Dow City, Iowa

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High Points

Dow City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Dow City Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Dow City Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dow City Short Commute Times
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Dow City Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Dow City, Iowa

Comparing Dow City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 9
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Dow City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 51528
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.928
Longitude -95.493

Dow City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 32.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
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Dow City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 503 100%
Male 252 50.1%
Female 251 49.9%
Under 18 98 19.5%
18+ 405 80.5%
65+ 109 21.7%
Median Age 43.5
Average Family Size 2.75
White 487 96.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 6 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 1.2%
Mixed Race 4 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 1.6%

Estimated Dow City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 470
Growth -33
Growth % -6.6%

Dow City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41.5%
US/American 13.9%
English 10.8%
Irish 9.5%
Dutch 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Danish 2.8%
Polish 2.8%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Austrian 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dow City 503 $37,813
Arion 136 $36,250
Charter Oak 530 $40,781
Defiance 346 $40,125
Denison 7,339 $41,362
Dunlap 1,139 $39,762
Earling 471 $40,417

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