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Garfield township, IA map Land area: 35.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 421 (all rural)
Males: 224  (53.2%)
Females: 197  (46.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 375 (333 owner occupied, 42 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%


Races in Garfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.4%

Median age of males: 39.4
Median age of females: 39.9

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Average household size: 2.82

Garfield township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $23,432 ($19,250 in 1999)
This township:

$23,432
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $194 (lower quartile is $134, upper quartile is $285)
Here:

$194
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $40,908 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Garfield township:

$40,908
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,980 - $48,970

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $89,710
Here:

$89,710
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $38,467
Here:

$38,467
State:

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

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

39.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

8.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Garfield township: Duncan (A), Madison (B), Duncan Community Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Boniface Cemetery (1), Saint John Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Garfield township include: Warren E Fox Wildlife Management Area (1), Eagle Lake State Game Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Garfield township:  1.2%
State:  3.1%

59% of Garfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 203
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 4
  • South: 28
  • West: 20
Garfield township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

46 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 74
  • Mobile homes: 49
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,400


Housing units in Garfield township with a mortgage: 11 (3 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 18

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 25
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 8

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 53
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Garfield township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 31
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Machinery (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (22%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (28%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Secondary school teachers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (25%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Garfield township:

  • United States or American (29.3%)
  • German (4.8%)
  • English (3.0%)
  • African (1.8%)

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

  • Germany (60%)
  • Philippines (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 88 (92%)
  • Carpooled: 5 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

46 people in nursing homes

97.8% of residents of Garfield township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 262
  • In family households: 218 (47 male householders, 15 female householders)
    53 spouses, 86 children (70 natural, 0 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 6 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 44 (22 male householders (17 living alone)), 5 female householders (2 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 21 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 19 1-person, 3 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

104 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (4 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

3.3%
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 Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Garfield township:

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