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Melville township, IA map Land area: 36.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 151 (all rural)
Males: 74  (49.0%)
Females: 77  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 151 (84 owner occupied, 67 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

44%
State:

28%


Races in Melville township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 29.5
Median age of females: 21.5

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Average household size: 3.21

Melville township:

3.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.54

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,216 ($27,288 in 1999)
This township:

$33,216
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $387 (lower quartile is $346, upper quartile is $468)
Here:

$387
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,500 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Melville township:

$66,500
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,691 - $117,350

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $139,750
Here:

$139,750
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $44,766
Here:

$44,766
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $54,335
Here:

$54,335
State:

$29,315
Population density: 4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

15.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Melville (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 39 (0% naturalized citizens)

Melville township:  25.8%
State:  3.1%

48% of Melville township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1075
  • Northeast: 15
  • Midwest: 151
  • South: 246
  • West: 107

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,500

Melville township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 455
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 14
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • Mobile homes: 165
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,600


Housing units in Melville township with a mortgage: 109 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 127

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 62
  • 1990 to 1994: 67
  • 1980 to 1989: 133
  • 1970 to 1979: 164
  • 1960 to 1969: 82
  • 1950 to 1959: 38
  • 1940 to 1949: 21
  • 1939 or earlier: 80

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 80
  • 5 rooms: 157
  • 6 rooms: 99
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 140
  • 3 bedrooms: 223
  • 4 bedrooms: 45
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Melville township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 83
  • 3 bedrooms: 55
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 100
  • 2 vehicles: 208
  • 3 vehicles: 83
  • 4 vehicles: 15
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 84
  • 2 vehicles: 51
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 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 (%):



  • Food (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Apparel (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Leather and allied products (5%)
  • Apparel (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Melville township:

  • United States or American (28.1%)
  • Irish (19.3%)
  • German (12.0%)
  • English (10.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.2%)
  • Scottish (1.8%)
  • Dutch (1.5%)

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

  • Mexico (77%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 552 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 95 (14%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Walked: 23 (3%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

96.7% of residents of Melville township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 22% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,573
  • In family households: 1,349 (355 male householders, 67 female householders)
    343 spouses, 460 children (358 natural, 19 adopted, 83 stepchildren), 25 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 45 other relatives, 45 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 224 (109 male householders (96 living alone)), 71 female householders (55 living alone)), 44 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 68 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 176 2-persons, 87 3-persons, 95 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 151 1-person, 24 2-persons, 2 4-persons, 3 5-persons,

51 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (3 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

2.1%
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: 10
Here:

21.3%
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 Melville township:

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