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Volga township, IA map Land area: 39.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 551 (all rural)
Males: 293  (53.2%)
Females: 258  (46.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 551 (483 owner occupied, 68 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%


Races in Volga township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.1%
  • Asian: 0.5%

Median age of males: 38.7
Median age of females: 39.8

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Average household size: 2.43

Volga township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,937 ($28,702 in 1999)
This township:

$34,937
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $194 (lower quartile is $169, upper quartile is $234)
Here:

$194
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,945 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Volga township:

$86,945
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,817 - $138,131

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $133,906
Here:

$133,906
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $83,331
Here:

$83,331
State:

$29,315
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

14.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

7.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Garber, Elkport.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Volga township: Clayton County Fairgrounds (A), Garber Bridge Access (B), Plagmans Barn Museum (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery (1), Saint Michaels Cemetery (2), Wolf Cemetery (3), Eberhard Cemetery (4), Krumm Cemetery (5), Hartshey Cemetery (6), Old Garber Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Panther Creek (B), Doe Creek (C), Wayman Creek (D), Volga River (E), Elk Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 4 (100% naturalized citizens)

Volga township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

80% of Volga township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 499
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 42
  • South: 0
  • West: 3

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Volga township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 207
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 1
  • Mobile homes: 26

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,000


Housing units in Volga township with a mortgage: 54 (4 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 53

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 5
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1980 to 1989: 12
  • 1970 to 1979: 39
  • 1960 to 1969: 15
  • 1950 to 1959: 6
  • 1940 to 1949: 9
  • 1939 or earlier: 139

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 57
  • 6 rooms: 42
  • 7 rooms: 49
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 1
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 13
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 43
  • 3 bedrooms: 111
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Volga township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 19
  • 4 bedrooms: 1
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 55
  • 2 vehicles: 73
  • 3 vehicles: 42
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 3
  • 3 vehicles: 6
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Social assistance (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Volga township:

  • German (68.4%)
  • United States or American (13.3%)
  • Norwegian (4.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.1%)
  • English (2.9%)
  • Irish (1.7%)
  • Portuguese (1.2%)

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

  • Vietnam (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 172 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (16%)
  • Walked: 2 (1%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 34 (14%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (73%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

98.2% of residents of Volga township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 549
  • In family households: 464 (129 male householders, 14 female householders)
    108 spouses, 193 children (185 natural, 3 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 12 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 85 (45 male householders (37 living alone)), 25 female householders (24 living alone)), 15 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 58 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 8 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 61 1-person, 7 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

107 married couples with children.
26 single-parent households (10 men, 16 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: 1
Here:

10.0%
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 Volga township:

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