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Newton township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 423 (all rural)
Males: 224  (53.0%)
Females: 199  (47.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 423 (338 owner occupied, 85 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Newton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.8%
  • Asian: 0.2%

Median age of males: 32.6
Median age of females: 33.5

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Average household size: 3.25

Newton township:

3.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.49

Estimated median household income in 2009: $69,992 ($57,500 in 1999)
This township:

$69,992
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $161 (lower quartile is $153, upper quartile is $175)
Here:

$161
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,132 (it was $110,800 in 2000)
Newton township:

$167,132
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,488 - $212,204

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $305,551
Here:

$305,551
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $186,053
Here:

$186,053
State:

$29,315
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Newton township: Newtonville (A), Atlanta (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Newton township: Hoover Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Circle Grove Cemetery (2), Upper Spring Grove Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Dry Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

80% of Newton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 367
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 7
  • South: 11
  • West: 26
Newton township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 133
  • Mobile homes: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $112,500


Housing units in Newton township with a mortgage: 34 (10 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 4
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 0
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 110

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 9
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 30
  • 9 or more rooms: 26

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 40
  • 4 bedrooms: 29
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 3
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 31
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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 (34%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (27%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Newton township:

  • German (54.4%)
  • Irish (14.6%)
  • Norwegian (6.6%)
  • English (3.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)
  • United States or American (3.1%)
  • Swiss (2.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 147 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (9%)
  • Walked: 16 (7%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (87%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

98.9% of residents of Newton township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 411
  • In family households: 385 (92 male householders, 8 female householders)
    102 spouses, 172 children (156 natural, 3 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 26 (4 male householders (4 living alone)), 18 female householders (13 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 26 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 17 1-person, 5 2-persons,

135 married couples with children.
6 single-parent households (3 men, 3 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: 7
Here:

33.3%
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)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Newton township:

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