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Garfield township, IA map Land area: 34.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 230 (all rural)
Males: 124  (53.9%)
Females: 106  (46.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 230 (148 owner occupied, 82 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

28%


Races in Garfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Black: 0.4%

Median age of males: 40.0
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.61

Garfield township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $58,580 ($48,125 in 1999)
This township:

$58,580
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $375)
Here:

$356
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $93,384 (it was $73,800 in 2000)
Garfield township:

$93,384
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,845 - $211,771

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,810
Here:

$169,810
State:

$151,570
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

18.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Garfield Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Briggs Woods Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

72% of Garfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 191
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 11
  • South: 0
  • West: 7

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Garfield township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 2.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 72
  • Mobile homes: 9

Housing units in Garfield township with a mortgage: 8 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 34

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 1
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 57

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 39
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Garfield township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Garfield township:

  • German (62.8%)
  • United States or American (11.5%)
  • Norwegian (10.9%)
  • Irish (7.1%)
  • English (3.8%)
  • Danish (1.3%)
  • Dutch (1.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 76 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 11 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (2%)
  • Walked: 3 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 2 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (4%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 210
  • In family households: 192 (46 male householders, 14 female householders)
    52 spouses, 72 children (70 natural, 0 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18 (8 male householders (2 living alone)), 3 female householders (3 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 37 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 5 1-person, 6 2-persons,

54 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (7 men, 1 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: 8
Here:

53.3%
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 Garfield township:

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