Gower, Missouri

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Gower, Missouri

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High Points

Gower strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Gower People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Gower Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Gower Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gower Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Gower, Missouri

Comparing Gower to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 6 7
Short Commute Times 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 3
Affordability of Rents 5 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 8
Low Violent Crime 3 4

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Gower Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SE of St. Joseph, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles N of Kansas City, Missouri
County Clinton
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64454
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.61
Longitude -94.599

Gower Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station AMITY 4 NE
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
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Gower Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,399 100%
Male 657 47%
Female 742 53%
Under 18 394 28.2%
18+ 1,005 71.8%
65+ 190 13.6%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.09
White 1,390 99.4%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.8%

Estimated Gower Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,433
Growth 34
Growth % 2.4%

Gower 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 22.3%
US/American 17.2%
English 15.2%
Irish 13.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Italian 3.5%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Scottish 2.6%
European 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
British 1.3%
Welsh 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.7%
Croatian 0.6%
Greek 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gower 1,399 $55,694
Agency 599 $52,500
Dearborn 529 $47,727
Easton 258 $40,000
Edgerton 533 $50,625
Plattsburg 2,354 $41,360
Trimble 451 $47,813
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Gower High Schools (2004)

Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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