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Gower township, IA map Land area: 34.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 528 (all rural)
Males: 270  (51.1%)
Females: 258  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 528 (447 owner occupied, 81 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

28%


Races in Gower township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 38.1

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Average household size: 2.71

Gower township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.16

Estimated median household income in 2009: $71,677 ($58,884 in 1999)
This township:

$71,677
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $259 (lower quartile is $169, upper quartile is $349)
Here:

$259
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $204,070 (it was $139,000 in 2000)
Gower township:

$204,070
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $171,455 - $262,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $226,254
Here:

$226,254
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $111,715
Here:

$111,715
State:

$29,315
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Zoar (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Gower township: Saint Joseph Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Honey Grove Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Howard Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Gower township: Cedar Valley Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

45% of Gower township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 411
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 33
  • South: 5
  • West: 10
Gower township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 173
  • Mobile homes: 17

Median worth of mobile homes: $55,800


Housing units in Gower township with a mortgage: 56 (6 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 21
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 34
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 73

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 53
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 96
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gower township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 61
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 14
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Gower township:

  • German (34.3%)
  • United States or American (16.5%)
  • Irish (13.6%)
  • Czech (5.9%)
  • Austrian (4.0%)
  • English (3.7%)
  • Italian (3.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 259 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 31 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

97.7% of residents of Gower township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 459
  • In family households: 431 (125 male householders, 12 female householders)
    137 spouses, 157 children (148 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 28 (21 male householders (21 living alone)), 7 female householders (7 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 64 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 22 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28 1-person,

141 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (2 men, 4 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 Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-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 Gower township:

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