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Pleasant Valley township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 494 (all rural)
Males: 250  (50.6%)
Females: 244  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 494 (389 owner occupied, 105 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Pleasant Valley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%

Median age of males: 37.8
Median age of females: 38.2

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Average household size: 2.73

Pleasant Valley township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,886 ($36,875 in 1999)
This township:

$44,886
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $216, upper quartile is $365)
Here:

$283
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $72,221 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley township:

$72,221
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,056 - $125,039

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $101,417
Here:

$101,417
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $78,244
Here:

$78,244
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $158,040
Here:

$158,040
State:

$29,315
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Swaledale.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Pleasant Valley Township Cemetery (1), Richland Lutheran Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pleasant Valley township: Stille Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

73% of Pleasant Valley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 444
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 39
  • South: 15
  • West: 30

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 187
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $137,500


Housing units in Pleasant Valley township with a mortgage: 47 (4 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 47

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • 1970 to 1979: 32
  • 1960 to 1969: 6
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 91

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pleasant Valley township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 13
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 27
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pleasant Valley township, Iowa:

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

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Pleasant Valley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 65
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pleasant Valley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 60
  • 3 vehicles: 28
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Pleasant Valley township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Metal and metal products (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Pleasant Valley township:

  • German (54.5%)
  • Norwegian (8.8%)
  • United States or American (8.1%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • English (5.2%)
  • Danish (4.3%)
  • European (1.8%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 217 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 10 (4%)
  • Walked: 8 (3%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 37 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

97.6% of residents of Pleasant Valley township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 533
  • In family households: 478 (133 male householders, 10 female householders)
    130 spouses, 192 children (175 natural, 8 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 3 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 55 (22 male householders (19 living alone)), 24 female householders (17 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 56 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 36 1-person, 10 2-persons,

114 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (10 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

6.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

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

6.1%
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 Pleasant Valley township:

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