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Union township, IA map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 876 (all rural)
Males: 437  (49.9%)
Females: 439  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 876 (674 owner occupied, 202 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 40.4
Median age of females: 39.9

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Average household size: 2.45

Union township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.89

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,647 ($33,393 in 1999)
This township:

$40,647
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $278 (lower quartile is $232, upper quartile is $336)
Here:

$278
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $57,892 (it was $42,000 in 2000)
Union township:

$57,892
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,302 - $94,177

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,622
Here:

$112,622
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $42,128
Here:

$42,128
State:

$156,028

Mobile homes: $18,567
Here:

$18,567
State:

$29,315
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Dow City, Arion.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Butler Cemetery (1), Dow City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Buss Creek (A), Paradise Creek (B), Welsh Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Union township: Ahart/Rudd Natural Resource Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (20% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  0.6%
State:  3.1%

72% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 757
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 73
  • South: 21
  • West: 17

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 9.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 297
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • Mobile homes: 62

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,900


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 85 (17 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 109

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 15
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 29
  • 1970 to 1979: 58
  • 1960 to 1969: 51
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 27
  • 1939 or earlier: 167

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 73
  • 6 rooms: 77
  • 7 rooms: 31
  • 8 rooms: 44
  • 9 or more rooms: 24

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

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 30
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 62
  • 3 bedrooms: 130
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 9
  • 2 bedrooms: 42
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 60
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 26
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Food (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Truck transportation (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (54.7%)
  • United States or American (10.6%)
  • English (8.3%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • Dutch (4.1%)
  • Danish (2.5%)
  • Swedish (2.3%)

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

  • Mexico (80%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 296 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (10%)
  • Walked: 21 (5%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 32 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)

97.0% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 877
  • In family households: 748 (239 male householders, 18 female householders)
    226 spouses, 223 children (205 natural, 5 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 12 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 129 (45 male householders (41 living alone)), 70 female householders (58 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 141 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 99 1-person, 16 2-persons,

147 married couples with children.
54 single-parent households (17 men, 37 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

11.0%
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: 5
Here:

35.7%
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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