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Washington township, IA map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 309 (all rural)
Males: 154  (49.8%)
Females: 155  (50.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 309 (243 owner occupied, 66 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%


Races in Washington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.1%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.3%

Median age of males: 41.9
Median age of females: 42.6

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Average household size: 2.53

Washington township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,015 ($44,375 in 1999)
This township:

$54,015
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $554 (lower quartile is $552, upper quartile is $568)
Here:

$554
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $80,991 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Washington township:

$80,991
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,740 - $118,570

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $112,999
Here:

$112,999
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $248,977
Here:

$248,977
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $9,828
Here:

$9,828
State:

$29,315
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Yarmouth Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Washington township include: Yarmouth Community Congregational Church (A), First Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

72% of Washington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 288
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 14
  • South: 14
  • West: 9

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $27,500

Washington township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 140
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 10

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in Washington township with a mortgage: 21 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 42

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 7
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 22
  • 1960 to 1969: 3
  • 1950 to 1959: 18
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 80

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 6
  • 6 rooms: 14
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 20
  • 3 bedrooms: 40
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 8
  • 3 bedrooms: 11
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 5
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 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 (24%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Fuel dealers (14%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (7%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (22%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (7%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington township:

  • English (26.6%)
  • German (22.0%)
  • Irish (20.3%)
  • United States or American (19.2%)
  • Scottish (4.0%)
  • Hungarian (3.4%)
  • Swedish (3.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 152 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (9%)
  • Walked: 9 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (10%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (88%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 331
  • In family households: 289 (89 male householders, 14 female householders)
    88 spouses, 78 children (78 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 15 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 42 (13 male householders (13 living alone)), 18 female householders (6 living alone)), 11 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 47 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 19 1-person, 12 2-persons,

61 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (5 men, 4 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): 4
Here:

12.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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 Washington township:

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