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Plum Grove township, KS map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 661 (all rural)
Males: 341  (51.6%)
Females: 320  (48.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 661 (538 owner occupied, 123 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%


Races in Plum Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 2.6%

Median age of males: 37.7
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.55

Plum Grove township:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,023 ($39,950 in 1999)
This township:

$47,023
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $359 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $417)
Here:

$359
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,434 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Plum Grove township:

$80,434
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $35,242 - $99,676

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $98,062
Here:

$98,062
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $61,140
Here:

$61,140
State:

$34,057
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

6.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Potwin.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: KTLI - FM (Potwin) (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Potwin Cemetery (1), McGill Cemetery (2), Holderman Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: East Branch Whitewater River (A), Diamond Creek (B), Henry Creek (C), Brush Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (50% naturalized citizens)

Plum Grove township:  0.9%
State:  5.0%

64% of Plum Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 487
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 47
  • South: 34
  • West: 26

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,400

Plum Grove township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 249
  • 3 or 4: 6
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • Mobile homes: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Plum Grove township with a mortgage: 67 (8 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 14
  • 1960 to 1969: 11
  • 1950 to 1959: 62
  • 1940 to 1949: 19
  • 1939 or earlier: 124

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plum Grove township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 43
  • 6 rooms: 48
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plum Grove township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 1
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Plum Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 59
  • 3 bedrooms: 96
  • 4 bedrooms: 35
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plum Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 46
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Plum Grove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 23
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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 (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Plum Grove township:

  • German (34.8%)
  • English (15.0%)
  • Irish (12.2%)
  • United States or American (8.6%)
  • Italian (4.8%)
  • Norwegian (4.8%)
  • Dutch (3.8%)

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

  • Netherlands (50%)
  • Mexico (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 241 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 49 (15%)
  • Walked: 9 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Wood (5%)

97.4% of residents of Plum Grove township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 607
  • In family households: 502 (148 male householders, 30 female householders)
    136 spouses, 146 children (139 natural, 0 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 105 (49 male householders (38 living alone)), 30 female householders (21 living alone)), 26 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 89 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 59 1-person, 17 2-persons, 3 5-persons,

124 married couples with children.
31 single-parent households (13 men, 18 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

20.2%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 Plum Grove township:

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