 5,988 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

28%


Races in Franklin township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 85.2%
  • Black: 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 9.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.2
Median age of females: 36.9

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Average household size: 2.47

Franklin township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,336 ($50,056 in 1999)
This township:

$56,336
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $608 (lower quartile is $533, upper quartile is $727)
Here:

$608
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $197,580 (it was $139,900 in 2000)
Franklin township:

$197,580
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $140,271 - $255,645

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $223,103
Here:

$223,103
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $221,962
Here:

$221,962
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $205,164
Here:

$205,164
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $41,895
Here:

$41,895
State:

$29,315
Population density: 519 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

9.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Gilbert.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Franklin township: Oaks Golf Course (A), Ames Country Club (B), Iowa State University Experimental Farm Number 1 (C), Iowa State University Experimental Farm (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Born Cemetery (1), Arrasmith Cemetery (2), McMichael Cemetery (3), Bloomington Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Arnold Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Onion Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Franklin township include: Peterson Pits Recreation Area (1), McDonald Woods (2), Izaak Walton League Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2,079 (17% naturalized citizens)

Franklin township:  10.9%
State:  3.1%

49% of Franklin township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 11276
  • Northeast: 558
  • Midwest: 3338
  • South: 716
  • West: 791

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $125,000

Franklin township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Franklin township, Iowa:

  • 151 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,679
  • One, attached: 713
  • Two: 371
  • 3 or 4: 616
  • 5 to 9: 623
  • 10 to 19: 321
  • 20 to 49: 246
  • 50 or more: 158
  • Mobile homes: 132

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,600


Housing units in Franklin township with a mortgage: 3,072 (240 second mortgage, 485 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,350

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 335
  • 1995 to 1998: 634
  • 1990 to 1994: 585
  • 1980 to 1989: 828
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,126
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,758
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,052
  • 1940 to 1949: 246
  • 1939 or earlier: 295

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 45
  • 4 rooms: 201
  • 5 rooms: 615
  • 6 rooms: 1,138
  • 7 rooms: 879
  • 8 rooms: 714
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,260

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

  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 316
  • 3 rooms: 613
  • 4 rooms: 1,023
  • 5 rooms: 411
  • 6 rooms: 152
  • 7 rooms: 93
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 650
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,639
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,180
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 331

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Franklin township:

  • no bedroom: 75
  • 1 bedroom: 565
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,569
  • 3 bedrooms: 424
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

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

  • no vehicle: 46
  • 1 vehicle: 1,058
  • 2 vehicles: 2,674
  • 3 vehicles: 856
  • 4 vehicles: 190
  • 5 or more vehicles: 41

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

  • no vehicle: 264
  • 1 vehicle: 1,262
  • 2 vehicles: 931
  • 3 vehicles: 142
  • 4 vehicles: 64
  • 5 or more vehicles: 23

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (27%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (14%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Franklin township:

  • German (29.1%)
  • Norwegian (10.5%)
  • English (8.4%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • United States or American (4.8%)
  • Swedish (3.3%)
  • Dutch (2.4%)

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

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (22%)
  • India (8%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Malaysia (4%)
  • Other Western Asia (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,867 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,073 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 514 (5%)
  • Bicycle: 139 (1%)
  • Walked: 281 (3%)
  • Other means: 55 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 389 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

People in group quarters in Franklin township, Iowa:

  • 151 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 47 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

86.3% of residents of Franklin township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,640
  • In family households: 15,317 (4,305 male householders, 909 female householders)
    4,673 spouses, 4,874 children (4,611 natural, 114 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 101 grandchildren, 80 brothers or sisters, 59 parents, 96 other relatives, 220 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,323 (1,064 male householders (622 living alone)), 1,334 female householders (1,058 living alone)), 925 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 245 (47 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,588 2-persons, 1,051 3-persons, 1,074 4-persons, 387 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,680 1-person, 527 2-persons, 157 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 11 5-persons,

3,803 married couples with children.
496 single-parent households (102 men, 394 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 123
Here:

6.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

1.5%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

4.3%
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 Franklin township:

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