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Sherman township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 214 (all rural)
Males: 120  (56.1%)
Females: 94  (43.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 214 (162 owner occupied, 52 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%


Races in Sherman township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 41.3
Median age of females: 44.4

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Average household size: 2.58

Sherman township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,928 ($35,477 in 1999)
This township:

$39,928
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $484 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $562)
Here:

$484
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,166 (it was $68,800 in 2000)
Sherman township:

$97,166
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,529 - $119,860

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,698
Here:

$127,698
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $103,476
Here:

$103,476
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $85,963
Here:

$85,963
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $79,903
Here:

$79,903
State:

$29,315
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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:

6.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Sherman Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 43 (70% naturalized citizens)

Sherman township:  20.1%
State:  3.1%

49% of Sherman 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, 71% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 2165
  • Northeast: 59
  • Midwest: 309
  • South: 419
  • West: 174

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,700

Sherman township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 724
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 435
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,600


Housing units in Sherman township with a mortgage: 355 (14 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 145

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 106
  • 1995 to 1998: 303
  • 1990 to 1994: 203
  • 1980 to 1989: 223
  • 1970 to 1979: 218
  • 1960 to 1969: 98
  • 1950 to 1959: 68
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 39

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 110
  • 5 rooms: 256
  • 6 rooms: 268
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 64
  • 9 or more rooms: 25

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 30
  • 4 rooms: 114
  • 5 rooms: 83
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 4

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 139
  • 3 bedrooms: 574
  • 4 bedrooms: 103
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sherman township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 142
  • 3 bedrooms: 100
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 25
  • 1 vehicle: 231
  • 2 vehicles: 420
  • 3 vehicles: 117
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 40

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

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 124
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (21%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sherman township:

  • United States or American (30.0%)
  • German (13.6%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • English (10.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.2%)
  • Welsh (2.5%)
  • Italian (2.2%)

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

  • United Kingdom (40%)
  • Philippines (21%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (7%)
  • Peru (7%)
  • Austria (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,103 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 280 (20%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 5 (0%)
  • Other means: 3 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Wood (1%)

97.2% of residents of Sherman township speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,208
  • In family households: 2,886 (691 male householders, 170 female householders)
    756 spouses, 1,098 children (927 natural, 33 adopted, 138 stepchildren), 53 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 38 other relatives, 55 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 322 (120 male householders (90 living alone)), 130 female householders (103 living alone)), 72 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 293 2-persons, 231 3-persons, 223 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 18 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 193 1-person, 47 2-persons, 10 3-persons,

39 married couples with children.
1 single-parent households (1 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

4.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

8.4%
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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