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Yellow Springs township, IA map Land area: 46.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 557 (all rural)
Males: 293  (52.6%)
Females: 264  (47.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 557 (455 owner occupied, 102 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%


Races in Yellow Springs township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%

Median age of males: 39.0
Median age of females: 39.9

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Average household size: 2.67

Yellow Springs township:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $46,190 ($37,946 in 1999)
This township:

$46,190
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $477)
Here:

$455
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $108,305 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Yellow Springs township:

$108,305
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,138 - $186,982

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $167,338
Here:

$167,338
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $40,366
Here:

$40,366
State:

$29,315
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

15.8%
Whole state:

9.1%

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

5.0%
Whole state:

3.8%

Cities in this township include: Mediapolis.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Yellow Springs township: Sharon Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Round Prairie Cemetery (1), Covenanter Cemetery (2), Kossuth Cemetery (3), Sharon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery (4), Northfield Cemetery (5), Welsh Chapel Cemetery (6), Hazel Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Yellow Springs township: Chautauqua Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (0% naturalized citizens)

Yellow Springs township:  0.5%
State:  3.1%

63% of Yellow Springs township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Iowa.

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

  • This state: 533
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 68
  • South: 2
  • West: 2

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000

Yellow Springs township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 219
  • One, attached: 1
  • Mobile homes: 22

Median worth of mobile homes: $25,000


Housing units in Yellow Springs township with a mortgage: 55 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 40

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 20
  • 1995 to 1998: 21
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 24
  • 1960 to 1969: 29
  • 1950 to 1959: 17
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 120

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Yellow Springs township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 7
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 41
  • 8 rooms: 25
  • 9 or more rooms: 15

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yellow Springs township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Yellow Springs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 39
  • 3 bedrooms: 89
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Yellow Springs township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 14
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 111
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Yellow Springs township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 9
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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 (28%)
  • Truck transportation (13%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (6%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Engineers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Yellow Springs township:

  • German (44.1%)
  • English (15.2%)
  • Welsh (4.8%)
  • United States or American (4.5%)
  • Swedish (4.3%)
  • Dutch (2.9%)
  • Irish (2.9%)

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

  • Sweden (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 216 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 18 (6%)
  • Walked: 10 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 59 (19%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

99.3% of residents of Yellow Springs township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 608
  • In family households: 526 (149 male householders, 24 female householders)
    159 spouses, 175 children (165 natural, 0 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 82 (30 male householders (21 living alone)), 38 female householders (33 living alone)), 14 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 92 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 9 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 54 1-person, 14 2-persons,

138 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (4 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

35.0%
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: 5
Here:

55.6%
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 Yellow Springs township:

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