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Ripley township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 266 (all rural)
Males: 130  (48.9%)
Females: 136  (51.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 266 (186 owner occupied, 80 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

28%


Races in Ripley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 39.5
Median age of females: 38.5

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Average household size: 2.66

Ripley township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,016 ($38,625 in 1999)
This township:

$47,016
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $194 (lower quartile is $135, upper quartile is $222)
Here:

$194
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,983 (it was $85,900 in 2000)
Ripley township:

$120,983
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $104,740 - $160,695

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $183,357
Here:

$183,357
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $57,585
Here:

$57,585
State:

$29,315
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Ripley township: Hitesville Gospel Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hitesville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Maynes Creek (A), Kilson Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ripley township: Big Marsh Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

73% of Ripley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 241
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 7
  • South: 3
  • West: 3

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Ripley township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 96
  • Mobile homes: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,700


Housing units in Ripley township with a mortgage: 19 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 25
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 4
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ripley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 14
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Repair and maintenance (15%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ripley township:

  • German (68.2%)
  • United States or American (12.6%)
  • English (4.5%)
  • Polish (3.0%)
  • Irish (2.5%)
  • Norwegian (1.5%)
  • Swedish (1.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 99 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (12%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)

96.6% of residents of Ripley township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 256
  • In family households: 238 (73 male householders, 9 female householders)
    66 spouses, 85 children (75 natural, 0 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18 (8 male householders (8 living alone)), 7 female householders (5 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 36 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 13 1-person, 2 2-persons,

60 married couples with children.
11 single-parent households (8 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 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 Ripley township:

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