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Meadow township, IA map Land area: 34.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 339 (all rural)
Males: 171  (50.4%)
Females: 168  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 339 (261 owner occupied, 78 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%


Races in Meadow township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 41.0

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Average household size: 2.69

Meadow township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,590 ($33,346 in 1999)
This township:

$40,590
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $524)
Here:

$464
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $87,913 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Meadow township:

$87,913
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,317 - $153,891

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,759
Here:

$142,759
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $165,459
Here:

$165,459
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Meadow township: Prospect (A), A K Stock Farms (B), Hamrick Farms (C), Iowlea Farms (D), Twin Oaks Farm (E), McCune Farm (F), Merten Farms (G), Plum Broke Ranch (H), Seaman Farm (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Park in Meadow township: Schmerse Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 64 (0% naturalized citizens)

Meadow township:  18.9%
State:  3.1%

53% of Meadow township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 902
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 110
  • South: 211
  • West: 99

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,500

Meadow township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 341
  • One, attached: 7
  • Mobile homes: 192

Median worth of mobile homes: $46,100


Housing units in Meadow township with a mortgage: 79 (9 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 60

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 37
  • 1995 to 1998: 81
  • 1990 to 1994: 61
  • 1980 to 1989: 114
  • 1970 to 1979: 147
  • 1960 to 1969: 36
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 25
  • 1939 or earlier: 13

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 91
  • 6 rooms: 113
  • 7 rooms: 60
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9 or more rooms: 18

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 131
  • 3 bedrooms: 196
  • 4 bedrooms: 72
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meadow township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 35
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 99
  • 2 vehicles: 182
  • 3 vehicles: 92
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Printing and related support activities (11%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Transportation equipment (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Printing workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (21%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Meadow township:

  • United States or American (20.6%)
  • German (18.8%)
  • English (14.9%)
  • Irish (12.8%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)
  • Italian (2.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.2%)

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

  • Mexico (73%)
  • El Salvador (14%)
  • Canada (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 456 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 132 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (1%)
  • Walked: 16 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Wood (17%)

93.6% of residents of Meadow township speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (21% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 23% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,402
  • In family households: 1,258 (380 male householders, 39 female householders)
    348 spouses, 434 children (379 natural, 0 adopted, 55 stepchildren), 28 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 16 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 144 (12 male householders (0 living alone)), 58 female householders (37 living alone)), 74 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 197 2-persons, 92 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 41 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person, 21 2-persons, 5 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

75 married couples with children.
5 single-parent households (4 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

7.8%
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 Meadow township:

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