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Demographics

People

Total Population497
Male Share of the Population51.9%
Female Share of the Population48.1%
Senior Citizens29.6%
Employed Population 16+219
Age of the Population52

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,236
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.8%
Median Gross Rent$531
Median House Value$42,500

Ancestry

German29.8%
Norwegian14.9%
Irish14.3%
English12.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.5%
French Except Basque6%
Danishn5.6%
Italian4.8%
Swedish4.6%
Dutch1.6%
Serbian1.4%
Swiss1%
West Indian1%
Jamaican1%
Nigerian1%
African1%
Scottish0.6%
Polish0.4%
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Dows Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wright County
Standard Zip Codes50071
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.65
Approximate 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)

StationCLARION
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip33 inches
StationHAMPTON
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationBRITT
Distance34.2 miles
Jan Temp3 to 22 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alden769$70,294
Alexander150$56,250
Coulter214$54,500
Latimer499$48,125
Rowan143$31,058
Williams468$62,708

Dows Public Libraries

Dows Community Library
114 W ELLSWORTH ST
Dows, Iowa
(515) 852-4326

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Dows Public Schools

Dows Elementary School
404 Park Ave.
ZIP: 50071
(515) 852-4162
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