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Highland township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 306 (all rural)
Males: 160  (52.3%)
Females: 146  (47.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 278 (184 owner occupied, 94 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

28%


Races in Highland township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
  • Black: 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 2.3%

Median age of males: 41.6
Median age of females: 41.5

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Average household size: 2.70

Highland township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,358 ($33,977 in 1999)
This township:

$41,358
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $307, upper quartile is $478)
Here:

$458
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $46,501 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Highland township:

$46,501
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,810 - $206,729

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,590
Here:

$102,590
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $8,105
Here:

$8,105
State:

$29,315
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Highland township: Blue Stem Farms (A), M T Calf Ranch (B), McCarthy Farms (C), D T S Farms (D), C and L Farms (E), Highland 17 Farms (F), O'Brien County Home (G), Tjossem Park Campground (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Doyle Cemetery (1), Friends Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Highland township: Tjossem Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 10 (30% naturalized citizens)

Highland township:  3.3%
State:  3.1%

70% of Highland township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 201
  • Northeast: 1
  • Midwest: 15
  • South: 5
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $21,300

Highland township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

28 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 102
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Highland township with a mortgage: 18 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 23
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 57

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Highland township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (59%)
  • Truck transportation (14%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (2%)
  • Health care (2%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Food and beverage stores (38%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (36%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cashiers (28%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Food processing workers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Highland township:

  • German (45.7%)
  • Dutch (23.1%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Norwegian (5.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.5%)
  • Swedish (2.5%)
  • Irish (2.0%)

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

  • Other Eastern Africa (50%)
  • Mexico (30%)
  • India (20%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (13%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

28 people in nursing homes

95.1% of residents of Highland township speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 219
  • In family households: 181 (61 male householders, 0 female householders)
    48 spouses, 72 children (55 natural, 6 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (19 male householders (16 living alone)), 13 female householders (13 living alone)), 6 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 26 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 27 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 3 2-persons,

72 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (4 men, 1 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%

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 Highland township:

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