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Owen township, IA map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 317 (all rural)
Males: 166  (52.4%)
Females: 151  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 317 (246 owner occupied, 71 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Owen township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.99

Owen township:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.40

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,363 ($47,125 in 1999)
This township:

$57,363
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $216 (lower quartile is $203, upper quartile is $232)
Here:

$216
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $128,459 (it was $86,800 in 2000)
Owen township:

$128,459
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,526 - $133,668

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $169,708
Here:

$169,708
State:

$151,570
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Owen's Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Owen township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

77% of Owen township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 294
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 13
  • South: 8
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Owen township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 122

Housing units in Owen township with a mortgage: 14 (1 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 15
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 5
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 45
  • 4 bedrooms: 36
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Owen township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 32
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 10

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

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

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Truck transportation (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Warehousing and storage (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Food (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Printing and related support activities (12%)
  • Truck transportation (12%)
  • Fuel dealers (10%)
  • Chemicals (8%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (18%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bus drivers (14%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (8%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Owen township:

  • German (39.9%)
  • Norwegian (22.6%)
  • United States or American (14.8%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • Belgian (5.3%)
  • Finnish (2.9%)
  • Irish (2.5%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 108 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 11 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 32 (21%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (91%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

99.7% of residents of Owen township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 322
  • In family households: 298 (72 male householders, 3 female householders)
    71 spouses, 135 children (131 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24 (13 male householders (12 living alone)), 7 female householders (4 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 18 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

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

94 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (2 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

8.3%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Owen township:

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