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Rowan, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Rowan had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2015. Rowan ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Rowan is located at latitude 42.7391 and longitude -93.5504 in Wright County. 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. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Rowan (GNIS ID: 2396441) 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 Rowan is located within Township of Iowa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wright County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rowan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Rowan, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 150
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 307
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (31.9%)
Median Home Value $122,727
Average Home Value $148,500


Median Household Income $45,618
Average Household Income $56,982
Per Capita Income $24,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.98% -0.54%
Households -0.87% -0.63%
Families -1.34% -0.49%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
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, 2015 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 # 785 23rd
Population Density1 # 780 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 94 91st
Median Household Income # 748 26th
Per Capita Income # 622 38th

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