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Newell township, IA map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,183 (all rural)
Males: 579  (48.9%)
Females: 604  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,134 (910 owner occupied, 224 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Newell township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 41.2
Median age of females: 42.5

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Average household size: 2.44

Newell township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,828 ($31,898 in 1999)
This township:

$38,828
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $403)
Here:

$330
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,874 (it was $51,000 in 2000)
Newell township:

$69,874
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,399 - $94,176

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $101,151
Here:

$101,151
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $137,572
Here:

$137,572
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $16,812
Here:

$16,812
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $99,929
Here:

$99,929
State:

$29,315
Population density: 33 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Newell.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Iowa State University Allee Experimental Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Cooke Cemetery (1), First M E Church Cemetery (2), Newell Catholic Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 28 (36% naturalized citizens)

Newell township:  2.4%
State:  3.1%

66% of Newell township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 951
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 108
  • South: 20
  • West: 54

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Newell township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

49 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 467
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,000


Housing units in Newell township with a mortgage: 190 (2 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 123

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 66
  • 1960 to 1969: 42
  • 1950 to 1959: 59
  • 1940 to 1949: 56
  • 1939 or earlier: 246

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 81
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 58
  • 9 or more rooms: 54

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 177
  • 4 bedrooms: 87
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 29

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newell township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 30
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 103
  • 2 vehicles: 147
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 25

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Warehousing and storage (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Newell township:

  • German (41.9%)
  • United States or American (10.3%)
  • Danish (10.2%)
  • English (7.0%)
  • Norwegian (5.9%)
  • Irish (5.2%)
  • Swedish (3.4%)

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

  • Mexico (57%)
  • Laos (21%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Canada (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 356 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 47 (10%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 46 (9%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

49 people in nursing homes

95.6% of residents of Newell township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 38% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,119
  • In family households: 987 (272 male householders, 36 female householders)
    272 spouses, 367 children (332 natural, 0 adopted, 35 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 9 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 132 (65 male householders (60 living alone)), 60 female householders (57 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 49 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 131 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 117 1-person, 8 2-persons,

242 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (15 men, 44 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.5%
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:

2.9%
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 Newell township:

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