Rowan, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 156 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 85  (54.6%)
Females: 71  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  56.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50470.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,076 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Rowan:

$44,076
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,098 (it was $13,077 in 2000)

Rowan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,206 (it was $24,800 in 2000)
Rowan:

$44,206
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $481.

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  • Races in Rowan, IA (2010)

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    • 14390.5%White alone
    • 159.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rowan: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.2%), English (14.5%), Irish (10.3%), United States (4.2%), Welsh (4.2%), Swedish (3.6%).

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).

Rowan,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Rowan:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rowan city:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 17.4%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Rowan, Iowa as of September 01, 2015.
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 2013: $346 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $844 (1.6%)

Rowan satellite photo by USGS

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

Rowan household income distribution Rowan home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+15.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Other services, except public administration (38%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (33%)
  • Community and social service occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Rowan: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rowan, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rowan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 113% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Rowan-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 237.2 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 419.9 miles away from Rowan center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 311.1 miles away from the city 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 401.8 miles away from the city 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 271.4 miles away from Rowan 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 254.5 miles away from the city 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rowan topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CLARION, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rowan:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 36 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 38 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 50 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 58 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 66 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Riverland Community College (about 71 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 72 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/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.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.8%
(14.8% 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

Rowan compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Rowan travel time to work - commute Rowan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
State:

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

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Wright County:

26.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$635
Water Supply 0$0 1$312
Local Libraries 0$0 3$1,363
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$117
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,427

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)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($29,895 average AGI)
from Webster County, IA  0.36% ($31,611)
from Polk County, IA  0.34% ($42,235)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($33,759 average AGI)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.48% ($24,667)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.38% ($35,158)

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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