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Perry township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,044 (all rural)
Males: 1,511  (49.6%)
Females: 1,533  (50.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,043 (2,562 owner occupied, 481 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

28%


Races in Perry township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 37.2

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Average household size: 2.64

Perry township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.13

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,647 ($33,393 in 1999)
This township:

$40,647
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $365, upper quartile is $464)
Here:

$374
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $139,227 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Perry township:

$139,227
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,900 - $221,314

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $172,914
Here:

$172,914
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $103,024
Here:

$103,024
State:

$29,315
Population density: 84 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Jesup.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Otterville Bridge State Access (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Athanasius Cemetery (1), Saint Michaels Cemetery (2), Cedar Crest Cemetery (3), Littleton Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Camp Creek (A), Little Wapsipinicon River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Perry township include: Cutshaw Bridge State Access Area (1), Mickey Fox Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (43% naturalized citizens)

Perry township:  0.2%
State:  3.1%

55% of Perry township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% 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: 156
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 155
  • South: 97
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,800

Perry township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 353
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 189
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 25

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,400


Housing units in Perry township with a mortgage: 53 (0 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 65

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 63
  • 1995 to 1998: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 145
  • 1980 to 1989: 118
  • 1970 to 1979: 117
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 15
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 35
  • 7 rooms: 50
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 73
  • 3 bedrooms: 63
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perry township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 40
  • 2 vehicles: 127
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 17
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Truck transportation (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (34%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (21%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Perry township:

  • United States or American (27.1%)
  • German (17.1%)
  • Irish (15.2%)
  • Scottish (7.1%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • Polish (3.9%)
  • Norwegian (3.2%)

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

  • Pakistan (43%)
  • Germany (29%)
  • India (29%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 153 (94%)
  • Walked: 10 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

97.7% of residents of Perry township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 448
  • In family households: 359 (115 male householders, 4 female householders)
    111 spouses, 122 children (122 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 89 (45 male householders (37 living alone)), 39 female householders (39 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 55 2-persons, 29 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 76 1-person, 8 2-persons,

718 married couples with children.
145 single-parent households (37 men, 108 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33
Here:

36.7%
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 Perry township:

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