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Polk township, IA map Land area: 36.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 991 (all rural)
Males: 500  (50.5%)
Females: 491  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 991 (818 owner occupied, 173 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Polk township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.2

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Average household size: 2.45

Polk township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,833 ($41,761 in 1999)
This township:

$50,833
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $400 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $467)
Here:

$400
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,019 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Polk township:

$111,019
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,582 - $152,088

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $123,739
Here:

$123,739
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,563
Here:

$236,563
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $41,134
Here:

$41,134
State:

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

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

5.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Plainfield.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Polk township: Horton Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Horton Cemetery (1), Jackson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Run (A), Horton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Polk township include: Cedar River Wildlife Area (1), North Cedar Park (2), Cedar River Green Belt (3), North Cedar Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (67% naturalized citizens)

Polk township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

67% of Polk township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 895
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 44
  • South: 23
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $107,500

Polk township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 396
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • Mobile homes: 14

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,500


Housing units in Polk township with a mortgage: 139 (14 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 100

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 17
  • 1970 to 1979: 72
  • 1960 to 1969: 42
  • 1950 to 1959: 49
  • 1940 to 1949: 38
  • 1939 or earlier: 198

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 28
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9 or more rooms: 45

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 171
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Polk township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 63
  • 2 vehicles: 132
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 8
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Polk township:

  • German (63.9%)
  • Norwegian (9.4%)
  • United States or American (9.4%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • English (2.2%)
  • Danish (2.0%)
  • Polish (2.0%)

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

  • Germany (67%)
  • Philippines (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 412 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (8%)
  • Walked: 18 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 44 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (39%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

97.8% of residents of Polk township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (36% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 991
  • In family households: 856 (258 male householders, 25 female householders)
    277 spouses, 281 children (266 natural, 4 adopted, 11 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 135 (65 male householders (48 living alone)), 53 female householders (53 living alone)), 17 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 138 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 11 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 101 1-person, 17 2-persons,

198 married couples with children.
36 single-parent households (6 men, 30 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

7.9%
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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