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Sumner township, IA map Land area: 34.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 3,148 (72% urban, 28% rural)
Males: 1,567  (49.8%)
Females: 1,581  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,955 (2,399 owner occupied, 556 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%


Races in Sumner township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.4%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 37.8
Median age of females: 39.5

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Average household size: 2.48

Sumner township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,386 ($38,929 in 1999)
This township:

$47,386
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $410 (lower quartile is $315, upper quartile is $492)
Here:

$410
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $122,031 (it was $80,900 in 2000)
Sumner township:

$122,031
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,425 - $180,052

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $137,301
Here:

$137,301
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $74,841
Here:

$74,841
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $333,625
Here:

$333,625
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $180,799
Here:

$180,799
State:

$29,315
Population density: 93 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

6.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

3.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sumner township: Independence Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Sumner Townhall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: State Hospital Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Malone Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sumner township: Three Elms County Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 99 (80% naturalized citizens)

Sumner township:  3.1%
State:  3.1%

61% of Sumner township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 2638
  • Northeast: 34
  • Midwest: 267
  • South: 86
  • West: 68

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,800

Sumner township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

141 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,082
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 54
  • 3 or 4: 83
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 32

Median worth of mobile homes: $58,600


Housing units in Sumner township with a mortgage: 468 (23 second mortgage, 78 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 345

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 48
  • 1990 to 1994: 86
  • 1980 to 1989: 53
  • 1970 to 1979: 142
  • 1960 to 1969: 163
  • 1950 to 1959: 110
  • 1940 to 1949: 102
  • 1939 or earlier: 545

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 185
  • 6 rooms: 281
  • 7 rooms: 96
  • 8 rooms: 136
  • 9 or more rooms: 114

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 48
  • 4 rooms: 102
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 249
  • 3 bedrooms: 430
  • 4 bedrooms: 167
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 57

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumner township:

  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 84
  • 2 bedrooms: 78
  • 3 bedrooms: 95
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 227
  • 2 vehicles: 493
  • 3 vehicles: 141
  • 4 vehicles: 39
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 141
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (10%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Sumner township:

  • German (41.2%)
  • Irish (14.2%)
  • English (9.8%)
  • United States or American (9.3%)
  • Norwegian (3.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.4%)
  • Dutch (2.3%)

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

  • India (21%)
  • Vietnam (16%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • Chile (11%)
  • Honduras (10%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,225 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 78 (5%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (1%)
  • Walked: 121 (8%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

141 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
52 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

94.8% of residents of Sumner township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 31% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,007
  • In family households: 2,649 (705 male householders, 134 female householders)
    787 spouses, 937 children (859 natural, 32 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 358 (98 male householders (85 living alone)), 231 female householders (227 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 194 (172 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 359 2-persons, 168 3-persons, 178 4-persons, 128 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 312 1-person, 17 2-persons,

601 married couples with children.
138 single-parent households (25 men, 113 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

10.9%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.2%
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 Sumner township:

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