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Palmyra township, IA map Land area: 23.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 491 (all rural)
Males: 235  (47.9%)
Females: 256  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 491 (429 owner occupied, 62 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

28%


Races in Palmyra township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 39.3

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Average household size: 2.70

Palmyra township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.06

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,723 ($44,135 in 1999)
This township:

$53,723
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $0
Here:

$0
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $197,410 (it was $129,200 in 2000)
Palmyra township:

$197,410
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,056 - $243,709

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $209,243
Here:

$209,243
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $136,864
Here:

$136,864
State:

$29,315
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

2.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

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

 

67% of Palmyra township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 378
  • Northeast: 7
  • Midwest: 59
  • South: 0
  • West: 7
Palmyra township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 180
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $94,000


Housing units in Palmyra township with a mortgage: 42 (12 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 20
  • 1970 to 1979: 82
  • 1960 to 1969: 19
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 55

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 60
  • 7 rooms: 33
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 24
  • 3 bedrooms: 71
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 19

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palmyra township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 9
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 82
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5 or more vehicles: 24

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Legal support workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Palmyra township:

  • German (29.5%)
  • United States or American (19.0%)
  • Irish (14.9%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • Norwegian (4.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.1%)
  • Polish (3.9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 212 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 24 (10%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (2%)
  • Other means: 8 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 1 (0%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 451
  • In family households: 403 (136 male householders, 0 female householders)
    146 spouses, 121 children (104 natural, 17 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48 (20 male householders (15 living alone)), 17 female householders (13 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 73 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 28 1-person, 9 2-persons,

118 married couples with children.
3 single-parent households (2 men, 1 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 Palmyra township:

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