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Towanda township, KS map Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,727 (all rural)
Males: 1,361  (49.9%)
Females: 1,366  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,727 (2,426 owner occupied, 301 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Towanda township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.2%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 34.9
Median age of females: 35.9

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Average household size: 2.83

Towanda township:

2.8 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.18

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,920 ($43,261 in 1999)
This township:

$50,920
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $533 (lower quartile is $455, upper quartile is $563)
Here:

$533
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,559 (it was $63,600 in 2000)
Towanda township:

$94,559
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,459 - $130,646

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $161,172
Here:

$161,172
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $63,031
Here:

$63,031
State:

$34,057
Population density: 76 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

7.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Towanda.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Towanda Wastewater Treatment Facility (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Towanda township: Life Church of the Plains (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Sutton Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Badger Creek (A), West Branch Whitewater River (B), Spring Branch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 59 (29% naturalized citizens)

Towanda township:  2.2%
State:  5.0%

52% of Towanda township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 2155
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 137
  • South: 294
  • West: 100

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

Towanda township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 776
  • 3 or 4: 2
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 50 or more: 1
  • Mobile homes: 257

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,000


Housing units in Towanda township with a mortgage: 326 (24 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 133

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 91
  • 1995 to 1998: 186
  • 1990 to 1994: 97
  • 1980 to 1989: 130
  • 1970 to 1979: 138
  • 1960 to 1969: 69
  • 1950 to 1959: 195
  • 1940 to 1949: 36
  • 1939 or earlier: 105

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Towanda township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 40
  • 4 rooms: 104
  • 5 rooms: 262
  • 6 rooms: 197
  • 7 rooms: 69
  • 8 rooms: 96
  • 9 or more rooms: 99

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towanda township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 34
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 28
  • 2 bedrooms: 219
  • 3 bedrooms: 439
  • 4 bedrooms: 120
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 61

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Towanda township:

  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 31
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 36
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 121
  • 2 vehicles: 401
  • 3 vehicles: 211
  • 4 vehicles: 85
  • 5 or more vehicles: 36

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

  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 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 (17%)
  • Transportation equipment (16%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Towanda township:

  • German (31.7%)
  • United States or American (12.5%)
  • Irish (11.4%)
  • English (10.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.8%)
  • Scottish (2.5%)

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

  • Mexico (66%)
  • France (20%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,129 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 192 (14%)
  • Walked: 22 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (1%)

97.6% of residents of Towanda township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (10% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 55% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,773
  • In family households: 2,592 (671 male householders, 109 female householders)
    706 spouses, 921 children (777 natural, 19 adopted, 125 stepchildren), 81 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 8 parents, 18 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 181 (84 male householders (83 living alone)), 88 female householders (82 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 314 2-persons, 164 3-persons, 152 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 165 1-person, 7 2-persons,

664 married couples with children.
117 single-parent households (33 men, 84 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

14.5%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

6.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

8.2%
Kansas:

13.8%

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 Towanda township:

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