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Poland township, IA map Land area: 36.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 529 (all rural)
Males: 269  (50.9%)
Females: 260  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 529 (412 owner occupied, 117 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Poland township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%

Median age of males: 42.1
Median age of females: 43.3

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Average household size: 2.35

Poland township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,783 ($26,111 in 1999)
This township:

$31,783
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $208 (lower quartile is $140, upper quartile is $264)
Here:

$208
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $27,265 (it was $19,900 in 2000)
Poland township:

$27,265
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $15,175 - $56,563

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $88,564
Here:

$88,564
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $30,187
Here:

$30,187
State:

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

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

13.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Marathon.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemetery: Garton Graveyard (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Pickerel Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Poland township include: Marathon Poland Park (1), Pickerel Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (100% naturalized citizens)

Poland township:  0.9%
State:  3.1%

64% of Poland township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 417
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 52
  • South: 18
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Poland township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 237
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,000


Housing units in Poland township with a mortgage: 38 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 19
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 26
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 168

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 24
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 21

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 68
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 15

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Poland township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 21
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 83
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Poland township:

  • German (38.6%)
  • Swedish (18.1%)
  • Norwegian (7.7%)
  • English (7.4%)
  • United States or American (5.0%)
  • Dutch (4.5%)
  • Irish (3.0%)

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

  • Other South Eastern Asia (40%)
  • Mexico (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 186 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 21 (9%)
  • Walked: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (13%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

97.6% of residents of Poland township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (25% speak English very well, 75% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 530
  • In family households: 440 (131 male householders, 18 female householders)
    145 spouses, 139 children (117 natural, 14 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 90 (55 male householders (43 living alone)), 22 female householders (21 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 85 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 27 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 4 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 64 1-person, 13 2-persons,

111 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (4 men, 15 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: 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 Poland township:

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