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Massena township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 608 (all rural)
Males: 305  (50.2%)
Females: 303  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 608 (486 owner occupied, 122 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Massena township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.7
Median age of females: 45.1

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Average household size: 2.32

Massena township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,165 ($31,354 in 1999)
This township:

$38,165
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $234, upper quartile is $336)
Here:

$283
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $53,614 (it was $39,900 in 2000)
Massena township:

$53,614
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,826 - $95,704

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,041
Here:

$137,041
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $93,898
Here:

$93,898
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $25,788
Here:

$25,788
State:

$29,315
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Massena.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Massena township include: North Massena Church (A), Pine Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Massena Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

66% of Massena township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 539
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 39
  • South: 6
  • West: 5

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $37,500

Massena township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 230
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 17
  • Mobile homes: 18

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,000


Housing units in Massena township with a mortgage: 78 (4 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 60

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1980 to 1989: 19
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • 1960 to 1969: 18
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 161

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9 or more rooms: 35

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 54
  • 3 bedrooms: 86
  • 4 bedrooms: 53
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Massena township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 47
  • 2 vehicles: 78
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Massena township:

  • German (45.1%)
  • Irish (15.5%)
  • United States or American (11.5%)
  • English (8.1%)
  • Danish (6.2%)
  • Swedish (3.6%)
  • Scottish (1.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 214 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 44 (15%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 16 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

97.7% of residents of Massena township speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 593
  • In family households: 502 (151 male householders, 23 female householders)
    149 spouses, 162 children (149 natural, 0 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 7 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 91 (33 male householders (23 living alone)), 48 female householders (48 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 92 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 31 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 71 1-person, 8 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

107 married couples with children.
25 single-parent households (8 men, 17 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: 1
Here:

5.9%
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 Massena township:

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