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Leroy township, IA map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,099 (all rural)
Males: 545  (49.6%)
Females: 554  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,099 (880 owner occupied, 219 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Leroy township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 39.7
Median age of females: 40.6

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Average household size: 2.49

Leroy township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,927 ($41,838 in 1999)
This township:

$50,927
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $368, upper quartile is $496)
Here:

$453
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,056 (it was $87,200 in 2000)
Leroy township:

$134,056
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,110 - $188,958

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $148,749
Here:

$148,749
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $441,080
Here:

$441,080
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $78,338
Here:

$78,338
State:

$29,315
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Blairstown, Luzerne.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Leroy township: Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), International Cemetery (2), Old International Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

 

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

Leroy township:  0.2%
State:  3.1%

68% of Leroy township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 923
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 78
  • South: 28
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000

Leroy township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 409
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 24
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $75,000


Housing units in Leroy township with a mortgage: 158 (19 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 119

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 14
  • 1980 to 1989: 23
  • 1970 to 1979: 77
  • 1960 to 1969: 25
  • 1950 to 1959: 54
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 199

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 59
  • 6 rooms: 78
  • 7 rooms: 85
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9 or more rooms: 36

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 210
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Leroy township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 58
  • 2 vehicles: 155
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Department and other general merchandise stores (22%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (11%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Electricians (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Leroy township:

  • German (53.0%)
  • United States or American (13.7%)
  • Irish (4.9%)
  • Czech (4.5%)
  • English (4.4%)
  • Italian (2.6%)
  • Norwegian (2.2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 386 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 122 (21%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 46 (8%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

96.8% of residents of Leroy township speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,062
  • In family households: 933 (286 male householders, 47 female householders)
    251 spouses, 323 children (283 natural, 12 adopted, 28 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 8 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 129 (45 male householders (37 living alone)), 73 female householders (73 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 179 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 110 1-person, 7 2-persons, 1 4-persons,

206 married couples with children.
50 single-parent households (16 men, 34 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

9.0%
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 Leroy township:

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