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Paradise township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 344 (all rural)
Males: 186  (54.1%)
Females: 158  (45.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 344 (239 owner occupied, 105 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%


Races in Paradise township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 89.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 36.5
Median age of females: 36.5

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Average household size: 2.99

Paradise township:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,421 ($38,958 in 1999)
This township:

$47,421
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $270, upper quartile is $444)
Here:

$356
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,346 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Paradise township:

$100,346
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,406 - $113,204

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $152,784
Here:

$152,784
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $14,483
Here:

$14,483
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Paradise township: Paradise (A), Crawford County Home for the Aged (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Paradise township: County Farm Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (0% naturalized citizens)

Paradise township:  11.9%
State:  3.1%

57% of Paradise township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 254
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 18
  • South: 6
  • West: 2
Paradise township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 106
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • Mobile homes: 9

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Paradise township with a mortgage: 17 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 15
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 11
  • 1940 to 1949: 18
  • 1939 or earlier: 70

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 17
  • 3 bedrooms: 47
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Paradise township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 54
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (19%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Retail florists (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Waiters and waitresses (12%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8%)
  • Customer service representatives (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Paradise township:

  • German (43.7%)
  • United States or American (15.7%)
  • Irish (8.0%)
  • English (5.4%)
  • Swiss (4.6%)
  • Finnish (3.1%)
  • Norwegian (3.1%)

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

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 116 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 35 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 10 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11%)
  • Wood (6%)

84.6% of residents of Paradise township speak English at home.
15.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (9% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 53% speak English not well, 33% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 321
  • In family households: 289 (67 male householders, 8 female householders)
    71 spouses, 125 children (115 natural, 8 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 11 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32 (16 male householders (16 living alone)), 14 female householders (11 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 21 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 27 1-person, 3 2-persons,

87 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (4 men, 6 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

22.0%
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: 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 Paradise township:

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