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Rochester township, IA map Land area: 26.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 603 (all rural)
Males: 308  (51.1%)
Females: 295  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 603 (473 owner occupied, 130 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Rochester township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 39.9

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Average household size: 2.66

Rochester township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.99

Estimated median household income in 2009: $26,095 ($21,438 in 1999)
This township:

$26,095
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $312 (lower quartile is $205, upper quartile is $419)
Here:

$312
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $47,567 (it was $32,400 in 2000)
Rochester township:

$47,567
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,486 - $94,299

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $66,996
Here:

$66,996
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $118,413
Here:

$118,413
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $44,452
Here:

$44,452
State:

$29,315
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

42.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

16.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rochester township: Hidden River Campgrounds (A), Hunts Cedar River Campgrounds (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Lake: Koch Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Crooked Creek (A), Rock Run Creek (B), Rock Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

54% of Rochester township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 2703
  • Northeast: 39
  • Midwest: 210
  • South: 921
  • West: 31

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Rochester township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 968
  • One, attached: 44
  • Two: 88
  • 3 or 4: 50
  • 5 to 9: 28
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • 20 to 49: 43
  • Mobile homes: 331

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,800


Housing units in Rochester township with a mortgage: 270 (17 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 305

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 25
  • 1995 to 1998: 119
  • 1990 to 1994: 151
  • 1980 to 1989: 156
  • 1970 to 1979: 460
  • 1960 to 1969: 299
  • 1950 to 1959: 160
  • 1940 to 1949: 110
  • 1939 or earlier: 91

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 139
  • 5 rooms: 210
  • 6 rooms: 193
  • 7 rooms: 103
  • 8 rooms: 37
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 218
  • 5 rooms: 172
  • 6 rooms: 90
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 317
  • 3 bedrooms: 356
  • 4 bedrooms: 79
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester township:

  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 296
  • 3 bedrooms: 201
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

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

  • no vehicle: 111
  • 1 vehicle: 297
  • 2 vehicles: 280
  • 3 vehicles: 48
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

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

  • no vehicle: 211
  • 1 vehicle: 330
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Warehousing and storage (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rochester township:

  • United States or American (6.3%)
  • Irish (2.5%)
  • English (2.3%)
  • African (2.1%)
  • German (1.8%)
  • European (0.6%)
  • Lebanese (0.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 717 (60%)
  • Carpooled: 340 (29%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (2%)
  • Walked: 50 (4%)
  • Other means: 49 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 11 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

98.4% of residents of Rochester township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (22% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,904
  • In family households: 3,403 (523 male householders, 422 female householders)
    467 spouses, 1,244 children (1,114 natural, 36 adopted, 94 stepchildren), 327 grandchildren, 106 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 85 other relatives, 209 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 501 (208 male householders (174 living alone)), 231 female householders (223 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 328 2-persons, 225 3-persons, 173 4-persons, 108 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 397 1-person, 23 2-persons, 19 3-persons,

119 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (11 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

11.1%
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 Rochester township:

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