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Middlefield township, IA map Land area: 35.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 304 (all rural)
Males: 158  (52.0%)
Females: 146  (48.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 304 (214 owner occupied, 90 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

28%


Races in Middlefield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.3%
  • Black: 0.7%

Median age of males: 34.5
Median age of females: 34.7

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Average household size: 3.01

Middlefield township:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.46

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,382 ($25,781 in 1999)
This township:

$31,382
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $388 (lower quartile is $338, upper quartile is $508)
Here:

$388
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,147 (it was $59,100 in 2000)
Middlefield township:

$89,147
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,941 - $117,713

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $139,970
Here:

$139,970
State:

$151,570

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $565,397
Here:

$565,397
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $65,080
Here:

$65,080
State:

$29,315
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

19.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Parks in Middlefield township include: Buffalo Creek County Park (1), Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Middlefield township:  1.6%
State:  3.1%

71% of Middlefield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 324
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 63
  • South: 35
  • West: 24

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Middlefield township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 191
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 38

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,100


Housing units in Middlefield township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 17
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 33
  • 1970 to 1979: 54
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 24
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 32

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 54
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Middlefield township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 8
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (53%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Warehousing and storage (8%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (15%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (44%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Middlefield township:

  • United States or American (31.6%)
  • German (18.6%)
  • Irish (13.0%)
  • English (9.1%)
  • Scottish (4.2%)
  • Norwegian (2.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1.8%)

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

  • France (60%)
  • Other Western Europe (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 115 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 44 (23%)
  • Other means: 14 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Electricity (13%)

97.9% of residents of Middlefield township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (29% speak English very well, 71% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 460
  • In family households: 427 (124 male householders, 20 female householders)
    132 spouses, 131 children (120 natural, 5 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 6 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33 (8 male householders (8 living alone)), 23 female householders (21 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 74 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 2 2-persons,

98 married couples with children.
3 single-parent households (2 men, 1 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): 2
Here:

8.0%
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 Middlefield township:

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