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Shell Rock township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,673 (all rural)
Males: 835  (49.9%)
Females: 838  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,627 (1,303 owner occupied, 324 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Shell Rock township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%

Median age of males: 41.4
Median age of females: 43.3

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Average household size: 2.40

Shell Rock township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.85

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,219 ($31,398 in 1999)
This township:

$38,219
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $333, upper quartile is $561)
Here:

$458
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,476 (it was $75,600 in 2000)
Shell Rock township:

$106,476
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,240 - $155,979

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $179,842
Here:

$179,842
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,369,957
Here:

$1,369,957
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $74,580
Here:

$74,580
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,305
Here:

$1,305
State:

$33,502
Population density: 46 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

16.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Shell Rock.


Click to draw/clear Shell Rock township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Creeks: Moulfon Creek (A), Landphere Creek (B), Curry Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shell Rock township include: Shell Rock County Park (1), Shell Rock Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 42 (60% naturalized citizens)

Shell Rock township:  2.5%
State:  3.1%

50% of Shell Rock township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1588
  • Northeast: 55
  • Midwest: 585
  • South: 560
  • West: 342

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $53,000

Shell Rock township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

46 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 989
  • One, attached: 39
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 44
  • 5 to 9: 13
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • Mobile homes: 184
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,000


Housing units in Shell Rock township with a mortgage: 346 (31 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 138

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 55
  • 1995 to 1998: 109
  • 1990 to 1994: 168
  • 1980 to 1989: 187
  • 1970 to 1979: 283
  • 1960 to 1969: 150
  • 1950 to 1959: 117
  • 1940 to 1949: 77
  • 1939 or earlier: 192

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Shell Rock township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 22
  • 4 rooms: 130
  • 5 rooms: 217
  • 6 rooms: 220
  • 7 rooms: 87
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9 or more rooms: 44

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shell Rock township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 28
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 97
  • 5 rooms: 91
  • 6 rooms: 55
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Shell Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 232
  • 3 bedrooms: 409
  • 4 bedrooms: 98
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 29

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Shell Rock township:

  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 100
  • 2 bedrooms: 125
  • 3 bedrooms: 127
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 201
  • 2 vehicles: 377
  • 3 vehicles: 178
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Cars and other vehicles available in Shell Rock township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 67
  • 1 vehicle: 179
  • 2 vehicles: 99
  • 3 vehicles: 31
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 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 (12%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (11%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Shell Rock township:

  • United States or American (13.8%)
  • German (13.4%)
  • Irish (13.1%)
  • English (11.1%)
  • Dutch (4.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.1%)

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

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Philippines (17%)
  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Germany (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,139 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 203 (14%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 37 (3%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

46 people in nursing homes

96.5% of residents of Shell Rock township speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,112
  • In family households: 2,734 (684 male householders, 189 female householders)
    695 spouses, 1,022 children (922 natural, 29 adopted, 71 stepchildren), 48 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 41 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 378 (140 male householders (102 living alone)), 183 female householders (172 living alone)), 55 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 380 2-persons, 189 3-persons, 176 4-persons, 69 5-persons, 50 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 274 1-person, 47 2-persons, 2 4-persons,

295 married couples with children.
68 single-parent households (23 men, 45 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 59
Here:

12.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

9.9%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

20.0%
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 Shell Rock township:

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