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Knox township, IA map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 202 (all rural)
Males: 103  (51.0%)
Females: 99  (49.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 202 (154 owner occupied, 48 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Knox township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.5%
  • Some other race: 0.5%

Median age of males: 36.4
Median age of females: 35.8

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Average household size: 2.59

Knox township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,926 ($36,908 in 1999)
This township:

$44,926
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $479 (lower quartile is $394, upper quartile is $546)
Here:

$479
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,452 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
Knox township:

$123,452
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,978 - $271,851

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,943
Here:

$181,943
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $155,732
Here:

$155,732
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,407
Here:

$140,407
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $51,411
Here:

$51,411
State:

$29,315
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

9.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Lacelle Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 544 (8% naturalized citizens)

Knox township:  269.3%
State:  3.1%

66% of Knox township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 4400
  • Northeast: 132
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 604
  • West: 79
Knox township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,703
  • One, attached: 38
  • Two: 28
  • 3 or 4: 51
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • Mobile homes: 517

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,000


Housing units in Knox township with a mortgage: 708 (57 second mortgage, 145 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 454

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 66
  • 1995 to 1998: 248
  • 1990 to 1994: 193
  • 1980 to 1989: 346
  • 1970 to 1979: 462
  • 1960 to 1969: 355
  • 1950 to 1959: 241
  • 1940 to 1949: 207
  • 1939 or earlier: 243

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 627
  • 6 rooms: 313
  • 7 rooms: 203
  • 8 rooms: 151
  • 9 or more rooms: 119

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

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 151
  • 5 rooms: 116
  • 6 rooms: 90
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 30

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

  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 417
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,008
  • 4 bedrooms: 184
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knox township:

  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 64
  • 2 bedrooms: 212
  • 3 bedrooms: 165
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 64
  • 1 vehicle: 452
  • 2 vehicles: 674
  • 3 vehicles: 364
  • 4 vehicles: 96
  • 5 or more vehicles: 53

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

  • no vehicle: 68
  • 1 vehicle: 186
  • 2 vehicles: 201
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Cooks and food preparation workers (23%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Knox township:

  • United States or American (34.8%)
  • German (10.1%)
  • English (9.5%)
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.0%)
  • Dutch (2.6%)
  • European (2.3%)

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

  • Mexico (97%)
  • Other Northern Europe (1%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Spain (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,975 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 415 (17%)
  • Walked: 38 (2%)
  • Other means: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

87.5% of residents of Knox township speak English at home.
12.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 28% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,436
  • In family households: 4,738 (1,185 male householders, 368 female householders)
    1,244 spouses, 1,586 children (1,494 natural, 42 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 83 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 110 other relatives, 82 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 698 (213 male householders (162 living alone)), 405 female householders (394 living alone)), 80 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 412 (283 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 673 2-persons, 417 3-persons, 280 4-persons, 110 5-persons, 51 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 556 1-person, 58 2-persons, 4 4-persons,

49 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (2 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 29
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 23
Here:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29
Here:

25.2%
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 Knox township:

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