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Lee township, IA map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 272 (all rural)
Males: 145  (53.3%)
Females: 127  (46.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 272 (164 owner occupied, 108 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

28%


Races in Lee township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Some other race: 0.4%

Median age of males: 44.0
Median age of females: 46.8

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Average household size: 2.27

Lee township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.64

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,653 ($27,647 in 1999)
This township:

$33,653
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $238 (lower quartile is $205, upper quartile is $328)
Here:

$238
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $65,490 (it was $47,800 in 2000)
Lee township:

$65,490
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,118 - $94,031

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,655
Here:

$155,655
State:

$151,570
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

19.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

12.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Nagel Hog Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Lone Tree Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Gustafson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lee township: Gabrielson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (0% naturalized citizens)

Lee township:  2.6%
State:  3.1%

93% of Lee township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 193
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 29
  • South: 0
  • West: 3
Lee township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 8.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 102
  • 3 or 4: 15
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • Mobile homes: 7

Housing units in Lee township with a mortgage: 23 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 58

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 7
  • 6 rooms: 27
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 13

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 17
  • 3 bedrooms: 32
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lee township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 1
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 22
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lee township:

  • Norwegian (40.0%)
  • German (31.0%)
  • Swedish (10.5%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Danish (4.8%)
  • Irish (3.3%)
  • United States or American (1.9%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 70 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 4 (4%)
  • Walked: 4 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (28%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Utility gas (11%)

98.7% of residents of Lee township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 232
  • In family households: 160 (61 male householders, 1 female householders)
    64 spouses, 34 children (34 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 72 (20 male householders (17 living alone)), 40 female householders (36 living alone)), 12 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 40 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 16 4-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 53 1-person, 4 2-persons, 3 4-persons,

27 married couples with children.
16 single-parent households (13 men, 3 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: 6
Here:

75.0%
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 Lee township:

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