Dow City, Iowa Population 2021

479
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Dow City is a city located in Crawford County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 479, it is the 454th largest city in Iowa and the 13494th largest city in the United States . Dow City is currently declining at a rate of -1.84% annually and its population has decreased by -6.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 510 in 2010. Dow City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 0 miles, Dow City has a population density of 1,499 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dow City is $45,467 with a poverty rate of 28.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $568 per month, and the median house value is $70,500. The median age in Dow City is 41.4 years, 39.9 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Dow City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dow Citywas:

  • White: 95.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.27%
  • Other race: 2.27%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Dow City, Iowa is 479 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 497.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 510.

Dow City, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46395.46%
Some Other Race112.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander112.27%
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Dow City Population by Race

Dow City Population Pyramid $2021

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Dow City Median Age

41.4


Total

39.9


Male

44.5


Female

Dow City Adults

There are 355 adults, (84 of whom are seniors) in Dow City.

Dow City Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Dow City Sex Ratio

Female

238

49.07%

Male

247

50.93%

Dow City Population by Age

Dow City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dow City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female37.2%62.8%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Male50%50%
All61.1%38.9%
Married86%14%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dow City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2162.2561.1
Married932.686
Non Family721.1144.4
Female433.437.2
Male82.1350

2.72

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Dow City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade72.10%
9th to 12th Grade3811.38%
High School Graduate15947.60%
Some College8124.25%
Associates Degree247.19%
Bachelors Degree226.59%
Graduate Degree30.90%
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Dow City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dow City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White31727825
Hispanic1111
Other Race1111
Islander6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.89%.

Dow City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,321$21,500$23,750
Less Than 9th Grade$21,354$20,833$30,625
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$25,417$$25,114
Bachelors Degree$26,250$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,321

Average Earnings

$21,500

Average Male

$23,750

Average Female

Dow City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dow City Language by Age

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Dow City Language

97.19% of Dow City residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Dow City Language

Dow City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44510423.37%
Hispanic292586.21%
Islander1111100.00%
Other11763.64%

28.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.77%

Male Poverty Rate

26.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dow City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dow City is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dow City is White, with 23.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.70%.

Dow City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Bachelors or Greater32.00%
Less Than 9th Grade22.22%
High School20.13%
Some College9.52%

Dow City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed19.01%
Male Employed17.95%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Dow City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dow City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,500$45,467
Families$43,750$54,893
Married Families$67,625-
Non Families$21,563$25,361
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Income by Household Type

Dow City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Dow City Married by Age and Sex

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Dow City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dow City Marital Status by Race

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Dow City Marital Status

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25

Number of Veterans

25

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam13
First Gulf War3
World War II2
Korea1
Second Gulf War

Dow City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7411
75+9
35 to 543
55 to 642
18 to 34

Dow City Veterans by Age

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Dow City Veterans by Race

Dow City Veterans by Education

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8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dow City Veterans by Education

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68.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Dow City Employment by Age

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Dow City Employment by Race

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Dow City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.11%

Born in Dow City

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Dow City residents were born in the United States, with 77.11% having been born in Iowa. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dow City Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021479-9-1.84%
2020488-9-1.81%
2019497-9-1.78%
201850630.60%
2017503-1-0.20%
2016504-1-0.20%
2015505-3-0.59%
2014508-9-1.74%
20135170.00%
201251740.78%
201151310.20%
20105120.00%

Dow City Population by Year