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West Point township, IA map Land area: 36.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 1,474 (all rural)
Males: 698  (47.4%)
Females: 776  (52.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,399 (1,120 owner occupied, 279 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%


Races in West Point township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 42.4
Median age of females: 46.4

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Average household size: 2.33

West Point township:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.87

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: $279 (lower quartile is $189, upper quartile is $365)
Here:

$279
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,604 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
West Point township:

$77,604
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,616 - $109,787

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $105,874
Here:

$105,874
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $461,783
Here:

$461,783
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $2,842
Here:

$2,842
State:

$128,390

Mobile homes: $26,145
Here:

$26,145
State:

$29,315
Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.7%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

2.9%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Allison, Bristow.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in West Point township: Cooner Farms (A), Poelma Dairy (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Point township: Saint Johns Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: South Vilmar Cemetery (1), Jungling Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (100% naturalized citizens)

West Point township:  0.5%
State:  3.1%

65% of West Point township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 86% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 1367
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 85
  • South: 32
  • West: 16

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

West Point township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

66 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 597
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 9
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • Mobile homes: 15

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999


Housing units in West Point township with a mortgage: 178 (12 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 210

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 93
  • 1960 to 1969: 80
  • 1950 to 1959: 99
  • 1940 to 1949: 59
  • 1939 or earlier: 284

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 44
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 113
  • 7 rooms: 109
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9 or more rooms: 52

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 19
  • 7 rooms: 13
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 9

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 7
  • 2 bedrooms: 132
  • 3 bedrooms: 218
  • 4 bedrooms: 125
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Point township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 37
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 150
  • 2 vehicles: 199
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5 or more vehicles: 17

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 47
  • 2 vehicles: 30
  • 3 vehicles: 21
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in West Point township:

  • German (70.5%)
  • Norwegian (8.3%)
  • United States or American (5.6%)
  • English (3.9%)
  • Irish (3.0%)
  • Dutch (2.8%)
  • Danish (1.0%)

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

  • Canada (50%)
  • Germany (25%)
  • Korea (25%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 549 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 64 (9%)
  • Walked: 33 (5%)
  • Other means: 2 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 67 (9%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)

66 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

96.7% of residents of West Point township speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,442
  • In family households: 1,239 (353 male householders, 59 female householders)
    375 spouses, 428 children (392 natural, 10 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 6 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 203 (61 male householders (47 living alone)), 118 female householders (112 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 74 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 204 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 80 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 159 1-person, 19 2-persons, 1 4-persons,

270 married couples with children.
62 single-parent households (14 men, 48 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): 5
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

10.0%
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 West Point township:

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