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Gowrie, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Gowrie had a population of 1,106 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Gowrie, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,106
Population in Households 1,080
Population in Familes 863
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 763
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $49,556
Average Household Income $59,093
Per Capita Income $25,611


Total Housing Units 494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $97,945
Average Home Value $112,853


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 304
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.78% 0.2%
Households 0.85% 0.29%
Families 0.96% 0.2%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

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, 2018 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 # 266 74th
Population Density # 448 56th
Diversity Index # 441 57th
Median Household Income # 754 25th
Per Capita Income # 778 23rd

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