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The City of Rowan had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 148
Population in Households 148
Population in Familes 115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 303
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $68,182
Average Home Value $129,688


Median Household Income $41,538
Average Household Income $61,747
Per Capita Income $27,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.04% -0.82%
Households -1.23% -0.65%
Families -1.51% -1.02%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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, 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 # 790 22nd
Population Density1 # 784 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 84 92nd
Median Household Income # 893 12th
Per Capita Income # 456 55th

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