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High Point township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 169 (all rural)
Males: 86  (50.9%)
Females: 83  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 169 (136 owner occupied, 33 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in High Point township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 43.8
Median age of females: 43.3

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Average household size: 2.77

High Point township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,431 ($25,000 in 1999)
This township:

$30,431
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $259 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $285)
Here:

$259
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $45,669 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
High Point township:

$45,669
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,215 - $52,724

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $104,921
Here:

$104,921
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $36,245
Here:

$36,245
State:

$29,315
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

7.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Trullinger Cemetery (1), McCullough Cemetery (2), High Point Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cobbville Creek (A), Jonathan Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

59% of High Point township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 22% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 103
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 16
  • South: 19
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

High Point township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 54
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in High Point township with a mortgage: 4 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • 1970 to 1979: 23
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 4

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in High Point township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 9
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in High Point township, Iowa:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in High Point township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 38
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in High Point township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in High Point township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 2
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care (28%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (26%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Therapists (10%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in High Point township:

  • United States or American (73.8%)
  • Scottish (7.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (6.8%)
  • German (5.8%)
  • Irish (1.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 9 (15%)
  • Walked: 3 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (11%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 158
  • In family households: 145 (39 male householders, 4 female householders)
    42 spouses, 56 children (49 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13 (6 male householders (6 living alone)), 7 female householders (7 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 14 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 13 1-person,

35 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (0 men, 4 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

44.0%
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 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 High Point township:

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