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Twin Lakes township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population: 1,434 (all rural)
Males: 696  (48.5%)
Females: 738  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,378 (1,106 owner occupied, 272 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in Twin Lakes township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.5%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 41.2
Median age of females: 42.4

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Average household size: 2.35

Twin Lakes township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.83

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,987 ($33,672 in 1999)
This township:

$40,987
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $348 (lower quartile is $306, upper quartile is $382)
Here:

$348
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $67,697 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Twin Lakes township:

$67,697
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,797 - $96,776

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $99,170
Here:

$99,170
State:

$151,570
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

8.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Rockwell City.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Twin Lakes Golf Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoir: South Twin Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Twin Lakes township: South Twin Lake Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Twin Lakes township:  0.3%
State:  3.1%

59% of Twin Lakes township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1220
  • Northeast: 21
  • Midwest: 131
  • South: 37
  • West: 36

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

Twin Lakes township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.1%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

People in group quarters in Twin Lakes township, Iowa:

  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 671
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 3
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • Mobile homes: 12

Housing units in Twin Lakes township with a mortgage: 201 (7 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 237

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 17
  • 1980 to 1989: 11
  • 1970 to 1979: 53
  • 1960 to 1969: 59
  • 1950 to 1959: 101
  • 1940 to 1949: 75
  • 1939 or earlier: 379

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Twin Lakes township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 134
  • 7 rooms: 76
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9 or more rooms: 89

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Twin Lakes township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 37
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Twin Lakes township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 118
  • 3 bedrooms: 254
  • 4 bedrooms: 87
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Twin Lakes township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 77
  • 3 bedrooms: 26
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 139
  • 2 vehicles: 202
  • 3 vehicles: 84
  • 4 vehicles: 33
  • 5 or more vehicles: 13

Cars and other vehicles available in Twin Lakes township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 55
  • 2 vehicles: 36
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (29%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Twin Lakes township:

  • German (40.9%)
  • United States or American (17.9%)
  • Irish (11.5%)
  • English (6.4%)
  • Norwegian (4.3%)
  • Swedish (3.9%)
  • Danish (3.4%)

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

  • Russia (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 557 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 61 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 39 (5%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 44 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (5%)

People in group quarters in Twin Lakes township, Iowa:

  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

98.4% of residents of Twin Lakes township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,389
  • In family households: 1,212 (385 male householders, 45 female householders)
    386 spouses, 364 children (304 natural, 28 adopted, 32 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 3 other relatives, 21 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 177 (60 male householders (60 living alone)), 108 female householders (101 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 65 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 272 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 161 1-person, 7 2-persons,

266 married couples with children.
71 single-parent households (22 men, 49 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

13.6%
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 Twin Lakes township:

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