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Dow City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dow City had a population of 572 as of July 1, 2016. Dow City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dow City is located at latitude 41.928 and longitude -95.4943 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dow City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The City of Dow City (GNIS ID: 2394557) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dow City is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dow City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dow City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 572
Population in Households 572
Population in Familes 473
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,790
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 271 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $69,944
Average Home Value $85,519


Median Household Income $40,808
Average Household Income $48,564
Per Capita Income $19,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 1.33%
Households 1.81% 1.2%
Families 3.12% 1.18%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dow City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dow City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 433 57th
Population Density1 # 42 96th
Diversity Index2 # 67 93rd
Median Household Income # 917 9th
Per Capita Income # 991 2nd

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