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Saylor township, IA map Land area: 15.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 5,402 (88% urban, 12% rural)
Males: 2,732  (50.6%)
Females: 2,670  (49.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 5,402 (4,266 owner occupied, 1,136 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Saylor township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.9%
  • Black: 1.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 38.6
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.54

Saylor township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $28,099 ($23,669 in 1999)
This township:

$28,099
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $282, upper quartile is $497)
Here:

$415
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $89,269 (it was $58,100 in 2000)
Saylor township:

$89,269
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,676 - $117,109

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $114,545
Here:

$114,545
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $38,636
Here:

$38,636
State:

$29,315
Population density: 352 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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:

4.6%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Saylor township: Saylor Township Fire Department (A), Fraser Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saylor township include: Aurora Avenue Bible Church (A), Celebration of Christ Church (B), All Saints Catholic Church (C), Bethany Reformed Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Trinity Church for the Deaf (F), Alliance Hmong Fellowship (G), Heartland Christian Fellowship (H), Calvary Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pinehill Cemetery (1), Highland Memory Gardens (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Horseshoe Lake (A), Fisher Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Saylor township: Margo Frankel Woods State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Saylor township:  0.1%
State:  3.1%

59% of Saylor township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 396
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 77
  • West: 23

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Saylor township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 167
  • Mobile homes: 55

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,300


Housing units in Saylor township with a mortgage: 32 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 9
  • 1995 to 1998: 26
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 48
  • 1970 to 1979: 45
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 10
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 38

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

  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 46
  • 3 bedrooms: 73
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saylor township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 30
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 35
  • 2 vehicles: 79
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 11
  • 3 vehicles: 4
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (16%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Saylor township:

  • United States or American (32.8%)
  • Irish (15.1%)
  • German (11.9%)
  • English (9.6%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.5%)
  • Dutch (3.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.7%)

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

  • Germany (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 136 (66%)
  • Carpooled: 47 (23%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

98.1% of residents of Saylor township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 558
  • In family households: 521 (119 male householders, 41 female householders)
    126 spouses, 184 children (161 natural, 0 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 12 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37 (3 male householders (3 living alone)), 34 female householders (34 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 59 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 37 1-person,

892 married couples with children.
322 single-parent households (81 men, 241 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%

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 Saylor township:

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