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Sharon township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 639 (all rural)
Males: 316  (49.5%)
Females: 323  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 639 (508 owner occupied, 131 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Sharon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 37.6
Median age of females: 36.7

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Average household size: 2.53

Sharon township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.10

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,039 ($31,250 in 1999)
This township:

$38,039
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $245, upper quartile is $490)
Here:

$420
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $71,902 (it was $55,900 in 2000)
Sharon township:

$71,902
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,649 - $126,592

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $154,529
Here:

$154,529
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,569
Here:

$121,569
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $113,184
Here:

$113,184
State:

$29,315
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Kimballton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Sharon township include: Adventist Church (A), Bethany Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bull Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

65% of Sharon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 612
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 69
  • South: 77
  • West: 60

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,800

Sharon township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 225
  • One, attached: 8
  • Mobile homes: 130
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,900


Housing units in Sharon township with a mortgage: 60 (8 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 61

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 56
  • 1990 to 1994: 41
  • 1980 to 1989: 66
  • 1970 to 1979: 87
  • 1960 to 1969: 20
  • 1950 to 1959: 34
  • 1940 to 1949: 30
  • 1939 or earlier: 16

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 42
  • 5 rooms: 108
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 51
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 16
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 158
  • 4 bedrooms: 26
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sharon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 105
  • 2 vehicles: 107
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 31
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (23%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sharon township:

  • United States or American (24.5%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • German (7.3%)
  • English (7.1%)
  • Dutch (2.9%)
  • African (2.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 268 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 43 (13%)
  • Worked at home: 24 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

97.6% of residents of Sharon township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (30% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English well, 33% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 826
  • In family households: 733 (202 male householders, 33 female householders)
    194 spouses, 246 children (204 natural, 23 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 16 other relatives, 13 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 93 (32 male householders (28 living alone)), 51 female householders (49 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 100 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 77 1-person, 4 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

165 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (8 men, 10 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

6.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

8.7%
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 Sharon township:

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