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Population in 2012: 528 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -21.8%
Males: 302  (57.3%)
Females: 226  (42.7%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50071.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,418 (it was $26,141 in 2000)
Dows:

$38,418
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,786

Dows city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,506 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Dows:

$38,506
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,364; Detached houses: $42,364

Median gross rent in 2012: $453.

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  • White alone - 432 (80.3%)
  • Hispanic - 99 (18.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dows: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.8%), Norwegian (12.8%), Swedish (8.0%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.5%), Danish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/3/1892

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 678 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Dows:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dows city:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

79 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).

This city:  14.8%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dows, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dows to the number of sex offenders is 528 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $491 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (44.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (160.0 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (303.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Popejoy, IA (2.4 miles) , Galt, IA (2.4 miles) , Rowan, IA (2.5 miles ), Coulter, IA (2.9 miles ), Latimer, IA (3.2 miles ), Alexander, IA (3.2 miles) , Alden, IA (3.4 miles ), Williams, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 93.50 W

Area code: 515

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Dows-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 220% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the Dows city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wright County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Keith Robertson (writer) - Children's writer, Charlie Frisbee - Baseball player.


Hospital/medical center in Dows:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, 909 ROWAN ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Dows:

  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 13 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BELMOND, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Dows, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dows:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 38 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 45 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 55 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 62 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 64 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 74 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Buena Vista University (about 87 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

Public elementary/middle school in Dows:

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Library in Dows:

  • DOWS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,325; Location: 114 W ELLSWORTH ST; 9,554 books; 163 audio materials; 760 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dows: Dows (A), Farmers Co-op Company Elevator (B), Dows Ambulance Service (C), Dows Fire Department (D), Dows City Hall (E), Dows Public Library (F), Dows Welcome Center (G), Quasdorf Wagon, Machine and Blacksmith Shop Museum (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dows include: Methodist Church (A), First Lutheran Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Wright County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dows that have no violations reported:

  • DOWS WATER SUPPLY (Address: PO BOX 395, Population served: 675, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.7%
(5.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dows, IA


35 people in nursing homes in 2000

Dows compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Dows (2011 data):

  • United Bank and Trust Company: Dows Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1912/02/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $129.8 mil, Deposits: $109.1 mil, headquarters in Hampton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: J. E. Coonley Company

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Dows travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Dows city (based on Wright County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.44%
Here78.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents30.6%21.1%20.7%7.8%3.9%
Congregations21.4%16.7%7.1%9.5%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristReformed Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents3.5%2.2%2.1%1.7%6.6%
Congregations4.8%4.8%7.1%4.8%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wright County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wright County:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,082$36,9840$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,590$31,0801$276
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,170
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$60
Totals for Government 2$5,672$34,0325$1,506

Dows government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $73,000 ($138.26)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($123.11)
    Police Protection: $53,000 ($100.38)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($66.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($64.39)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($62.50)
    General - Other: $31,000 ($58.71)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($43.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($32.20)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($24.62)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($11.36)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($7.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($5.68)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($5.68)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($11.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $39,000 ($73.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $104,000 ($196.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($9.47)

Dows government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $58,000 ($109.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($56.82)
    All Other: $23,000 ($43.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($22.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($41.67)
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000 ($7.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,000 ($28.41)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($3.79)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($90.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $54,000 ($102.27)
    General Support: $14,000 ($26.52)
    All Other: $5,000 ($9.47)
  • Tax - Property: $133,000 ($251.89)
    Total General Sales: $30,000 ($56.82)

Dows government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $70,000 ($132.58)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $105,000 ($198.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($179.92)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($113.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($18.94)
    Other, NEC: $10,000 ($18.94)

Dows government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($153.41)

5.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.50% ($28,040 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.42% ($74,429)
from Webster County, IA  0.42% ($26,476)


7.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hamilton County, IA  0.61% ($37,548 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.53% ($20,407)
to Hancock County, IA  0.43% ($23,909)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dows:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KIFG (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dows:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KIFG-FM (95.3 FM; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: TIMES-CITIZEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dows:

  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Dows fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 1994 02:05 AM, 3015, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 4, 1978 06:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 19, 1976 01:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dows)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 108 S Garfield (Lat: 42.655889 Lon: -93.500000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 12.1 m, Call Sign: KNBE272
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.955 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2011, Expiration Date: 05/07/2021
    Registrant: Dows, Town Of, 119 E Ellsworth St., Dows, IA 50071, Phone: (515) 852-4327, Fax: (515) 852-4327, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • DOWS/ I35, W Of Hampton Turn S On Dogwood 1.5 Miles (Lat: 42.727333 Lon: -93.438250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: WPOR259
    Assigned Frequencies: 6660.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/13/2009, Expiration Date: 01/25/2019, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • DOWS SOUTH, 189 85th Street (Lat: 42.651639 Lon: -93.482611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQIT930
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ExtDows20, Lat: 42.657472 Lon: -93.498778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 66 m, Call Sign: WQKB349
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: Jack Blair
    Registrant: Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, 227 West Herman Street, Woolstock, IA 50599, Phone: (515) 839-5571, Fax: (515) 839-5621, Email:
  • ExtDows200, Lat: 42.657472 Lon: -93.498778, Type: Silo, Structure height: 66 m, Call Sign: WQKB349
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2009, Expiration Date: 03/17/2019, Certifier: Jack Blair
    Registrant: Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, 227 West Herman Street, Woolstock, IA 50599, Phone: (515) 839-5571, Fax: (515) 839-5621, Email:
  • DOWS, 2560 Victor Avenue (Lat: 42.679417 Lon: -93.557139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WHC416
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6695.00 MHz, 6635.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2010, Expiration Date: 02/15/2020
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad, 1400 Douglas St. Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-1777, Fax: (402) 233-3179, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0AUX, Licensee ID: L00724581
    Grant Date: 11/08/2003, Expiration Date: 12/21/2013, Certifier: Linn A Larson
    Registrant: Linn A Larson, 1054 Finch Ave, Dows, IA 50071


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Dows


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Most common first names in Dows, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1684.7 years
William1476.9 years
George1280.5 years
Henry1188.2 years
Harold981.3 years
Clarence880.3 years
Robert874.8 years
Mary885.1 years
Charles770.6 years
Ralph775.6 years
Most common last names in Dows, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson1581.2 years
Hackbarth1482.0 years
Hill975.8 years
Jacobson885.7 years
Hanson882.9 years
Iverson785.9 years
Peterson785.7 years
Evans786.1 years
Barz673.3 years
Kreitlow684.5 years

Businesses in Dows, IA

  • Arby's: 1


Dows on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #81 (50071) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
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