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Otter Creek township, IA map Land area: 35.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,359 (all rural)
Males: 683  (50.3%)
Females: 676  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,359 (1,124 owner occupied, 235 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Otter Creek township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 43.5
Median age of females: 45.4

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Average household size: 2.33

Otter Creek township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,462 ($33,241 in 1999)
This township:

$40,462
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $332 (lower quartile is $208, upper quartile is $378)
Here:

$332
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,989 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Otter Creek township:

$66,989
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,656 - $104,890

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $93,589
Here:

$93,589
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $12,414
Here:

$12,414
State:

$29,315
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Schleswig, Kiron.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Cemeteries: Lehfeld Cemetery (1), Otter Creek Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Otter Creek township: Otter Creek Nature Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (56% naturalized citizens)

Otter Creek township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

69% of Otter Creek township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1146
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 117
  • South: 31
  • West: 33

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $41,300

Otter Creek township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 590
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 19
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,000


Housing units in Otter Creek township with a mortgage: 200 (21 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 216

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 38
  • 1970 to 1979: 81
  • 1960 to 1969: 88
  • 1950 to 1959: 56
  • 1940 to 1949: 52
  • 1939 or earlier: 311

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Otter Creek township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 46
  • 5 rooms: 81
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9 or more rooms: 84

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otter Creek township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Otter Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 117
  • 3 bedrooms: 192
  • 4 bedrooms: 140
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Otter Creek township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 32
  • 2 bedrooms: 21
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 114
  • 2 vehicles: 240
  • 3 vehicles: 77
  • 4 vehicles: 27
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Otter Creek township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 35
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Otter Creek township:

  • German (59.3%)
  • Swedish (10.6%)
  • United States or American (8.2%)
  • English (5.2%)
  • Irish (2.9%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)
  • Norwegian (1.8%)

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

  • United Kingdom (56%)
  • Mexico (44%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 479 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 88 (14%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (2%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (3%)

95.5% of residents of Otter Creek township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,349
  • In family households: 1,123 (347 male householders, 34 female householders)
    339 spouses, 363 children (326 natural, 7 adopted, 30 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 8 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 226 (83 male householders (68 living alone)), 110 female householders (103 living alone)), 33 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 214 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 60 4-persons, 36 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 171 1-person, 16 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 4 4-persons,

249 married couples with children.
64 single-parent households (12 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.5%
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: 6
Here:

28.6%
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 Otter Creek township:

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