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Grove township, IA map Land area: 35.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 7,608 (89% urban, 11% rural)
Males: 3,608  (47.4%)
Females: 4,000  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 7,287 (5,516 owner occupied, 1,771 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 41.6
Median age of females: 44.7

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Average household size: 2.23

Grove township:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,343 ($31,500 in 1999)
This township:

$38,343
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $365 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $424)
Here:

$365
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,036 (it was $48,400 in 2000)
Grove township:

$65,036
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,891 - $120,223

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,732
Here:

$102,732
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $29,619
Here:

$29,619
State:

$156,028

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $39,859
Here:

$39,859
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $49,372
Here:

$49,372
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,262
Here:

$3,262
State:

$33,502
Population density: 216 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

15.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Atlantic.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Creek (A), Lone Tree Branch (B), Jim Branch (C), Eller Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (14% naturalized citizens)

Grove township:  0.1%
State:  3.1%

64% of Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1599
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 125
  • South: 171
  • West: 65

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Grove township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Grove township, Iowa:

  • 148 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 596
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • Mobile homes: 256
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,800


Housing units in Grove township with a mortgage: 216 (7 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 188

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 23
  • 1995 to 1998: 115
  • 1990 to 1994: 67
  • 1980 to 1989: 169
  • 1970 to 1979: 177
  • 1960 to 1969: 129
  • 1950 to 1959: 46
  • 1940 to 1949: 82
  • 1939 or earlier: 70

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

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 198
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

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

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 38
  • 2 bedrooms: 139
  • 3 bedrooms: 373
  • 4 bedrooms: 91
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 54
  • 3 bedrooms: 47
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 213
  • 2 vehicles: 293
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 42
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Paper (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Grove township:

  • United States or American (22.5%)
  • Irish (8.5%)
  • German (5.0%)
  • English (4.1%)
  • African (3.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)
  • Scottish (1.0%)

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

  • Mexico (57%)
  • United Kingdom (43%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 686 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 142 (17%)
  • Walked: 14 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 7 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

People in group quarters in Grove township, Iowa:

  • 148 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes

97.8% of residents of Grove township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,992
  • In family households: 1,762 (422 male householders, 151 female householders)
    400 spouses, 573 children (521 natural, 17 adopted, 35 stepchildren), 88 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 48 other relatives, 37 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 230 (106 male householders (101 living alone)), 103 female householders (87 living alone)), 21 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 227 2-persons, 155 3-persons, 121 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 188 1-person, 19 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

1,214 married couples with children.
440 single-parent households (114 men, 326 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

3.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

4.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

19.2%
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 Grove township:

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