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Jefferson township, IA map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 726 (all rural)
Males: 365  (50.3%)
Females: 361  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 726 (538 owner occupied, 188 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%


Races in Jefferson township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.8
Median age of females: 35.6

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Average household size: 2.57

Jefferson township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $22,022 ($18,092 in 1999)
This township:

$22,022
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,706 (it was $48,200 in 2000)
Jefferson township:

$72,706
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,982 - $70,377

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $123,715
Here:

$123,715
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $38,338
Here:

$38,338
State:

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

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

16.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

8.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Brandon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Sunny Side (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Jefferson Township Cemetery (1), Bear Creek School Cemetery (2), First Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson township include: Lime Creek County Park (1), Kounty Pond - Hoffman Woods Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

77% of Jefferson township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 101
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 22
  • South: 56
  • West: 8

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Jefferson township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 97
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Jefferson township with a mortgage: 12 (5 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 23
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 19
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 15

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 37
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Repair and maintenance (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (39%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Registered nurses (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson township:

  • Irish (25.7%)
  • German (12.4%)
  • Italian (9.7%)
  • English (6.2%)
  • United States or American (5.3%)
  • Welsh (5.3%)
  • Scottish (3.5%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 51 (54%)
  • Carpooled: 32 (34%)
  • Walked: 8 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Wood (40%)

95.8% of residents of Jefferson township speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192
  • In family households: 152 (47 male householders, 6 female householders)
    53 spouses, 42 children (37 natural, 0 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 40 (24 male householders (24 living alone)), 12 female householders (6 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 28 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 30 1-person, 6 2-persons,

153 married couples with children.
32 single-parent households (11 men, 21 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): 4
Here:

50.0%
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 Jefferson township:

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