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Rowan, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rowan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wright County at latitude 42.7391 and longitude -93.5504. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Rowan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rowan, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rowan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Rowan (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Rowan, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 311
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $150,000


Median Household Income $45,262
Average Household Income $56,320
Per Capita Income $24,321
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.91% -0.53%
Households -0.71% -0.62%
Families -1.65% -0.49%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
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.


Rowan, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowan to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 779 23rd
Population Density1 # 780 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 82 92nd
Median Household Income # 771 24th
Per Capita Income # 653 35th

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