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Union township, IA map Land area: 18.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 941 (all rural)
Males: 475  (50.5%)
Females: 466  (49.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 941 (888 owner occupied, 53 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

6%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.2%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.1%
  • Some other race: 0.4%

Median age of males: 42.6
Median age of females: 43.6

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Average household size: 2.82

Union township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.98

Estimated median household income in 2009: $78,157 ($69,327 in 1999)
This township:

$78,157
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $538 (lower quartile is $564, upper quartile is $566)
Here:

$538
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $263,583 (it was $162,500 in 2000)
Union township:

$263,583
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $166,963 - $469,689

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $356,618
Here:

$356,618
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $841,330
Here:

$841,330
State:

$156,028

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $199,722
Here:

$199,722
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $40,005
Here:

$40,005
State:

$29,315
Population density: 52 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

2.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Church in Union township: Finchford Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Finchford Cemetery (1), Gerholdt Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Rivers: Shell Rock River (A), West Fork Cedar River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union township include: Beaver Creek Access Point (1), Rotary Reserve (2), Thunder Woman County Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (0% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.4%
State:  3.1%

68% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 724
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 135
  • South: 31
  • West: 19

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 318
  • One, attached: 3
  • 10 to 19: 7
  • Mobile homes: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,800


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 152 (0 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 68

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 13
  • 1995 to 1998: 36
  • 1990 to 1994: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 89
  • 1960 to 1969: 32
  • 1950 to 1959: 29
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 81

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 45
  • 7 rooms: 61
  • 8 rooms: 49
  • 9 or more rooms: 100

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 41
  • 3 bedrooms: 147
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 28

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 2
  • 4 bedrooms: 2
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 134
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5 or more vehicles: 32

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 0
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Machinery (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Top executives (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (50.9%)
  • English (10.6%)
  • United States or American (8.7%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • Norwegian (5.2%)
  • Danish (3.2%)
  • Scottish (2.7%)

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

  • Colombia (75%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 347 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 69 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (2%)
  • Taxi: 8 (2%)
  • Walked: 9 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 5 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

91.1% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (97% speak English very well, 3% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 917
  • In family households: 875 (243 male householders, 45 female householders)
    262 spouses, 299 children (265 natural, 14 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42 (6 male householders (5 living alone)), 23 female householders (18 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 126 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 23 1-person, 5 2-persons, 1 5-persons,

222 married couples with children.
18 single-parent households (5 men, 13 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 24
Here:

19.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

5.3%
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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