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Spruce township, MO map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 288 (all rural)
Males: 143  (49.7%)
Females: 145  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 288 (228 owner occupied, 60 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

30%


Races in Spruce township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 41.2

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Average household size: 2.48

Spruce township:

2.5 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,465 ($28,068 in 1999)
This township:

$33,465
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $293 (lower quartile is $188, upper quartile is $321)
Here:

$293
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $111,593 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Spruce township:

$111,593
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,064 - $162,344

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $175,042
Here:

$175,042
State:

$180,542

Mobile homes: $76,107
Here:

$76,107
State:

$37,932
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

9.1%
Whole state:

11.7%

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

0.8%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Spruce township include: Fairview Church (A), Walnut Grove Church (B), Bethel Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Poage Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Walnut Grove Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Soap Creek (A), Long Branch (B), Antioch Creek (C), Poage Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

62% of Spruce township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Missouri.

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

  • This state: 224
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 19
  • South: 8
  • West: 12

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

Spruce township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 116
  • Mobile homes: 19

Median worth of mobile homes: $43,000


Housing units in Spruce township with a mortgage: 8 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 21
  • 1960 to 1969: 7
  • 1950 to 1959: 10
  • 1940 to 1949: 14
  • 1939 or earlier: 51

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Spruce township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 12
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spruce township, Missouri:

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

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 48
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Spruce township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 42
  • 3 vehicles: 23
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 1
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Machinery (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Private households (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Construction laborers (13%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Spruce township:

  • United States or American (47.4%)
  • English (15.8%)
  • German (8.6%)
  • Italian (8.6%)
  • Dutch (7.2%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • European (3.3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 88 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 24 (21%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

97.2% of residents of Spruce township speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English well, 50% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 265
  • In family households: 223 (67 male householders, 8 female householders)
    66 spouses, 78 children (74 natural, 0 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42 (14 male householders (14 living alone)), 28 female householders (28 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 38 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 1 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 42 1-person,

61 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (5 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Missouri:

24.9%

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 Spruce township:

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