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Dows, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dows had a population of 526 as of July 1, 2019. Dows ranks in 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 Dows is located at latitude 42.6566 and longitude -93.501 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dows encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,148 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Dows are located in Wright County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Franklin County.

The City of Dows (GNIS ID: 2394560) 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 Dows is located within Township of Blaine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wright County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dows: Otisville.

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Dows, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dows, IA Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dows, IA Wealth Index is 83
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 526 (100%)
Population in Households 526 (100.0%)
Population in Families 411 (78.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 684
Diversity Index2 30
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,051
Average Household Income $68,480
Per Capita Income $30,144
Wealth Index4 83

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $80,612
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 245
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.24% -0.31%
Households -0.22% -0.33%
Families 1.09% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Dows, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dows to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 450 55th
Population Density # 500 50th
Diversity Index # 84 92nd
Median Household Income # 664 34th
Per Capita Income # 490 51st

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