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Mason township, IA map Land area: 18.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 464 (36% urban, 64% rural)
Males: 243  (52.4%)
Females: 221  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 464 (394 owner occupied, 70 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

28%


Races in Mason township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.3%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 43.2
Median age of females: 42.8

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Average household size: 2.52

Mason township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,386 ($34,000 in 1999)
This township:

$41,386
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $109,368 (it was $73,900 in 2000)
Mason township:

$109,368
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,144 - $144,836

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $143,913
Here:

$143,913
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $16,456
Here:

$16,456
State:

$156,028

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $726,767
Here:

$726,767
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $65,345
Here:

$65,345
State:

$29,315
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

13.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Reservoirs: Lake Fin-Feather (A), Clark Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mason township: Mike Zack Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (0% naturalized citizens)

Mason township:  0.9%
State:  3.1%

58% of Mason township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 183
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 44
  • West: 14

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 89
  • One, attached: 6
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 58
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,000


Housing units in Mason township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 35
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 29
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 7
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 18

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

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 27
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mason township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 49
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

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



  • Health care (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Retail florists (6%)
  • Office supplies and stationery stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Top executives (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (24%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (18%)
  • Special education teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mason township:

  • United States or American (20.1%)
  • Irish (13.4%)
  • English (9.0%)
  • German (7.5%)
  • Italian (6.7%)
  • Scottish (6.0%)
  • European (5.2%)

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

  • Guatemala (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 22 (17%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

97.9% of residents of Mason township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 296
  • In family households: 261 (76 male householders, 12 female householders)
    72 spouses, 86 children (67 natural, 4 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35 (18 male householders (9 living alone)), 8 female householders (8 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 40 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 17 1-person, 9 2-persons,

98 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (6 men, 4 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: 3
Here:

30.0%
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 Mason township:

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