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Hesper township, IA map Land area: 29.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 477 (all rural)
Males: 240  (50.3%)
Females: 237  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 477 (370 owner occupied, 107 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Hesper township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.8%
  • Asian: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.9
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.50

Hesper township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,753 ($38,409 in 1999)
This township:

$46,753
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $234, upper quartile is $400)
Here:

$283
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $137,454 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Hesper township:

$137,454
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,149 - $211,060

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $151,072
Here:

$151,072
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $172,430
Here:

$172,430
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $214,646
Here:

$214,646
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $40,098
Here:

$40,098
State:

$29,315
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Hesper township include: Hesper Lutheran Church (A), Friends Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salveson Cemetery (1), Hesper Lutheran Cemetery (2), Lutheran Cemetery (3), Hesper Cemetery (4), Wilson Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

70% of Hesper township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 262
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 190
  • South: 9
  • West: 16
Hesper township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 180
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,000


Housing units in Hesper township with a mortgage: 43 (2 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 49

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 10
  • 1960 to 1969: 8
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 127

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9 or more rooms: 32

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hesper township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 50
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (40%)
  • Wood products (16%)
  • Truck transportation (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Rail transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Wood products (14%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Carpenters (13%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (27%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (23%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hesper township:

  • Norwegian (56.3%)
  • German (24.4%)
  • English (5.3%)
  • Irish (4.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.7%)
  • Swedish (1.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 176 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 23 (9%)
  • Walked: 7 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Electricity (4%)

99.1% of residents of Hesper township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 477
  • In family households: 430 (119 male householders, 15 female householders)
    126 spouses, 157 children (146 natural, 8 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 47 (27 male householders (23 living alone)), 17 female householders (17 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 59 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 34 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 40 1-person, 4 2-persons,

93 married couples with children.
24 single-parent households (14 men, 10 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

3.2%
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: 2
Here:

14.3%
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 Hesper township:

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