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Mount Vernon township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 351 (all rural)
Males: 195  (55.6%)
Females: 156  (44.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 351 (275 owner occupied, 76 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Mount Vernon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Asian: 0.9%

Median age of males: 39.2
Median age of females: 40.0

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Average household size: 2.72

Mount Vernon township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.00

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,821 ($36,000 in 1999)
This township:

$43,821
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $523 (lower quartile is $285, upper quartile is $542)
Here:

$523
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $75,477 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Mount Vernon township:

$75,477
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,280 - $185,613

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $121,192
Here:

$121,192
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $51,722
Here:

$51,722
State:

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

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

19.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Church in Mount Vernon township: County Mission Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Lake: Zerbel Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Vernon township include: Walch Wildlife Area (1), Zirbel Slough (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

61% of Mount Vernon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 464
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 6
  • South: 21
  • West: 0
Mount Vernon township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 136
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • Mobile homes: 34
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,000


Housing units in Mount Vernon township with a mortgage: 39 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 65

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 14
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 38
  • 1960 to 1969: 38
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 12

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mount Vernon township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 29
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 29
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mount Vernon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 47
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 61
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Vernon township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Wood products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mount Vernon township:

  • Irish (8.9%)
  • United States or American (5.7%)
  • African (1.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 151 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (6%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 491
  • In family households: 470 (100 male householders, 32 female householders)
    109 spouses, 201 children (154 natural, 18 adopted, 29 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 21 (8 male householders (0 living alone)), 0 female householders (0 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 35 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 8 3-persons,

69 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (4 men, 8 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: 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 Mount Vernon township:

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