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Glidden township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,589 (all rural)
Males: 767  (48.3%)
Females: 822  (51.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,462 (1,167 owner occupied, 295 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Glidden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 39.9
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.38

Glidden township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,943 ($36,922 in 1999)
This township:

$44,943
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $542 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $735)
Here:

$542
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $132,921 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Glidden township:

$132,921
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,749 - $254,469

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,805
Here:

$205,805
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $326,896
Here:

$326,896
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $34,316
Here:

$34,316
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $22,810
Here:

$22,810
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $94,423
Here:

$94,423
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,177
Here:

$7,177
State:

$33,502
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Glidden, Ralston.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Dickson Cemetery (1), West Lawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Purgatory Creek (A), Doe Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Glidden township include: Butrick Bluff Wildlife Area (1), Bennett County Park (2), Richey County Park (3), Dickson Timber County Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 264 (59% naturalized citizens)

Glidden township:  16.6%
State:  3.1%

61% of Glidden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 6934
  • Northeast: 469
  • Midwest: 3971
  • South: 2520
  • West: 852

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $89,300

Glidden township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

127 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,706
  • One, attached: 605
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 146
  • 5 to 9: 66
  • 10 to 19: 3
  • 20 to 49: 39
  • 50 or more: 25
  • Mobile homes: 1,531
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 32

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,800


Housing units in Glidden township with a mortgage: 2,008 (142 second mortgage, 140 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,216

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 228
  • 1995 to 1998: 927
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,246
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,472
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,095
  • 1960 to 1969: 405
  • 1950 to 1959: 313
  • 1940 to 1949: 182
  • 1939 or earlier: 311

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

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 223
  • 4 rooms: 930
  • 5 rooms: 1,854
  • 6 rooms: 1,445
  • 7 rooms: 740
  • 8 rooms: 348
  • 9 or more rooms: 278

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 58
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 311
  • 6 rooms: 105
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 135
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,885
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,253
  • 4 bedrooms: 526
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 43

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Glidden township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 89
  • 2 bedrooms: 408
  • 3 bedrooms: 300
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 110
  • 1 vehicle: 1,999
  • 2 vehicles: 2,806
  • 3 vehicles: 730
  • 4 vehicles: 149
  • 5 or more vehicles: 55

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

  • no vehicle: 79
  • 1 vehicle: 413
  • 2 vehicles: 203
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 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 (19%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Glidden township:

  • United States or American (21.2%)
  • German (17.8%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • Irish (11.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.9%)
  • Scottish (2.6%)
  • Norwegian (2.5%)

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

  • Germany (28%)
  • Mexico (20%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • France (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Poland (9%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,317 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 560 (11%)
  • Walked: 77 (1%)
  • Other means: 32 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 199 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)

127 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

97.6% of residents of Glidden township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,057
  • In family households: 13,296 (4,303 male householders, 705 female householders)
    4,450 spouses, 3,093 children (2,692 natural, 70 adopted, 331 stepchildren), 250 grandchildren, 89 brothers or sisters, 57 parents, 131 other relatives, 218 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,761 (576 male householders (498 living alone)), 1,027 female householders (971 living alone)), 158 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 3,177 2-persons, 826 3-persons, 673 4-persons, 226 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,469 1-person, 132 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

305 married couples with children.
69 single-parent households (27 men, 42 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 73
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

7.7%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

11.6%
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 Glidden township:

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