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Wells township, IA map Land area: 38.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 249 (all rural)
Males: 122  (49.0%)
Females: 127  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 249 (194 owner occupied, 55 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%


Races in Wells township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 47.3
Median age of females: 44.3

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Average household size: 2.35

Wells township:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.86

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,865 ($29,464 in 1999)
This township:

$35,865
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $275 (lower quartile is $161, upper quartile is $416)
Here:

$275
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $81,676 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Wells township:

$81,676
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,333 - $160,003

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $138,115
Here:

$138,115
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $25,529
Here:

$25,529
State:

$29,315
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

19.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

10.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Wells township: Hilltown Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Davis Cemetery (1), Hilltown Cemetery (2), Kerby Cemetery (3), Croft Cemetery (4), Staten Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Long Branch (B), Pigeon Creek (C), Packard Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (100% naturalized citizens)

Wells township:  1.2%
State:  3.1%

71% of Wells township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 205
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 31
  • South: 9
  • West: 0

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

Wells township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 96
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 48

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,900


Housing units in Wells township with a mortgage: 11 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 6
  • 1970 to 1979: 29
  • 1960 to 1969: 23
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 3
  • 1939 or earlier: 46

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 17
  • 5 rooms: 18
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 1
  • 9 or more rooms: 7

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

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

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 8
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 34
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wells township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 12
  • 3 bedrooms: 13
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 19
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5 or more vehicles: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 2
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (12%)
  • Truck transportation (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (6%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Transportation equipment (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Paper (9%)
  • Data processing, libraries, and other information services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Wells township:

  • German (32.5%)
  • United States or American (22.5%)
  • Irish (18.5%)
  • Scottish (5.3%)
  • English (4.6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.6%)
  • Croatian (4.0%)

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

  • Germany (67%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 83 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 10 (10%)
  • Walked: 4 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 7 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Utility gas (20%)
  • Electricity (17%)

99.2% of residents of Wells township speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 248
  • In family households: 216 (54 male householders, 20 female householders)
    54 spouses, 78 children (71 natural, 4 adopted, 3 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 4 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32 (16 male householders (14 living alone)), 15 female householders (15 living alone)), 1 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 36 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 29 1-person, 2 2-persons,

31 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (2 men, 7 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

6.5%
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 Wells township:

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