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Pleasant Valley township, IA map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,003 (all rural)
Males: 481  (48.0%)
Females: 522  (52.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,001 (794 owner occupied, 207 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Pleasant Valley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 45.4

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Average household size: 2.22

Pleasant Valley township:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.84

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,290 ($24,063 in 1999)
This township:

$29,290
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $243 (lower quartile is $211, upper quartile is $341)
Here:

$243
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $45,243 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Pleasant Valley township:

$45,243
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,973 - $108,470

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $70,413
Here:

$70,413
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $96,038
Here:

$96,038
State:

$29,315
Population density: 27 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

36.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

16.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Elgin.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Valley Canoe Access (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Pleasant Valley township: Gospel Message Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Gods Acres Cemetery (1), Brainard Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bell Creek (A), Otter Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pleasant Valley township: Gilbertson Conservation Education Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

71% of Pleasant Valley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 95% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 186
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 10
  • West: 4

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,700

Pleasant Valley township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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

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

2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 80
  • Mobile homes: 20
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Pleasant Valley township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • 1970 to 1979: 20
  • 1960 to 1969: 21
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 16

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 25
  • 6 rooms: 28
  • 7 rooms: 3
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pleasant Valley township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 7
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 32
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Wood products (31%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Health care (28%)
  • Paper (16%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (19%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (22%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (13%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Pleasant Valley township:

  • United States or American (49.3%)
  • German (5.9%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • English (1.5%)
  • Italian (1.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 46 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (28%)
  • Other means: 2 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 1 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (52%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

99.0% of residents of Pleasant Valley township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 219
  • In family households: 207 (52 male householders, 17 female householders)
    51 spouses, 70 children (63 natural, 2 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12 (7 male householders (7 living alone)), 5 female householders (5 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 32 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 12 1-person,

186 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (10 men, 25 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: 4
Here:

26.7%
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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