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Osage township, IA map Land area: 16.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,831 (88% urban, 12% rural)
Males: 1,771  (46.2%)
Females: 2,060  (53.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,706 (3,068 owner occupied, 638 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Osage township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.9
Median age of females: 45.3

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Average household size: 2.24

Osage township:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,353 ($32,330 in 1999)
This township:

$39,353
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $391 (lower quartile is $289, upper quartile is $462)
Here:

$391
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $109,884 (it was $71,700 in 2000)
Osage township:

$109,884
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,711 - $167,650

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $110,435
Here:

$110,435
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $422,626
Here:

$422,626
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $167,266
Here:

$167,266
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $212,802
Here:

$212,802
State:

$29,315
Population density: 229 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

7.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Osage.


Click to draw/clear Osage township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Osage township: Osage Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Town and Country Plaza (B), Bennett Access (C), Cedar Valley Memories Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Osage township include: Falk Wildlife Area (1), The Dragoons - Mitchell County Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 32 (100% naturalized citizens)

Osage township:  0.8%
State:  3.1%

63% of Osage township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 3177
  • Northeast: 23
  • Midwest: 458
  • South: 55
  • West: 102

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $95,000

Osage township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

110 people in nursing homes
14 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,406
  • One, attached: 14
  • Two: 110
  • 3 or 4: 68
  • 5 to 9: 63
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 to 49: 20
  • 50 or more: 7
  • Mobile homes: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $51,300


Housing units in Osage township with a mortgage: 513 (75 second mortgage, 46 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 628

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 86
  • 1990 to 1994: 110
  • 1980 to 1989: 121
  • 1970 to 1979: 188
  • 1960 to 1969: 148
  • 1950 to 1959: 220
  • 1940 to 1949: 120
  • 1939 or earlier: 749

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 304
  • 6 rooms: 286
  • 7 rooms: 260
  • 8 rooms: 153
  • 9 or more rooms: 194

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 60
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 54
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 47
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 25
  • 2 bedrooms: 312
  • 3 bedrooms: 698
  • 4 bedrooms: 253
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Osage township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 189
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

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

  • no vehicle: 54
  • 1 vehicle: 427
  • 2 vehicles: 579
  • 3 vehicles: 192
  • 4 vehicles: 48
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 209
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (%):



  • Truck transportation (14%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Food (14%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Osage township:

  • German (44.8%)
  • Norwegian (15.7%)
  • English (8.9%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • United States or American (4.8%)
  • Czech (3.8%)
  • Danish (1.9%)

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

  • Canada (63%)
  • Other Western Europe (22%)
  • Russia (16%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,376 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 202 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 86 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 103 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

110 people in nursing homes
14 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.0% of residents of Osage township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 24% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,732
  • In family households: 3,082 (849 male householders, 209 female householders)
    877 spouses, 1,079 children (975 natural, 30 adopted, 74 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 650 (182 male householders (148 living alone)), 417 female householders (397 living alone)), 51 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 126 (107 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 565 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 174 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 545 1-person, 48 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

657 married couples with children.
200 single-parent households (45 men, 155 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

10.3%
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:

7.3%
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)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Osage township:

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