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Larchwood township, IA map Land area: 27.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,260 (all rural)
Males: 611  (48.5%)
Females: 649  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,259 (1,132 owner occupied, 127 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

28%


Races in Larchwood township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 37.0
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.54

Larchwood township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $25,359 ($20,833 in 1999)
This township:

$25,359
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $220 (lower quartile is $186, upper quartile is $254)
Here:

$220
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $41,072 (it was $28,300 in 2000)
Larchwood township:

$41,072
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,339 - $60,557

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $50,818
Here:

$50,818
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $54,766
Here:

$54,766
State:

$29,315
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

27.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

15.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Larchwood, Lester.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Larchwood township: B and G Farm (A), Summit Farm (B), Crestview Farm (C), Streamside Farms (D), Heyer Farms (E), E and W Farms (F), Idlenot Legacy Farms (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

68% of Larchwood township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 253
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 40
  • South: 24
  • West: 1

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Larchwood township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 131
  • One, attached: 5
  • Mobile homes: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Larchwood township with a mortgage: 25 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 66

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 25
  • 1960 to 1969: 28
  • 1950 to 1959: 15
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 41

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 39
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 55
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Larchwood township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 4
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 50
  • 2 vehicles: 28
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (11%)
  • Truck transportation (11%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Larchwood township:

  • United States or American (58.4%)
  • Irish (15.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (8.7%)
  • German (8.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 88 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 30 (23%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (9%)

97.8% of residents of Larchwood township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 324
  • In family households: 278 (77 male householders, 29 female householders)
    77 spouses, 75 children (68 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 3 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 46 (13 male householders (13 living alone)), 33 female householders (33 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 69 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person,

275 married couples with children.
39 single-parent households (10 men, 29 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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Larchwood township:

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