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West Grove township, IA map Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 456 (all rural)
Males: 233  (51.1%)
Females: 223  (48.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 456 (387 owner occupied, 69 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

28%


Races in West Grove township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.6%

Median age of males: 27.0
Median age of females: 26.9

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Average household size: 3.33

West Grove township:

3.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.82

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,843 ($34,375 in 1999)
This township:

$41,843
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $172 (lower quartile is $158, upper quartile is $285)
Here:

$172
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $106,185 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
West Grove township:

$106,185
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,134 - $143,321

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $317,893
Here:

$317,893
State:

$151,570

In 2-unit structures: $130,566
Here:

$130,566
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $44,671
Here:

$44,671
State:

$29,315
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

11.4%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.5%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in West Grove township: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Hetzler Cemetery (2), West Grove Cemetery (3), John Cemetery (4), Bell Cemetery (5), Evergreen Cemetery (6), Shinn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in West Grove township include: West Grove Park (1), West Grove County Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

53% of West Grove township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 85% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 23% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 258
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 136
  • South: 4
  • West: 39
West Grove township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 130
  • Two: 7
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in West Grove township with a mortgage: 16 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 9
  • 1970 to 1979: 34
  • 1960 to 1969: 12
  • 1950 to 1959: 14
  • 1940 to 1949: 7
  • 1939 or earlier: 50

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Grove township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 17
  • 6 rooms: 30
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9 or more rooms: 3

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Grove township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 51
  • 3 bedrooms: 27
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Grove township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 33
  • 1 vehicle: 21
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in West Grove township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 9
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Truck transportation (13%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food (8%)
  • Leather and allied products (8%)
  • Construction (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Social assistance (13%)
  • Gasoline stations (10%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Leather and allied products (8%)
  • Machinery (7%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Grove township:

  • United States or American (27.6%)
  • German (24.3%)
  • Pennsylvania German (19.9%)
  • Irish (16.3%)
  • Swedish (4.2%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.0%)
  • English (2.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 98 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 19 (9%)
  • Walked: 11 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (38%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

59.1% of residents of West Grove township speak English at home.
40.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (24% speak English very well, 69% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 437
  • In family households: 398 (102 male householders, 7 female householders)
    91 spouses, 178 children (178 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 39 (15 male householders (15 living alone)), 24 female householders (24 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 50 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 39 1-person,

137 married couples with children.
21 single-parent households (16 men, 5 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42
Here:

72.4%
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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in West Grove township:

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