Dows, Iowa Population 2024

502

Dows is a city located in Franklin County and Wright County Iowa. Dows has a 2024 population of 502. Dows is currently declining at a rate of -1.18% annually and its population has decreased by -4.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 526 in 2020.

The average household income in Dows is $71,969 with a poverty rate of 11.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dows is 34.3 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Dows Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dows was:

  • White: 95.89%
  • Other race: 2.8%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
651.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.56% (-24)
The current population of Dows, Iowa is 502 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 526.

Dows, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51395.89%
Other race152.8%
Two or more races71.31%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dows Population by Race

Dows Population Pyramid 2024

Dows Median Age

34.3

Total

33.7

Male

34.8

Female

Dows Adults

There are 394 adults, (72 of whom are seniors) in Dows.

Dows Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dows Sex Ratio

Female26850.09%
Male26749.91%

Dows Population by Age

Dows Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2012.6676.123.9
Non Family871.1558.641.4
Married824.296.33.7
Female242.8370.829.2
Male82.887525
showing: 5 rows

3.48

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

76.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dows Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dows Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dows Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Dows Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,306

Average Earnings

$46,477

Average Male

$33,375

Average Female

Dows Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dows Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dows Language

97.64% of Dows residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.36% of the population.

Dows Language

Dows Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White501479.38%
Hispanic291241.38%
showing: 2 rows

11.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.48%

Male Poverty Rate

8.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dows

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dows is Hispanic, with 41.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dows is White, with 9.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.5%.

Dows Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.13%
Some College6.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%
Less Than 9th Grade
showing: 4 rows

Dows Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Male Employed14.81%
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Dows Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dows Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dows Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Dows Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dows Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dows Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dows Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

37

Number of Veterans

35

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Dows Veterans by War

count

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Dows Veterans by Age

count

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Dows Veterans by Race

Dows Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dows Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dows Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dows Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dows Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

85.79%

Born in Dows

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Dows residents were born in the United States, with 85.79% having been born in Iowa. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dows Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029472-6-1.26%
2028478-6-1.24%
2027484-6-1.22%
2026490-6-1.21%
2025496-6-1.2%
2024502-6-1.18%
2023508-6-1.17%
2022514-6-1.15%
2021520-6-1.14%
2020526214.16%
2019505-4-0.79%
2018509-6-1.17%
2017515-4-0.77%
2016519-3-0.57%
2015522-6-1.14%
2014528-2-0.38%
2013530-3-0.56%
2012533-1-0.19%
2011534-7-1.29%
2010541
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Dows Population by Year