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Union township, IA map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 996 (all rural)
Males: 503  (50.5%)
Females: 493  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 993 (821 owner occupied, 172 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.9%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.8
Median age of females: 37.9

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Average household size: 2.59

Union township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.08

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,445 ($46,371 in 1999)
This township:

$56,445
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $339 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $422)
Here:

$339
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $136,362 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Union township:

$136,362
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $107,372 - $186,493

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $185,220
Here:

$185,220
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $16,538
Here:

$16,538
State:

$29,315
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

2.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Van Horne.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Tara Hills Country Club (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

62% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 890
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 79
  • South: 36
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,800

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

3 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 361
  • Two: 6
  • 3 or 4: 29
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 12

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 149 (21 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 113

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1980 to 1989: 34
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 52
  • 1950 to 1959: 18
  • 1940 to 1949: 51
  • 1939 or earlier: 179

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 67
  • 7 rooms: 43
  • 8 rooms: 77
  • 9 or more rooms: 49

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 70
  • 3 bedrooms: 143
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 22

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 36
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 42
  • 2 vehicles: 139
  • 3 vehicles: 91
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 50
  • 2 vehicles: 12
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (62.9%)
  • Irish (6.4%)
  • United States or American (5.9%)
  • English (3.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.7%)
  • Norwegian (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.5%)

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

  • Korea (83%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 439 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 80 (14%)
  • Walked: 9 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 33 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (1%)

3 people in religious group quarters

95.3% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,024
  • In family households: 874 (262 male householders, 30 female householders)
    270 spouses, 291 children (263 natural, 1 adopted, 27 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 150 (57 male householders (44 living alone)), 65 female householders (52 living alone)), 28 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 143 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 6 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 96 1-person, 24 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

257 married couples with children.
24 single-parent households (10 men, 14 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

13.8%
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: 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 Union township:

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