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Gowrie, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gowrie had a population of 1,132 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gowrie is located at latitude 42.2778 and longitude -94.2897 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gowrie (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,142 feet.

The City of Gowrie (GNIS ID: 2394939) 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 Gowrie is located within Township of Gowrie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gowrie 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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Gowrie, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,132
Population in Households 1,104
Population in Familes 892
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density1 781
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 489
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $96,617
Average Home Value $112,709


Median Household Income $43,300
Average Household Income $56,076
Per Capita Income $24,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.41% 0.26%
Households 1.63% 0.49%
Families 1.9% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

Gowrie, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gowrie 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 # 261 74th
Population Density1 # 436 57th
Diversity Index2 # 485 52nd
Median Household Income # 842 17th
Per Capita Income # 720 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.