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Gowrie, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gowrie had a population of 1,121 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Gowrie, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,121
Daytime Population: Workers 434
Daytime Population: Residents 569
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,003
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,094
Population in Familes 882
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 774
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $46,921
Average Household Income $56,723
Per Capita Income $24,634


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $94,821
Average Home Value $111,048


Total Households 481
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 0.28%
Households 1.17% 0.37%
Families 1.36% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2017 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 Density # 437 57th
Diversity Index # 436 57th
Median Household Income # 785 22nd
Per Capita Income # 765 24th

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