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Union township, IA map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 248 (all rural)
Males: 135  (54.4%)
Females: 113  (45.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 230 (151 owner occupied, 79 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 33.8
Median age of females: 36.8

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Average household size: 3.03

Union township:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2009: $59,341 ($48,750 in 1999)
This township:

$59,341
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $444)
Here:

$356
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $133,823 (it was $86,700 in 2000)
Union township:

$133,823
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,908 - $238,202

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $192,951
Here:

$192,951
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $107,951
Here:

$107,951
State:

$29,315
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

17.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

12.7%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Henry A Wallace Country Life Center (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Union township: Hill of Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hill of Zion Cemetery (1), Liberty Cemetery (2), Wilson Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

59% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 215
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 2
  • West: 2
Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.6%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 77
  • Mobile homes: 3

Median worth of mobile homes: $65,000


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 15 (3 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 8
  • 1970 to 1979: 7
  • 1960 to 1969: 8
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 32

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 6
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 10
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 20
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 1
  • 2 bedrooms: 3
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 3

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 12
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 3
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (32%)
  • Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Registered nurses (12%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (49.1%)
  • United States or American (8.8%)
  • Swedish (7.6%)
  • Czechoslovakian (7.0%)
  • English (4.7%)
  • Irish (4.1%)
  • European (3.5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 100 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 8 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 6 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

97.5% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 241
  • In family households: 230 (54 male householders, 8 female householders)
    49 spouses, 109 children (99 natural, 2 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11 (2 male householders (0 living alone)), 6 female householders (4 living alone)), 3 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 18 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 15 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 4 1-person, 4 2-persons,

54 married couples with children.
14 single-parent households (2 men, 12 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

12.5%
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:

8.3%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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 Union township:

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