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Westburg township, IA map Land area: 34.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 505 (all rural)
Males: 262  (51.9%)
Females: 243  (48.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 504 (418 owner occupied, 86 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

28%


Races in Westburg township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 99.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 36.9

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Average household size: 2.86

Westburg township:

2.9 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.13

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,009 ($42,727 in 1999)
This township:

$52,009
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $356 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $365)
Here:

$356
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $134,702 (it was $89,300 in 2000)
Westburg township:

$134,702
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,407 - $225,065

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $281,595
Here:

$281,595
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $79,590
Here:

$79,590
State:

$29,315
Population density: 15 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

18.2%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

6.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Westburg township: Jesup Wastewater Plant (A), Westburg Townhall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Westburg township: Crumbacher Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

72% of Westburg township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 437
  • Northeast: 11
  • Midwest: 55
  • South: 7
  • West: 7
Westburg township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 166
  • Mobile homes: 24

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,000


Housing units in Westburg township with a mortgage: 32 (0 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 39

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 38
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 30
  • 1960 to 1969: 26
  • 1950 to 1959: 0
  • 1940 to 1949: 6
  • 1939 or earlier: 71

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 22
  • 5 rooms: 41
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 23
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 0
  • 6 rooms: 0
  • 7 rooms: 18
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 11

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 23
  • 3 bedrooms: 92
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Westburg township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 0
  • 3 bedrooms: 10
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

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

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 46
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Food (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Printing and related support activities (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Construction laborers (22%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Westburg township:

  • German (56.6%)
  • Irish (8.6%)
  • United States or American (5.1%)
  • English (4.5%)
  • Dutch (3.5%)
  • Swedish (2.5%)
  • Danish (2.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 157 (65%)
  • Carpooled: 52 (22%)
  • Walked: 16 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 15 (6%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (6%)

93.4% of residents of Westburg township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English not well).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 516
  • In family households: 480 (122 male householders, 19 female householders)
    125 spouses, 178 children (170 natural, 0 adopted, 8 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 0 other relatives, 23 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36 (14 male householders (14 living alone)), 17 female householders (10 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 73 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 24 1-person, 7 2-persons,

117 married couples with children.
9 single-parent households (9 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18
Here:

23.4%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

34.4%
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 Westburg township:

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