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Putnam township, IA map Land area: 36.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 351 (all rural)
Males: 182  (51.9%)
Females: 169  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 351 (241 owner occupied, 110 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%


Races in Putnam township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 38.9
Median age of females: 39.9

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Average household size: 2.70

Putnam township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,647 ($27,642 in 1999)
This township:

$33,647
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $387 (lower quartile is $291, upper quartile is $463)
Here:

$387
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,986 (it was $57,400 in 2000)
Putnam township:

$77,986
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,762 - $142,313

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $136,892
Here:

$136,892
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,529
Here:

$96,529
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $905,825
Here:

$905,825
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $74,224
Here:

$74,224
State:

$29,315
Population density: 10 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

16.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

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Number of foreign born residents: 16 (63% naturalized citizens)

Putnam township:  4.6%
State:  3.1%

56% of Putnam township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 793
  • Northeast: 53
  • Midwest: 586
  • South: 372
  • West: 208

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $46,400


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 879
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • 10 to 19: 10
  • Mobile homes: 233
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,300


Housing units in Putnam township with a mortgage: 208 (17 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 231

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 33
  • 1995 to 1998: 87
  • 1990 to 1994: 82
  • 1980 to 1989: 170
  • 1970 to 1979: 410
  • 1960 to 1969: 172
  • 1950 to 1959: 103
  • 1940 to 1949: 45
  • 1939 or earlier: 72

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 38
  • 4 rooms: 148
  • 5 rooms: 218
  • 6 rooms: 179
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 17

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 36
  • 5 rooms: 47
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 328
  • 3 bedrooms: 292
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Putnam township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 219
  • 2 vehicles: 315
  • 3 vehicles: 110
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 63
  • 2 vehicles: 57
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (65%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (3%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (2%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (59%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Putnam township:

  • United States or American (33.9%)
  • German (15.2%)
  • English (9.9%)
  • Irish (9.7%)
  • Italian (3.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.2%)
  • Polish (1.6%)

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

  • Germany (38%)
  • France (25%)
  • Japan (13%)
  • Brazil (13%)
  • Canada (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 550 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 128 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 41 (5%)
  • Other means: 7 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

96.9% of residents of Putnam township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,966
  • In family households: 1,705 (524 male householders, 92 female householders)
    556 spouses, 454 children (394 natural, 14 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 23 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 261 (119 male householders (103 living alone)), 123 female householders (116 living alone)), 19 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 64 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 375 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 101 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 219 1-person, 23 2-persons,

86 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (9 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

1.5%
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: 2
Here:

10.0%
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 Putnam township:

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