Dows, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 512 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.1%
Males: 265  (51.9%)
Females: 247  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50071.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,792 (it was $26,141 in 2000)
Dows:

$38,792
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,703 (it was $15,109 in 2000)

Dows city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $55,935 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Dows:

$55,935
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $49,176; detached houses: $49,416

Median gross rent in 2017: $564.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dows: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.3%
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  • Races in Dows, IA (2010)
    • 43280.3%White alone
    • 9918.4%Hispanic
    • 50.9%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

Races in Dows detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Dows, Iowa as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dows is 501 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: German (29.1%), Norwegian (19.9%), Irish (13.4%), English (8.0%), American (3.8%), Serbian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/3/1892

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 658 people per square mile   (low).

Dows, Iowa map

20 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.4% Asia).

This city:

4.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $862 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $565 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.66 N, Longitude: 93.50 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Dows, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dows, IA in 2017
Dows satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $50,000
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+2.3%).
Most common industries in Dows, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (25.8%)
  • Construction (16.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.9%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (29.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Dows, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (10.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (8.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Dows, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dows, Iowa average temperatures Dows, Iowa average precipitation Dows, Iowa humidity Dows, Iowa wind speed Dows, Iowa snowfall Dows, Iowa sunshine Dows, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Dows-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 116% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Dows-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 243.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 414.2 miles away from Dows center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 396.1 miles away from Dows center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 315.5 miles away from Dows center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 250.4 miles away from Dows center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 274.2 miles away from Dows center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wright County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dows topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dows:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (909 ROWAN ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Dows:

  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (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)
  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • SCENIC MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • IOWA FALLS MARY GREELEY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)
  • HERITAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; IOWA FALLS, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dows:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 38 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 40 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 45 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 54 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 62 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 66 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 74 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
See full list of schools located in Dows

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)

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Keith Robertson (writer) - Children's writer, Charlie Frisbee - Baseball player.

Wright County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dows and their reported violations in the past:

DOWS WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 553, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
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

35 people in nursing homes in 2000

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

For population 15 years and over in Dows:

Marital status in Dows, IA
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

For population 25 years and over in Dows:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dows, IA (based on Wright County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,79623
Evangelical Protestant2,11517
Catholic1,9723
Other41
None4,342-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Wright County:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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
Wright County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.3%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dows:

47.2%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.7%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dows:

11.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dows:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dows:

33.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

51.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.0%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dows, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,115$13,3800$0
Financial Administration 1$2,870$34,4400$0
Sewerage 0$655 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$852
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,220
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$655 0$0
Totals for Government 2$5,295$31,7704$2,072

Dows government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $276,000 ($539.06)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $198,000 ($386.72)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($105.47)
    General - Other: $47,000 ($91.80)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($91.80)
    Police Protection: $42,000 ($82.03)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($74.22)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($66.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($50.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($29.30)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($27.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($13.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($11.72)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($7.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($13.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,000 ($216.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($5.86)

Dows government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $72,000 ($140.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($42.97)
    Other: $15,000 ($29.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($15.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($11.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $31,000 ($60.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($19.53)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($7.81)
    Rents: $2,000 ($3.91)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($99.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $96,000 ($187.50)
    Highways: $51,000 ($99.61)
  • Tax - Property: $121,000 ($236.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $48,000 ($93.75)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.91)

Dows government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $370,000 ($722.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $316,000 ($617.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,000 ($187.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($82.03)

Dows government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($119.14)

5.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,565 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Franklin County, IA  0.50% ($38,720 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($33,333)
from Webster County, IA  0.44% ($31,591)

Businesses in Dows, IA

  • Arby's: 1

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:

Nov 4, 1978 06:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 318ft / 96.6mTotal length
  • 109,105Total average daily traffic
  • 29,977Total average daily truck traffic
  • 49,305Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dows, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dows, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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:
  • 1060 Cardinal Ave (Lat: 42.696917 Lon: -93.459389), Call Sign: WQUC733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/2014, Expiration Date: 06/04/2024, Certifier: Cory Jacobson, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0AUX, Licensee ID: L00724581, Grant Date: 11/13/2013, Expiration Date: 12/21/2023, Certifier: Linn A Larson, Registrant: Linn A Larson, 1054 Finch Ave, Dows, IA 50071
  • Call Sign: KB0SCH, Licensee ID: L01004759, Grant Date: 09/25/2015, Expiration Date: 04/18/2025, Certifier: Judith K Larson, Registrant: Judith K Larson, 1054 Finch Ave, Dows, IA 50071

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MARK D SLINING GT500 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912S (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 514GM , Serial Number: 0455, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 05/05/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Mark D Slining, 2378 Youngblood Ave, Dows, IA 50071

2004 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2016 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 20 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Dows, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (28.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dows, IA
    • 4840.3%Outside Fires
    • 3428.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3126.1%Structure Fires
    • 65.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dows, IA
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dows, IA
  • 76.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 2.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dows, IA
  • 62.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 13.2%Utility gas


Dows compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Dows on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Poland (population 500+)"
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