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Union township, IA map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,253 (all rural)
Males: 610  (48.7%)
Females: 643  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,253 (1,074 owner occupied, 179 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

28%


Races in Union township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.4%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 1.3%

Median age of males: 35.7
Median age of females: 36.3

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Average household size: 2.64

Union township:

2.6 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,050 ($44,471 in 1999)
This township:

$50,050
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $491 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $537)
Here:

$491
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $125,271 (it was $88,700 in 2000)
Union township:

$125,271
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,143 - $147,799

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $189,538
Here:

$189,538
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $448,394
Here:

$448,394
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $23,144
Here:

$23,144
State:

$128,390

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $492,247
Here:

$492,247
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $42,981
Here:

$42,981
State:

$29,315
Population density: 35 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.9%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Cambridge.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Center Grove Cemetery (1), Cambridge Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 23 (9% naturalized citizens)

Union township:  1.8%
State:  3.1%

60% of Union township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1030
  • Northeast: 13
  • Midwest: 101
  • South: 21
  • West: 64

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000

Union township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.5%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 435
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • 5 to 9: 1
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 30

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,000


Housing units in Union township with a mortgage: 191 (11 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 75

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 56
  • 1990 to 1994: 35
  • 1980 to 1989: 40
  • 1970 to 1979: 73
  • 1960 to 1969: 44
  • 1950 to 1959: 39
  • 1940 to 1949: 19
  • 1939 or earlier: 192

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 32
  • 5 rooms: 67
  • 6 rooms: 121
  • 7 rooms: 63
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9 or more rooms: 38

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 16
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 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: 80
  • 3 bedrooms: 208
  • 4 bedrooms: 94
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Union township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 21
  • 2 bedrooms: 17
  • 3 bedrooms: 39
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 66
  • 2 vehicles: 160
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5 or more vehicles: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 44
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Union township:

  • German (29.7%)
  • Norwegian (20.4%)
  • English (8.2%)
  • United States or American (7.7%)
  • Irish (4.7%)
  • Scottish (3.2%)
  • Danish (3.0%)

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

  • Mexico (30%)
  • France (22%)
  • Philippines (17%)
  • Japan (13%)
  • Ukraine (9%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 552 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 75 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 13 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 15 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

95.9% of residents of Union township speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,256
  • In family households: 1,070 (282 male householders, 63 female householders)
    291 spouses, 396 children (376 natural, 14 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 13 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 3 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 186 (63 male householders (43 living alone)), 75 female householders (66 living alone)), 48 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 151 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 100 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 109 1-person, 20 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 5 4-persons,

277 married couples with children.
46 single-parent households (10 men, 36 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

4.7%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

12.1%
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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