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Springfield township, IA map Land area: 37.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,138 (all rural)
Males: 560  (49.2%)
Females: 578  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,138 (933 owner occupied, 205 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Springfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.7%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 41.8
Median age of females: 42.6

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Average household size: 2.40

Springfield township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.84

Estimated median household income in 2009: $16,906 ($13,889 in 1999)
This township:

$16,906
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $317 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $375)
Here:

$317
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $135,068 (it was $92,000 in 2000)
Springfield township:

$135,068
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $56,425 - $77,154

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $235,887
Here:

$235,887
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $932,616
Here:

$932,616
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $19,300
Here:

$19,300
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,319
Here:

$8,319
State:

$33,502
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

36.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Lowden.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Springfield township: Lithgrove (A), First Brick House (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Zion Church Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Van Horn Cemetery (3), Elliott Parr Grave (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Springfield township: Townsend Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

63% of Springfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 199
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 74
  • South: 47
  • West: 32

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Springfield township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.6%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 140
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 34
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Springfield township with a mortgage: 12 (1 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 19
  • 1970 to 1979: 49
  • 1960 to 1969: 9
  • 1950 to 1959: 21
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 33

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 20
  • 6 rooms: 43
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 38
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Springfield township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 52
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 6
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Springfield township:

  • German (19.1%)
  • English (14.5%)
  • United States or American (12.4%)
  • Irish (10.8%)
  • Dutch (9.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 100 (63%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (18%)
  • Worked at home: 29 (18%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

98.8% of residents of Springfield township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 352
  • In family households: 282 (76 male householders, 13 female householders)
    83 spouses, 73 children (49 natural, 17 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 6 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 70 (25 male householders (25 living alone)), 36 female householders (30 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 31 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 55 1-person, 5 2-persons, 1 3-persons,

223 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (9 men, 25 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): 5
Here:

71.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

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 Springfield township:

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