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Liberty township, IA map Land area: 33.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 1,133 (all rural)
Males: 583  (51.5%)
Females: 550  (48.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,133 (940 owner occupied, 193 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Liberty township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.8%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 36.6
Median age of females: 37.3

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Average household size: 2.70

Liberty township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,516 ($41,500 in 1999)
This township:

$50,516
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $419 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $454)
Here:

$419
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $119,467 (it was $79,200 in 2000)
Liberty township:

$119,467
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,708 - $169,692

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,815
Here:

$169,815
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $53,335
Here:

$53,335
State:

$29,315
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Quasqueton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Buffalo Creek Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Liberty township: Pine Creek Mission Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Pine Creek Cemetery (2), Hickory Grove Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Dry Creek (A), Pine Creek (B), Nash Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Liberty township include: Boies Bend County Park (1), Cedar Rock State Park (2), Pine Creek County Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (100% naturalized citizens)

Liberty township:  0.4%
State:  3.1%

66% of Liberty 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, 62% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 992
  • Northeast: 20
  • Midwest: 62
  • South: 47
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,800

Liberty township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.5%

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: 386
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 75

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Liberty township with a mortgage: 130 (8 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 104

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 15
  • 1995 to 1998: 25
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 72
  • 1970 to 1979: 85
  • 1960 to 1969: 65
  • 1950 to 1959: 30
  • 1940 to 1949: 18
  • 1939 or earlier: 138

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 103
  • 6 rooms: 77
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 113
  • 3 bedrooms: 162
  • 4 bedrooms: 59
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 17

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Liberty township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 24
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 75
  • 2 vehicles: 158
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 14

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Liberty township:

  • German (44.8%)
  • Irish (13.3%)
  • United States or American (11.0%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • Norwegian (3.6%)
  • Polish (2.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)

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

  • Poland (60%)
  • Panama (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 396 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 59 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 12 (2%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

98.0% of residents of Liberty township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 63% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,142
  • In family households: 1,003 (256 male householders, 65 female householders)
    301 spouses, 334 children (328 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 10 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 139 (63 male householders (47 living alone)), 42 female householders (39 living alone)), 34 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 144 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 54 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 86 1-person, 15 2-persons, 4 4-persons,

236 married couples with children.
57 single-parent households (25 men, 32 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.1%
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 Liberty township:

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