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Read township, IA map Land area: 27.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 300 (all rural)
Males: 163  (54.3%)
Females: 137  (45.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 254 (213 owner occupied, 41 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

28%


Races in Read township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.7%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 42.9
Median age of females: 41.4

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Average household size: 2.65

Read township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,226 ($36,333 in 1999)
This township:

$44,226
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $538 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $782)
Here:

$538
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $153,621 (it was $109,900 in 2000)
Read township:

$153,621
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,382 - $300,092

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,575
Here:

$190,575
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $299,754
Here:

$299,754
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $77,414
Here:

$77,414
State:

$29,315
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

14.7%
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:

Notable locations in Read township: Motor Mill Access (A), Clayton County Farm (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Colony Catholic Cemetery (1), Zion Lutheran Cemetery (2), Clayton Center Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Meenan Cemetery (5), County Home Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bente Branch (A), Spring Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Read township: Rentz Memorial Woods State Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 136 (9% naturalized citizens)

Read township:  45.3%
State:  3.1%

58% of Read township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 9% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 475
  • Northeast: 45
  • Midwest: 630
  • South: 316
  • West: 167

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,700


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 736
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • Mobile homes: 74

Median worth of mobile homes: $48,000


Housing units in Read township with a mortgage: 250 (13 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 266

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 28
  • 1995 to 1998: 149
  • 1990 to 1994: 180
  • 1980 to 1989: 128
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 38
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 177

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 57
  • 5 rooms: 179
  • 6 rooms: 208
  • 7 rooms: 94
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9 or more rooms: 46

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

  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 268
  • 3 bedrooms: 283
  • 4 bedrooms: 39
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Read township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 176
  • 2 vehicles: 366
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 72
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 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 (38%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Read township:

  • German (22.6%)
  • United States or American (17.2%)
  • Irish (10.9%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.2%)
  • Polish (2.6%)

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

  • Mexico (79%)
  • Honduras (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Thailand (1%)
  • Vietnam (1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 461 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 106 (18%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 6 (1%)
  • Other means: 11 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (10%)

46 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

93.1% of residents of Read township speak English at home.
6.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (13% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 35% speak English not well, 47% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,778
  • In family households: 1,490 (453 male householders, 69 female householders)
    449 spouses, 405 children (357 natural, 10 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 22 other relatives, 61 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 288 (105 male householders (94 living alone)), 139 female householders (119 living alone)), 44 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 332 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 64 4-persons, 25 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 213 1-person, 21 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 3 4-persons,

59 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (0 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

5.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

5.0%
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 Read township:

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