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Harrison township, IA map Land area: 26.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 354 (all rural)
Males: 187  (52.8%)
Females: 167  (47.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 354 (297 owner occupied, 57 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

28%


Races in Harrison township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 40.0
Median age of females: 41.3

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Average household size: 2.66

Harrison township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $60,406 ($49,625 in 1999)
This township:

$60,406
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $388 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $412)
Here:

$388
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $121,296 (it was $78,900 in 2000)
Harrison township:

$121,296
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,622 - $220,834

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,931
Here:

$173,931
State:

$151,570
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Church in Harrison township: Prairie Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Bear Creek (A), Lime Creek (B), Mud Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harrison township include: Winegar Lake - Tobin Area (1), Red Fox Wildlife Area (2), Minne Estema Park (3), Mount Auburn Bridge Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

74% of Harrison township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 302
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 0
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Harrison township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 130

Housing units in Harrison township with a mortgage: 38 (3 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 82

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 31
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harrison township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 5
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 13
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Chemicals (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Harrison township:

  • German (66.8%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • Swedish (7.0%)
  • United States or American (7.0%)
  • Irish (4.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 135 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 12 (7%)
  • Walked: 5 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (16%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

98.7% of residents of Harrison township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 334
  • In family households: 314 (91 male householders, 0 female householders)
    89 spouses, 110 children (99 natural, 0 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20 (11 male householders (11 living alone)), 9 female householders (9 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 20 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 10 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 20 1-person,

75 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (0 men, 2 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 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 Harrison township:

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