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Howard township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,945 (2% urban, 98% rural)
Males: 957  (49.2%)
Females: 988  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,945 (1,714 owner occupied, 231 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%


Races in Howard township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 35.6
Median age of females: 35.7

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Average household size: 2.77

Howard township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.20

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,267 ($47,329 in 1999)
This township:

$53,267
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $518 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $681)
Here:

$518
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $146,314 (it was $103,600 in 2000)
Howard township:

$146,314
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,871 - $190,267

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,242
Here:

$194,242
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $386,173
Here:

$386,173
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $151,851
Here:

$151,851
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $69,007
Here:

$69,007
State:

$29,315
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Roland.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Howard township: Sheffield (A), Story City North Bound Rest Area (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sheffield Cemetery (1), Roland Cemetery (2), Fosen Cemetery (3), Peerson Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 647 (37% naturalized citizens)

Howard township:  33.3%
State:  3.1%

52% of Howard township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 10692
  • Northeast: 1524
  • Midwest: 961
  • South: 2003
  • West: 326

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $94,100

Howard township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,040
  • One, attached: 66
  • Two: 71
  • 3 or 4: 69
  • 5 to 9: 57
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • 20 to 49: 16
  • 50 or more: 87
  • Mobile homes: 913

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,800


Housing units in Howard township with a mortgage: 3,417 (323 second mortgage, 458 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 531

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 323
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,223
  • 1990 to 1994: 908
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,437
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,097
  • 1960 to 1969: 455
  • 1950 to 1959: 365
  • 1940 to 1949: 209
  • 1939 or earlier: 330

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 168
  • 4 rooms: 307
  • 5 rooms: 1,701
  • 6 rooms: 1,414
  • 7 rooms: 637
  • 8 rooms: 330
  • 9 or more rooms: 307

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

  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 182
  • 4 rooms: 320
  • 5 rooms: 289
  • 6 rooms: 135
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 82
  • 2 bedrooms: 591
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,560
  • 4 bedrooms: 549
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 94

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Howard township:

  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 161
  • 2 bedrooms: 439
  • 3 bedrooms: 398
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 1,176
  • 2 vehicles: 2,422
  • 3 vehicles: 968
  • 4 vehicles: 223
  • 5 or more vehicles: 60

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

  • no vehicle: 129
  • 1 vehicle: 537
  • 2 vehicles: 288
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Howard township:

  • United States or American (16.2%)
  • English (11.7%)
  • German (7.5%)
  • Irish (6.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.9%)
  • Italian (2.5%)
  • Scottish (1.9%)

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

  • Mexico (51%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Poland (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Taiwan (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,739 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,293 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 118 (1%)
  • Other means: 63 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 186 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

92.5% of residents of Howard township speak English at home.
5.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,118
  • In family households: 14,248 (3,392 male householders, 1,082 female householders)
    3,640 spouses, 5,285 children (4,896 natural, 97 adopted, 292 stepchildren), 250 grandchildren, 100 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 202 other relatives, 230 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,870 (663 male householders (486 living alone)), 827 female householders (735 living alone)), 380 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 179 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,628 2-persons, 1,218 3-persons, 1,031 4-persons, 387 5-persons, 166 6-persons, 44 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,221 1-person, 197 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

533 married couples with children.
69 single-parent households (12 men, 57 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 145
Here:

6.3%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 203
Here:

36.5%
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 Howard township:

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