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People

Total Population 453
Male Share of the Population 53.6%
Female Share of the Population 46.4%
Senior Citizens 32.7%
Employed Population 16+ 224
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 60.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,266
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 42%
Median Gross Rent $533
Median House Value $38,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dows Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Wright
Standard Zip Codes 50071
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.656
Longitude -93.5

Dows Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLARION
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station HAMPTON
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 34.2 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alden 803 $58,125
Alexander 157 $73,750
Coulter 276 $54,722
Latimer 463 $60,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Dows, Iowa
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