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Lake township, IA map Land area: 26.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 345 (all rural)
Males: 168  (48.7%)
Females: 177  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 314 (235 owner occupied, 79 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%


Races in Lake township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.5%

Median age of males: 46.2
Median age of females: 48.6

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Average household size: 2.62

Lake township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,045 ($27,969 in 1999)
This township:

$34,045
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $246 (lower quartile is $188, upper quartile is $425)
Here:

$246
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,921 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Lake township:

$75,921
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,519 - $122,670

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $115,150
Here:

$115,150
State:

$151,570

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $11,568
Here:

$11,568
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $32,942
Here:

$32,942
State:

$29,315
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lake township: Emery (A), Kinney Pioneer Museum (B), Mason City Municipal Airport Fire Department (C), Cerro Gordo County Home (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Parks in Lake township include: Clear Lake State Game Management Area (1), River City Greenbelt Trail System (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Lake township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

58% of Lake township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 289
  • Northeast: 14
  • Midwest: 44
  • South: 42
  • West: 18
Lake township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 142
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • Mobile homes: 48

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,000


Housing units in Lake township with a mortgage: 45 (7 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 44
  • 1970 to 1979: 41
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 19
  • 1939 or earlier: 27

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 104
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lake township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 15
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 47
  • 2 vehicles: 69
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 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 (%):



  • Food (10%)
  • Chemicals (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Food (14%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Chemicals (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake township:

  • United States or American (38.4%)
  • German (15.5%)
  • Irish (12.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (8.2%)
  • English (5.6%)
  • Scottish (3.9%)
  • Polish (3.0%)

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

  • Other Central America (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 139 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 28 (16%)
  • Worked at home: 3 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 409
  • In family households: 347 (116 male householders, 6 female householders)
    98 spouses, 105 children (88 natural, 3 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 62 (20 male householders (20 living alone)), 38 female householders (35 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 63 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 55 1-person, 3 2-persons,

69 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (4 men, 0 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: 1
Here:

14.3%
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 Lake township:

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