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Population in 2012: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 79  (50.7%)
Females: 77  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50470.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,603 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Rowan:

$43,603
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,038

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,774 (it was $24,800 in 2000)
Rowan:

$48,774
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $49,947; Detached houses: $51,013; Mobile homes: $8,927
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  • White alone - 143 (90.5%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (9.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rowan: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.2%), Irish (14.6%), English (9.0%), Welsh (5.6%), Norwegian (4.2%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/21/1901

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 0.56 square miles.

Population density: 277 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Rowan:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rowan city:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

8 residents are foreign born (4.4% Latin America).

This city:  4.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rowan, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rowan to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (49.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (154.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Galt, IA (2.1 miles) , Alexander, IA (2.4 miles) , Dows, IA (2.5 miles ), Belmond, IA (2.8 miles ), Clarion, IA (3.0 miles ), Coulter, IA (3.0 miles ), Latimer, IA (3.1 miles ), Popejoy, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 93.55 W

Area code: 641

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+15.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (9%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)

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Tornado activity:

Rowan-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 216% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the Rowan 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 22.0 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Rowan:

  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BELMOND, IA)

Political contributions by individuals in Rowan, IA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rowan:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 38 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Iowa State University (about 50 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 58 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 66 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 69 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 79 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Buena Vista University (about 85 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)

Library in Rowan:

  • ROWAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,184; Location: 101 MAIN ST; 7,441 books; 186 audio materials; 673 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Rowan: Rowan Fire Department (A), Rowan Public Library (B), Rowan City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rowan: United Church of Rowan (A). Display/hide its location 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)

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 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.3%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rowan, IA

Rowan compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rowan travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rowan 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 0$0 7$577
Water Supply 0$0 1$312
Local Libraries 0$0 2$623
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$97
Totals for Government 0$0 11$1,609

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

  • Current Operations - Libraries: $28,000 ($179.49)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($134.62)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($64.10)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($64.10)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($57.69)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($32.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($32.05)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($19.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($19.23)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($12.82)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($12.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $2,000 ($12.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($147.44)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($38.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($102.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($57.69)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($25.64)
    Rents: $2,000 ($12.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($89.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($108.97)
    General Support: $4,000 ($25.64)
  • Tax - Property: $25,000 ($160.26)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($57.69)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($12.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $153,000 ($980.77)

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 Rowan:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, 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.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rowan:

  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rowan:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • 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)

Rowan fatal accident list:

Jul 28, 1984 03:25 AM, Hwy 3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1966 Youngblood Ave (Lat: 42.764722 Lon: -93.518056), Call Sign: WPYI264
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/14/2003, Expiration Date: 08/14/2013, Certifier: Gary Nielsen
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Rowan90, Lat: 42.740833 Lon: -93.553917, Type: Silo, Structure height: 30 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:
  • Rowan270, Lat: 42.740833 Lon: -93.553917, Type: Silo, Structure height: 30 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N0JAK, Previous Call Sign: N5GIB
    Grant Date: 03/15/1988, Expiration Date: 03/15/1998, Cancellation Date: 03/16/2000
    Registrant: Paul M Ketchum, 124 Main, Rowan, IA 50470
  • Call Sign: WA0HEY
    Grant Date: 11/01/1996, Expiration Date: 11/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2008
    Registrant: Darwin A Hansen, 134 E Main St, Rowan, IA 50470
  • Call Sign: WD0AKG, Licensee ID: L00791015
    Grant Date: 01/02/2004, Expiration Date: 03/29/2014, Certifier: Ruby M Osier
    Registrant: Ruby M Osier, 3251 220th St, Rowan, IA 50470
  • Call Sign: WD0AKH, Licensee ID: L01401963
    Grant Date: 05/21/2008, Expiration Date: 08/18/2018, Certifier: Paul E Osier
    Registrant: Paul E Osier, 3251 220 St, Rowan, IA 50470-7509



Most common first names in Rowan, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Elmer474.5 years
Florence380.7 years
Fred383.0 years
Earl380.0 years
Charles388.7 years
Herbert378.0 years
Ethel395.6 years
Jessie382.0 years
John379.0 years
Kenneth379.0 years
Most common last names in Rowan, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey982.4 years
Burt673.0 years
Hansen472.7 years
Martin479.0 years
Aldrich462.8 years
Smith475.0 years
Box384.1 years
Gordon383.0 years
Mcalpine380.7 years
Whitten383.6 years
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