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Polk township, IA map Land area: 45.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,803 (all rural)
Males: 916  (50.8%)
Females: 887  (49.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,803 (1,558 owner occupied, 245 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%


Races in Polk township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 34.1
Median age of females: 34.3

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Average household size: 2.74

Polk township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.07

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,950 ($46,786 in 1999)
This township:

$56,950
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $521)
Here:

$431
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $160,344 (it was $104,300 in 2000)
Polk township:

$160,344
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,490 - $220,177

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $191,741
Here:

$191,741
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,595
Here:

$196,595
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $6,355,607
Here:

$6,355,607
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $44,653
Here:

$44,653
State:

$29,315
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

4.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Urbana.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Polk township: Urbana Fire Department (A), Urbana Area Ambulance (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Kisling Cemetery (2), Urbana Cemetery (3), Cox Cemetery (4), Spencers Grove Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: West Branch Blue Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Polk township include: Polk Township Wildlife Area (1), Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Polk township:  0.3%
State:  3.1%

50% of Polk township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1509
  • Northeast: 20
  • Midwest: 202
  • South: 47
  • West: 60

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000

Polk township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 620
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • Mobile homes: 41

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,500


Housing units in Polk township with a mortgage: 298 (27 second mortgage, 35 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 115

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 47
  • 1995 to 1998: 142
  • 1990 to 1994: 76
  • 1980 to 1989: 34
  • 1970 to 1979: 48
  • 1960 to 1969: 42
  • 1950 to 1959: 27
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 230

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 68
  • 5 rooms: 144
  • 6 rooms: 134
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9 or more rooms: 51

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 98
  • 3 bedrooms: 342
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 26

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 35
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 267
  • 3 vehicles: 126
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5 or more vehicles: 35

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 26
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 19
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk township:

  • German (48.8%)
  • Irish (9.7%)
  • English (8.7%)
  • United States or American (7.1%)
  • Norwegian (5.3%)
  • Italian (1.9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.9%)

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

  • Canada (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 741 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 136 (14%)
  • Walked: 28 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

98.2% of residents of Polk township speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,847
  • In family households: 1,699 (477 male householders, 79 female householders)
    479 spouses, 606 children (532 natural, 18 adopted, 56 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 11 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 148 (73 male householders (54 living alone)), 51 female householders (44 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 245 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 120 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 98 1-person, 26 2-persons,

419 married couples with children.
74 single-parent households (31 men, 43 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

3.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

23.0%
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 Polk township:

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