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Palestine township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,604 (all rural)
Males: 2,254  (49.0%)
Females: 2,350  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,582 (3,815 owner occupied, 767 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Palestine township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.4
Median age of females: 36.3

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Average household size: 2.53

Palestine township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,011 ($24,000 in 1999)
This township:

$27,011
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $183 (lower quartile is $132, upper quartile is $284)
Here:

$183
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $66,519 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Palestine township:

$66,519
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,543 - $83,539

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $82,387
Here:

$82,387
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $58,597
Here:

$58,597
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,305
Here:

$1,305
State:

$33,502
Population density: 127 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

19.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Huxley, Slater, Sheldahl.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Ballard Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Palestine township include: Slater Baptist Church (A), Palestine Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethany Cemetery (1), Sheldahl Cemetery (2), Slater Cemetery (3), Fjelberg Cemetery (4), Walnut Grove Cemetery (5), Lincoln Cemetery (6), Palestine Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Palestine township: Centennial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Palestine township:  0.1%
State:  3.1%

67% of Palestine township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 90% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 486
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 42
  • South: 43
  • West: 17

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,000

Palestine township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

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

22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 162
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 to 49: 2
  • Mobile homes: 73
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,800


Housing units in Palestine township with a mortgage: 43 (6 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 63

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 11
  • 1995 to 1998: 28
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 64
  • 1970 to 1979: 60
  • 1960 to 1969: 28
  • 1950 to 1959: 48
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 14

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 75
  • 3 bedrooms: 88
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palestine township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 17
  • 1 vehicle: 55
  • 2 vehicles: 78
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Construction laborers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palestine township:

  • United States or American (32.9%)
  • German (10.4%)
  • Irish (9.9%)
  • Scottish (7.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.7%)
  • English (3.1%)
  • British (1.6%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 156 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 32 (15%)
  • Walked: 6 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 21 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Wood (5%)

22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

98.5% of residents of Palestine township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 599
  • In family households: 504 (135 male householders, 33 female householders)
    136 spouses, 192 children (170 natural, 9 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 95 (42 male householders (33 living alone)), 42 female householders (41 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 22 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 77 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 74 1-person, 10 2-persons,

991 married couples with children.
204 single-parent households (64 men, 140 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

29.3%
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: 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 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 Palestine township:

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