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Union township, IA map Land area: 38.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population: 809 (all rural)
Males: 404  (49.9%)
Females: 405  (50.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 807 (716 owner occupied, 91 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 39.4
Median age of females: 39.4

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Average household size: 2.69

Union township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,467 ($46,389 in 1999)
This township:

$56,467
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $448 (lower quartile is $437, upper quartile is $537)
Here:

$448
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $133,581 (it was $98,300 in 2000)
Union township:

$133,581
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,694 - $190,356

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $190,464
Here:

$190,464
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $69,879
Here:

$69,879
State:

$29,315
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

12.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Union township: Spring Lake Campground (A), Upper Augusta Access Area (B), Lower Augusta Access Area (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union township include: Jehovah's Witness Woodland Congregation (A), Oak Grove Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rock Spring Cemetery (1), Chandler Cemetery (2), Augusta Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Elliot Cemetery (5), Mormon Cemetery (6), Carter Burial Plot (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Brush Creek (A), Long Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union township include: Hunt Woods Park (1), Welter County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

80% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 100% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 623
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 107
  • South: 63
  • West: 18

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $81,700

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 255
  • 3 or 4: 3
  • Mobile homes: 72

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,300


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 108 (11 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 23
  • 1980 to 1989: 42
  • 1970 to 1979: 80
  • 1960 to 1969: 51
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 72

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 33
  • 5 rooms: 79
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 70
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9 or more rooms: 26

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 72
  • 3 bedrooms: 142
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 6
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 33
  • 2 vehicles: 121
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 33

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 7
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Rail transportation (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Computer and electronic products (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (41.6%)
  • Irish (13.1%)
  • United States or American (8.1%)
  • English (6.5%)
  • Swedish (4.7%)
  • Italian (4.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 307 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 89 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 26 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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: 821
  • In family households: 767 (218 male householders, 35 female householders)
    234 spouses, 247 children (238 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 16 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 54 (25 male householders (19 living alone)), 24 female householders (24 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 131 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 36 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 43 1-person, 6 2-persons,

157 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (11 men, 24 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32
Here:

29.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

6.8%
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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