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Sperry township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 534 (all rural)
Males: 253  (47.4%)
Females: 281  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 533 (412 owner occupied, 121 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%


Races in Sperry township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 37.3
Median age of females: 35.4

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Average household size: 2.68

Sperry township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,235 ($28,125 in 1999)
This township:

$34,235
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $370 (lower quartile is $353, upper quartile is $527)
Here:

$370
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $117,278 (it was $83,900 in 2000)
Sperry township:

$117,278
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,871 - $238,097

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $246,522
Here:

$246,522
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $40,621
Here:

$40,621
State:

$29,315
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

18.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

10.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Volga.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Stone's Plantation (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sperry township: Saint Sebalds Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Reeds Cemetery (1), Ross Cemetery (2), Sacred Heart Cemetery (3), Saint Sebald Lutheran Cemetery (4), Rothfusz Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coon Creek (A), Wolf Creek (B), Hewett Creek (C), Pine Creek (D), Kleinlein Creek (E), Ensign Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sperry township include: Volga White Pine Forest Preserve (1), Hewitt-Ensign Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Volga City Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

74% of Sperry township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 15% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 178
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 55
  • South: 84
  • West: 48

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000

Sperry township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.0%

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: 90
  • Mobile homes: 47
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,700


Housing units in Sperry township with a mortgage: 12 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 11
  • 1980 to 1989: 42
  • 1970 to 1979: 26
  • 1960 to 1969: 13
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 24
  • 5 rooms: 32
  • 6 rooms: 24
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 15
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 34
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sperry township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 18
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 53
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 15
  • 2 vehicles: 13
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (28%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (21%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Legal support workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sperry township:

  • United States or American (36.1%)
  • German (21.5%)
  • English (5.8%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.2%)
  • Norwegian (4.2%)
  • Scottish (2.6%)
  • Irish (2.1%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 137 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (7%)
  • Walked: 3 (2%)
  • Other means: 12 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

96.4% of residents of Sperry township speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 373
  • In family households: 338 (93 male householders, 14 female householders)
    102 spouses, 118 children (112 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 5 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 35 (6 male householders (6 living alone)), 26 female householders (23 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 43 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

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

136 married couples with children.
22 single-parent households (10 men, 12 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: 6
Here:

30.0%
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 Sperry township:

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