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Spring Valley township, IA map Land area: 35.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 8,204 (94% urban, 6% rural)
Males: 4,061  (49.5%)
Females: 4,143  (50.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,043 (5,474 owner occupied, 2,569 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

28%


Races in Spring Valley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 74.7%
  • Black: 0.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 22.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.3
Median age of females: 37.5

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Average household size: 2.64

Spring Valley township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $29,822 ($24,500 in 1999)
This township:

$29,822
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $282 (lower quartile is $163, upper quartile is $309)
Here:

$282
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $61,025 (it was $35,200 in 2000)
Spring Valley township:

$61,025
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,699 - $99,680

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $76,963
Here:

$76,963
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $55,870
Here:

$55,870
State:

$29,315
Population density: 232 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

18.3%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Perry.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Spring Valley township: Spring Valley Public Access (A), Forest Park Museum (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Highview Memorial Gardens (1), Valleyview Cemetery (2), Mowrer Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bucks Branch (A), Swan Lake Branch (B), Frog Creek (C), Elm Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (0% naturalized citizens)

Spring Valley township:  0.1%
State:  3.1%

73% of Spring Valley 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, 40% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 433
  • Northeast: 19
  • Midwest: 54
  • South: 120
  • West: 12

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000

Spring Valley township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Spring Valley township, Iowa:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 207
  • Mobile homes: 160

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,100


Housing units in Spring Valley township with a mortgage: 64 (3 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 32
  • 1990 to 1994: 56
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 103
  • 1960 to 1969: 42
  • 1950 to 1959: 39
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 16

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spring Valley township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 84
  • 5 rooms: 91
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 22
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spring Valley township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Spring Valley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 125
  • 3 bedrooms: 92
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spring Valley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 18
  • 3 bedrooms: 7
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 91
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 11
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Spring Valley township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 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 (%):



  • Food (19%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Food processing workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Spring Valley township:

  • United States or American (57.7%)
  • English (9.3%)
  • Irish (4.8%)
  • German (4.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.9%)
  • Scottish (1.9%)
  • Norwegian (1.6%)

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

  • Panama (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 181 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 55 (20%)
  • Other means: 6 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

People in group quarters in Spring Valley township, Iowa:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 657
  • In family households: 587 (193 male householders, 0 female householders)
    189 spouses, 205 children (171 natural, 0 adopted, 34 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 70 (43 male householders (33 living alone)), 16 female householders (16 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 92 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 49 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 7 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 49 1-person, 10 2-persons,

1,520 married couples with children.
544 single-parent households (176 men, 368 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

4.8%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Spring Valley township:

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