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Union township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,532 (all rural)
Males: 738  (48.2%)
Females: 794  (51.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,480 (1,109 owner occupied, 371 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 46.1

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Average household size: 2.34

Union township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.96

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,574 ($33,333 in 1999)
This township:

$40,574
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $291 (lower quartile is $236, upper quartile is $358)
Here:

$291
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,633 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Union township:

$81,633
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,167 - $134,925

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $105,687
Here:

$105,687
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $19,080
Here:

$19,080
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $27,031
Here:

$27,031
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $70,836
Here:

$70,836
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,305
Here:

$1,305
State:

$33,502
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.5%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.8%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Coon Rapids.


Click to draw/clear Union township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Old Carrollton Cemetery (2), Coon Rapids Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Calamus Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Union township: Christy Pond Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (60% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.3%
State:  3.1%

66% of Union 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, 58% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1301
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 119
  • South: 47
  • West: 32

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.4%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

52 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 595
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 21
  • 5 to 9: 16
  • Mobile homes: 13
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 150 (18 second mortgage, 11 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 239

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 3
  • 1995 to 1998: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 71
  • 1960 to 1969: 77
  • 1950 to 1959: 67
  • 1940 to 1949: 77
  • 1939 or earlier: 328

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 101
  • 7 rooms: 91
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9 or more rooms: 80

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 29
  • 4 rooms: 41
  • 5 rooms: 23
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 27
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 106
  • 3 bedrooms: 208
  • 4 bedrooms: 124
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 20

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 57
  • 3 bedrooms: 51
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 141
  • 2 vehicles: 186
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 34
  • 5 or more vehicles: 9

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 82
  • 2 vehicles: 50
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (45.6%)
  • English (14.5%)
  • United States or American (9.6%)
  • Irish (9.5%)
  • Danish (5.3%)
  • Swedish (2.5%)
  • Dutch (1.8%)

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

  • United Kingdom (60%)
  • Mexico (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 555 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 54 (8%)
  • Walked: 32 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 35 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

52 people in nursing homes

96.4% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,458
  • In family households: 1,248 (333 male householders, 80 female householders)
    365 spouses, 410 children (367 natural, 10 adopted, 33 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 21 other relatives, 17 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 210 (70 male householders (66 living alone)), 133 female householders (131 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 52 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 214 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 13 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 197 1-person, 6 2-persons,

260 married couples with children.
70 single-parent households (12 men, 58 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

1.4%
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 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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