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Okoboji township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 2,087 (85% urban, 15% rural)
Males: 1,013  (48.5%)
Females: 1,074  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,042 (1,625 owner occupied, 417 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Okoboji township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.5%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 40.8
Median age of females: 42.3

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Average household size: 2.35

Okoboji township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.91

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,848 ($33,558 in 1999)
This township:

$40,848
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $379 (lower quartile is $358, upper quartile is $422)
Here:

$379
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,585 (it was $77,300 in 2000)
Okoboji township:

$134,585
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,764 - $226,589

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $144,288
Here:

$144,288
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $58,111
Here:

$58,111
State:

$29,315
Population density: 58 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

12.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Milford.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Okoboji township: Reiser Farms (A), Double J Farm (B), El Farms (C), Rollandale Stock Farm (D), Clark Museum of Area History (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Okoboji township: Little Sioux Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Little Sioux Lutheran Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creek: Milford Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Okoboji township include: Judd Wildlife Area (1), Horseshoe Bend County Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

67% of Okoboji township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1073
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 58
  • South: 102
  • West: 17

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,000

Okoboji township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

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

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

44 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 350
  • One, attached: 14
  • Mobile homes: 214

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,700


Housing units in Okoboji township with a mortgage: 55 (6 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 113

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 17
  • 1995 to 1998: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1980 to 1989: 142
  • 1970 to 1979: 134
  • 1960 to 1969: 74
  • 1950 to 1959: 50
  • 1940 to 1949: 60
  • 1939 or earlier: 37

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 71
  • 5 rooms: 192
  • 6 rooms: 102
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 113
  • 3 bedrooms: 284
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okoboji township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 20
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 82
  • 2 vehicles: 181
  • 3 vehicles: 118
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 37
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 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 (%):



  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Okoboji township:

  • United States or American (48.2%)
  • German (14.4%)
  • Irish (10.0%)
  • English (8.1%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)
  • European (2.9%)
  • Scottish (2.1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 522 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 67 (11%)
  • Walked: 8 (1%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

44 people in nursing homes

99.2% of residents of Okoboji township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,259
  • In family households: 1,082 (304 male householders, 52 female householders)
    280 spouses, 345 children (307 natural, 11 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 25 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 31 parents, 16 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 177 (76 male householders (54 living alone)), 71 female householders (71 living alone)), 30 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 151 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 87 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 125 1-person, 17 2-persons, 5 3-persons,

375 married couples with children.
102 single-parent households (31 men, 71 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: 5
Here:

100.0%
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 Okoboji township:

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