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Wacousta township, IA map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 246 (all rural)
Males: 120  (48.8%)
Females: 126  (51.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 246 (161 owner occupied, 85 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

28%


Races in Wacousta township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 100.0%

Median age of males: 34.6
Median age of females: 33.0

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Average household size: 3.00

Wacousta township:

3.0 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.23

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,386 ($34,821 in 1999)
This township:

$42,386
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $194 (lower quartile is $161, upper quartile is $248)
Here:

$194
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $39,751 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Wacousta township:

$39,751
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $15,812 - $69,390

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $107,517
Here:

$107,517
State:

$151,570
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

12.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Ottosen.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: McKnights Point (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Omer-Thorsen Farm Cemetery (1), McKnight Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Wacousta township: McKnights Point Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Wacousta township:  1.2%
State:  3.1%

69% of Wacousta township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 213
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 20
  • South: 10
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Wacousta township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 102

Housing units in Wacousta township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 23

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 1
  • 1970 to 1979: 4
  • 1960 to 1969: 2
  • 1950 to 1959: 12
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 79

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

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

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 2
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 12

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 10
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wacousta township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 3
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 4
  • 2 vehicles: 22
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 1

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

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 10
  • 2 vehicles: 15
  • 3 vehicles: 12
  • 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 (34%)
  • Machinery (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Food and beverage stores (13%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Personal and laundry services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial managers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wacousta township:

  • German (41.3%)
  • Norwegian (25.5%)
  • United States or American (9.2%)
  • English (5.6%)
  • Irish (4.1%)
  • Danish (2.0%)
  • European (2.0%)

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

  • Other Eastern Europe (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 62 (57%)
  • Carpooled: 16 (15%)
  • Walked: 9 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 22 (20%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (2%)

95.1% of residents of Wacousta township speak English at home.
4.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 264
  • In family households: 248 (57 male householders, 10 female householders)
    61 spouses, 105 children (99 natural, 6 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 16 (10 male householders (8 living alone)), 4 female householders (4 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 24 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 12 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 12 1-person, 2 2-persons,

72 married couples with children.
12 single-parent households (4 men, 8 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

10.0%
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 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 Wacousta township:

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