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Washington township, IA map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 35,477 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 19,095  (53.8%)
Females: 16,382  (46.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 26,598 (11,505 owner occupied, 15,093 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

57%
State:

28%


Races in Washington township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 87.9%
  • Black: 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 6.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.0%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 22.4
Median age of females: 22.4

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Average household size: 2.25

Washington township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.84

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,300 ($31,365 in 1999)
This township:

$35,300
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $645 (lower quartile is $532, upper quartile is $795)
Here:

$645
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $161,284 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Washington township:

$161,284
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $122,400 - $234,690

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $188,640
Here:

$188,640
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $194,814
Here:

$194,814
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $169,751
Here:

$169,751
State:

$128,390

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,892
Here:

$152,892
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $32,172
Here:

$32,172
State:

$29,315
Population density: 1012 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

25.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

12.3%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Ames, Kelley.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Creek: Squaw Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Washington township: Zumwalt Station Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3,182 (14% naturalized citizens)

Washington township:  9.0%
State:  3.1%

26% of Washington township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 21220
  • Northeast: 1087
  • Midwest: 7202
  • South: 1289
  • West: 1393

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $94,600

Washington 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: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Washington township, Iowa:

  • 8,619 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,585
  • One, attached: 512
  • Two: 856
  • 3 or 4: 786
  • 5 to 9: 1,007
  • 10 to 19: 1,514
  • 20 to 49: 1,683
  • 50 or more: 555
  • Mobile homes: 826

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,200


Housing units in Washington township with a mortgage: 2,696 (194 second mortgage, 389 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 922

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 438
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,413
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,032
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,562
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,409
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,459
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,057
  • 1940 to 1949: 783
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,171

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

  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 181
  • 4 rooms: 534
  • 5 rooms: 560
  • 6 rooms: 807
  • 7 rooms: 866
  • 8 rooms: 815
  • 9 or more rooms: 806

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

  • 1 room: 570
  • 2 rooms: 885
  • 3 rooms: 1,493
  • 4 rooms: 2,121
  • 5 rooms: 1,165
  • 6 rooms: 471
  • 7 rooms: 260
  • 8 rooms: 167
  • 9 or more rooms: 125

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

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 178
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,133
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,946
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,175
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 205

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washington township:

  • no bedroom: 609
  • 1 bedroom: 2,260
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,656
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,245
  • 4 bedrooms: 353
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 134

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

  • no vehicle: 67
  • 1 vehicle: 1,396
  • 2 vehicles: 2,269
  • 3 vehicles: 663
  • 4 vehicles: 172
  • 5 or more vehicles: 82

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

  • no vehicle: 635
  • 1 vehicle: 3,129
  • 2 vehicles: 2,268
  • 3 vehicles: 835
  • 4 vehicles: 244
  • 5 or more vehicles: 146

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Educational services (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Washington township:

  • German (32.6%)
  • Irish (9.0%)
  • Norwegian (7.6%)
  • English (6.6%)
  • United States or American (3.7%)
  • Swedish (3.1%)
  • Dutch (3.0%)

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

  • Korea (16%)
  • India (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Indonesia (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Other Northern Africa (4%)
  • Malaysia (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,394 (62%)
  • Carpooled: 1,676 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,195 (6%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 31 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 593 (3%)
  • Walked: 3,493 (17%)
  • Other means: 51 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 647 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

People in group quarters in Washington township, Iowa:

  • 8,619 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 42 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

88.4% of residents of Washington township speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,721
  • In family households: 14,227 (3,754 male householders, 1,125 female householders)
    3,956 spouses, 4,507 children (4,191 natural, 176 adopted, 140 stepchildren), 55 grandchildren, 237 brothers or sisters, 50 parents, 140 other relatives, 403 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,494 (3,800 male householders (1,914 living alone)), 3,211 female householders (1,829 living alone)), 5,483 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,889 (142 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,424 2-persons, 1,076 3-persons, 929 4-persons, 312 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 65 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,743 1-person, 1,845 2-persons, 876 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 47 6-persons,

3,123 married couples with children.
719 single-parent households (137 men, 582 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 170
Here:

9.9%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 232
Here:

1.4%
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 Washington township:

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