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Walnut township, IA map Land area: 36.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 8,074 (87% urban, 13% rural)
Males: 4,054  (50.2%)
Females: 4,020  (49.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 8,074 (7,449 owner occupied, 625 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

28%


Races in Walnut township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.9%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 32.9
Median age of females: 33.4

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Average household size: 2.78

Walnut township:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $79,456 ($65,275 in 1999)
This township:

$79,456
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $606 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $693)
Here:

$606
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $253,981 (it was $146,500 in 2000)
Walnut township:

$253,981
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $176,391 - $347,805

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $208,884
Here:

$208,884
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,358
Here:

$127,358
State:

$156,028

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $107,529
Here:

$107,529
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $20,938
Here:

$20,938
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $73,997
Here:

$73,997
State:

$29,315
Population density: 220 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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

2.1%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

1.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Waukee.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

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

Church in Walnut township: Waukee Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Hoff Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 57 (93% naturalized citizens)

Walnut township:  0.7%
State:  3.1%

45% of Walnut township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 6249
  • Northeast: 117
  • Midwest: 1311
  • South: 191
  • West: 182

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $166,300

Walnut township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,324
  • One, attached: 163
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 134
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 20 to 49: 74
  • Mobile homes: 333
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,500


Housing units in Walnut township with a mortgage: 1,879 (193 second mortgage, 286 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 181

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 458
  • 1995 to 1998: 885
  • 1990 to 1994: 618
  • 1980 to 1989: 237
  • 1970 to 1979: 253
  • 1960 to 1969: 282
  • 1950 to 1959: 121
  • 1940 to 1949: 25
  • 1939 or earlier: 243

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 158
  • 5 rooms: 443
  • 6 rooms: 497
  • 7 rooms: 487
  • 8 rooms: 375
  • 9 or more rooms: 593

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 131
  • 5 rooms: 62
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 27

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 33
  • 2 bedrooms: 335
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,328
  • 4 bedrooms: 728
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 162

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Walnut township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 119
  • 2 bedrooms: 132
  • 3 bedrooms: 56
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 30
  • 1 vehicle: 395
  • 2 vehicles: 1,555
  • 3 vehicles: 455
  • 4 vehicles: 136
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

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

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 176
  • 2 vehicles: 116
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 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 (%):



  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (3%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (26%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Walnut township:

  • German (35.5%)
  • Irish (12.4%)
  • English (7.3%)
  • United States or American (7.2%)
  • Swedish (6.0%)
  • Norwegian (4.7%)
  • Dutch (4.6%)

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

  • Korea (25%)
  • Netherlands (18%)
  • Philippines (16%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Iran (12%)
  • Italy (11%)
  • Australia (7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,971 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 421 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 39 (1%)
  • Other means: 16 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 172 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

97.6% of residents of Walnut township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,138
  • In family households: 7,398 (1,955 male householders, 379 female householders)
    2,160 spouses, 2,809 children (2,695 natural, 42 adopted, 72 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 18 other relatives, 60 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 740 (299 male householders (241 living alone)), 316 female householders (274 living alone)), 125 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 830 2-persons, 561 3-persons, 672 4-persons, 207 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 515 1-person, 91 2-persons, 9 3-persons,

2,278 married couples with children.
261 single-parent households (52 men, 209 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 52
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

22.5%
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 Walnut township:

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