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Jackson township, IA map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 710 (all rural)
Males: 344  (48.5%)
Females: 366  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 710 (555 owner occupied, 155 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Jackson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.6%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 37.0

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Average household size: 2.60

Jackson township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,677 ($32,596 in 1999)
This township:

$39,677
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $444)
Here:

$341
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,795 (it was $45,400 in 2000)
Jackson township:

$69,795
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,572 - $121,755

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,190
Here:

$134,190
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $37,128
Here:

$37,128
State:

$29,315
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Garrison.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Carlisle Grove Cemetery (1), Garrison Cemetery (2), Pratt Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Jackson township: Jackson Township Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (0% naturalized citizens)

Jackson township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

64% of Jackson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 533
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 80
  • South: 91
  • West: 39
Jackson township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 206
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 5
  • Mobile homes: 78
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,200


Housing units in Jackson township with a mortgage: 78 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 51
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 50
  • 1960 to 1969: 37
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 40

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 126
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jackson township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 54
  • 2 vehicles: 113
  • 3 vehicles: 34
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 25
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (24%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Jackson township:

  • United States or American (43.1%)
  • English (18.5%)
  • Irish (12.1%)
  • German (8.5%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.8%)
  • Scottish (1.0%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 261 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (15%)
  • Walked: 5 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

96.0% of residents of Jackson township speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 767
  • In family households: 703 (188 male householders, 48 female householders)
    178 spouses, 235 children (204 natural, 12 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 14 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 64 (23 male householders (18 living alone)), 36 female householders (34 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 95 2-persons, 58 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 52 1-person, 7 2-persons,

158 married couples with children.
37 single-parent households (9 men, 28 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: 7
Here:

58.3%
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 Jackson township:

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