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Lester township, IA map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,504 (all rural)
Males: 762  (50.7%)
Females: 742  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,504 (1,214 owner occupied, 290 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%


Races in Lester township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 33.9
Median age of females: 34.7

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Average household size: 2.90

Lester township:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,955 ($43,424 in 1999)
This township:

$48,955
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $377 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $441)
Here:

$377
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $130,899 (it was $80,700 in 2000)
Lester township:

$130,899
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,948 - $179,380

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $165,269
Here:

$165,269
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $58,280
Here:

$58,280
State:

$29,315
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Dunkerton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Fairview-Lester Cemetery (1), Lester Township Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Lester township include: Rigdon Access County Park (1), River Birch Bottom County Park (2), Bruggeman County Park (3), Siggelkov Access County Park (4), Childs Access County Park (5), Wapsie Bluff County Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Lester township:  0.4%
State:  3.1%

65% of Lester township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1280
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 101
  • South: 28
  • West: 35
Lester township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 413
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • 10 to 19: 51
  • Mobile homes: 62

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,100


Housing units in Lester township with a mortgage: 201 (12 second mortgage, 30 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 98

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 56
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 188
  • 1960 to 1969: 45
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 24
  • 1939 or earlier: 111

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 15
  • 5 rooms: 105
  • 6 rooms: 143
  • 7 rooms: 59
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 9
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 254
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 27

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lester township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 26
  • 3 bedrooms: 15
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 60
  • 2 vehicles: 175
  • 3 vehicles: 116
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (20%)
  • Machinery (18%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lester township:

  • German (52.6%)
  • United States or American (12.4%)
  • Irish (8.1%)
  • English (6.4%)
  • Swedish (3.5%)
  • Norwegian (3.0%)
  • Danish (2.3%)

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

  • Vietnam (67%)
  • Korea (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 611 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 91 (12%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 10 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

97.0% of residents of Lester township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,471
  • In family households: 1,358 (347 male householders, 50 female householders)
    347 spouses, 573 children (524 natural, 16 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 5 other relatives, 21 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 113 (65 male householders (56 living alone)), 31 female householders (27 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 145 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 83 1-person, 13 2-persons,

362 married couples with children.
77 single-parent households (30 men, 47 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

5.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

9.1%
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 Lester township:

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