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Prairie township, IA map Land area: 27.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 394 (all rural)
Males: 185  (47.0%)
Females: 209  (53.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 394 (343 owner occupied, 51 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

28%


Races in Prairie township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%

Median age of males: 39.7
Median age of females: 40.5

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Average household size: 2.61

Prairie township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.11

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,647 ($33,393 in 1999)
This township:

$40,647
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $308 (lower quartile is $181, upper quartile is $410)
Here:

$308
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $70,279 (it was $45,800 in 2000)
Prairie township:

$70,279
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,870 - $120,131

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $102,074
Here:

$102,074
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $783,398
Here:

$783,398
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $23,399
Here:

$23,399
State:

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

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

14.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Pulaski.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Prairie township: Pulaski Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Armstrong Cemetery (1), Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery (2), K P Cemetery (3), Wheaton Cemetery (4), Pansy Hill Cemetery (5), Knights of Pythias Lodge Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

61% of Prairie township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 292
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 11
  • West: 13

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $22,500

Prairie township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 149
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • Mobile homes: 14

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Prairie township with a mortgage: 41 (3 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 34

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 29
  • 1960 to 1969: 12
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 8
  • 1939 or earlier: 109

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 23
  • 5 rooms: 31
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 22

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 24
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Prairie township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 37
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 8
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Metal and metal products (16%)
  • Machinery (11%)
  • Repair and maintenance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (29%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (21%)
  • Food and beverage stores (18%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (9%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (21%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Cashiers (18%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Prairie township:

  • German (32.4%)
  • Irish (14.5%)
  • United States or American (10.5%)
  • Dutch (9.4%)
  • English (9.4%)
  • Swiss (8.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 153 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 25 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (6%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

94.4% of residents of Prairie township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English well, 40% speak English not well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (41% speak English very well, 59% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 408
  • In family households: 370 (106 male householders, 9 female householders)
    114 spouses, 130 children (124 natural, 2 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 3 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38 (4 male householders (4 living alone)), 32 female householders (31 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 48 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 35 1-person, 1 2-persons,

101 married couples with children.
13 single-parent households (5 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

15.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

15.0%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

33.3%
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 Prairie township:

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