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Union township, IA map Land area: 36.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 185 (all rural)
Males: 97  (52.4%)
Females: 88  (47.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 185 (150 owner occupied, 35 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 39.3
Median age of females: 40.0

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Average household size: 2.64

Union township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.15

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,039 ($31,250 in 1999)
This township:

$38,039
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $420 (lower quartile is $330, upper quartile is $452)
Here:

$420
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $159,834 (it was $108,000 in 2000)
Union township:

$159,834
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,043 - $206,256

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $207,657
Here:

$207,657
State:

$151,570

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $3,047,760
Here:

$3,047,760
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $97,697
Here:

$97,697
State:

$29,315
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

12.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Cerro Gordo Wind Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Park in Union township: Union Hills Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

70% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 180
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 9
  • West: 2

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

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 73
  • 5 to 9: 6
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $85,000


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 47

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 9
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

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

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 29
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

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

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (41%)
  • Machinery (14%)
  • Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Fuel dealers (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Social assistance (14%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (60.5%)
  • United States or American (14.5%)
  • Norwegian (7.9%)
  • Swedish (6.6%)
  • English (3.3%)
  • Danish (2.0%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 92 (84%)
  • Other means: 1 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 17 (15%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (3%)

99.5% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 196
  • In family households: 177 (46 male householders, 4 female householders)
    47 spouses, 72 children (66 natural, 0 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19 (3 male householders (1 living alone)), 14 female householders (14 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 12 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 3 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 15 1-person, 2 2-persons,

51 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (1 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
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 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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