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Sherman township, IA map Land area: 35.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 461 (all rural)
Males: 229  (49.7%)
Females: 232  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 461 (388 owner occupied, 73 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

28%


Races in Sherman township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%

Median age of males: 49.0
Median age of females: 49.3

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Average household size: 2.29

Sherman township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.65

Estimated median household income in 2009: $51,480 ($42,292 in 1999)
This township:

$51,480
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $283 (lower quartile is $134, upper quartile is $528)
Here:

$283
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,250 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Sherman township:

$113,250
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,089 - $285,574

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $243,552
Here:

$243,552
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $65,088
Here:

$65,088
State:

$29,315
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

3.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Twin Lakes Bible Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Swedish Cemetery (1), Leith Cemetery (2), Memorial Park Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: North Twin Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sherman township include: Munson Prairie (1), North Twin Lake Wildlife Management Area (2), Twin Lakes State Park (3), Twin Lakes State Park West (4), Lake End County Park (5), Featherstone Memorial County Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 7 (100% naturalized citizens)

Sherman township:  1.5%
State:  3.1%

67% of Sherman township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 363
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 56
  • South: 9
  • West: 9

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $182,500

Sherman township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.0%

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: 374
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 17

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Sherman township with a mortgage: 53 (8 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 90

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 38
  • 1980 to 1989: 67
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 20
  • 1950 to 1959: 27
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 113

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 41
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 23
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 67
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 10

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 7
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 98
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 13
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Fuel dealers (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sherman township:

  • German (46.4%)
  • English (18.8%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • Swedish (6.5%)
  • Norwegian (5.7%)
  • Danish (4.7%)
  • European (2.9%)

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

  • India (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 184 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 14 (6%)
  • Walked: 15 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 12 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)

99.3% of residents of Sherman township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 450
  • In family households: 415 (133 male householders, 30 female householders)
    153 spouses, 93 children (79 natural, 12 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35 (21 male householders (18 living alone)), 11 female householders (11 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 117 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 3 2-persons,

79 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (1 men, 11 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: 2
Here:

25.0%
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 Sherman township:

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