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People

Total Population 514
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 239
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,321
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $472
Median House Value $61,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 9.1%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station DENISON
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
Station MAPLETON NO 2
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arion 185 $40,833
Charter Oak 601 $58,036
Defiance 228 $53,750
Denison 8,383 $51,108
Dunlap 1,252 $56,833
Earling 476 $65,417

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

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104 S. FRANKLIN ST.
Dow City, Iowa
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