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Superior township, IA map Land area: 28.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population: 300 (all rural)
Males: 164  (54.7%)
Females: 136  (45.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 300 (258 owner occupied, 42 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%


Races in Superior township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.3%
  • Asian: 0.3%

Median age of males: 40.1
Median age of females: 40.7

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Average household size: 2.65

Superior township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $23,837 ($19,583 in 1999)
This township:

$23,837
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $233 (lower quartile is $165, upper quartile is $327)
Here:

$233
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,696 (it was $45,200 in 2000)
Superior township:

$78,696
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,647 - $119,541

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,259
Here:

$94,259
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $49,962
Here:

$49,962
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $61,065
Here:

$61,065
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $43,700
Here:

$43,700
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,305
Here:

$1,305
State:

$33,502
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

28.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Superior.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Heebner Farms (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Union State Line Cemetery (1), Superior Township Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Swan Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Superior township include: Christopherson Slough / Little Swan Lake Wildlife Management Area (1), Superior Marsh Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (67% naturalized citizens)

Superior township:  2.0%
State:  3.1%

56% of Superior township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 468
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 122
  • South: 177
  • West: 78

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500

Superior township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.1%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 348
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 23
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • Mobile homes: 64
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,600


Housing units in Superior township with a mortgage: 46 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 99

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 18
  • 1995 to 1998: 19
  • 1990 to 1994: 57
  • 1980 to 1989: 82
  • 1970 to 1979: 80
  • 1960 to 1969: 53
  • 1950 to 1959: 33
  • 1940 to 1949: 22
  • 1939 or earlier: 113

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 10
  • 4 rooms: 50
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 85
  • 7 rooms: 40
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 39
  • 5 rooms: 27
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 15
  • 2 bedrooms: 92
  • 3 bedrooms: 136
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Superior township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 16
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 129
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 59
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Wood products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Superior township:

  • United States or American (26.7%)
  • English (16.7%)
  • German (16.0%)
  • Irish (9.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6.9%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.9%)
  • Swedish (2.7%)

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

  • Canada (67%)
  • Venezuela (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 222 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 66 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (1%)
  • Walked: 9 (3%)
  • Other means: 5 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

99.1% of residents of Superior township speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 868
  • In family households: 721 (195 male householders, 55 female householders)
    184 spouses, 238 children (209 natural, 8 adopted, 21 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 18 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 147 (57 male householders (54 living alone)), 77 female householders (68 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 142 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 122 1-person, 12 2-persons,

62 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (7 men, 2 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

3.9%
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: 2
Here:

6.7%
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 Superior township:

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