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People

Total Population 1,090
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 448
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,476
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,779

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,056
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $69,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 15.2%

Gowrie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Webster
Standard Zip Codes 50543
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.28
Longitude -94.29

Gowrie 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 FORT DODGE
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station ROCKWELL CITY
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gowrie, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Slifer (50543)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Callender 436 $48,125
Farnhamville 339 $46,667
Harcourt 246 $61,250

Gowrie Public Libraries

Library
Gowrie Public Library
1204 MARKET
Gowrie, Iowa
(515) 352-3315

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Gowrie High Schools

PRAIRIE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
1005 RIDDLE ST
515-352-3142
Serves 286 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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