Rowan, Iowa

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Rowan, Iowa
Location of Rowan, Iowa
Location of Rowan, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°44′25″N 93°33′4″W / 42.74028°N 93.55111°W / 42.74028; -93.55111Coordinates: 42°44′25″N 93°33′4″W / 42.74028°N 93.55111°W / 42.74028; -93.55111
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyWright
Area
 • Total0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 • Total158
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
150
 • Density306.75/sq mi (118.43/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50470
Area code(s)641
FIPS code19-69015
GNIS feature ID0460836
Websitewww.rowaniowa.info

Rowan is a city in Wright County, Iowa, United States. The population was 158 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Rowan is located at 42°44′25″N 93°33′4″W / 42.74028°N 93.55111°W / 42.74028; -93.55111 (42.740145, -93.551047).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1910256—    
1920302+18.0%
1930330+9.3%
1940316−4.2%
1950304−3.8%
1960273−10.2%
1970231−15.4%
1980259+12.1%
1990189−27.0%
2000218+15.3%
2010158−27.5%
2019150−5.1%
Source:"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-03-29. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 158 people, 67 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 322.4 inhabitants per square mile (124.5/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 193.9 per square mile (74.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.5% of the population.

There were 67 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 22.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.3% male and 43.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 218 people, 93 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 387.4 people per square mile (150.3/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 183.1 per square mile (71.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.20% White, 3.21% Native American, 3.67% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.88% of the population.

There were 93 households, out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.14.

Age spread: 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $34,531. Males had a median income of $26,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,077. About 5.1% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 12.3% of those 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Rowan, located right along Highway 3 in the eastern portion of Wright County, has a lot to offer for a town of 155 people. The Iowa River Players Community Theatre, located in the renovated former school gymnasium, presents 3–4 performances per year and brings people from Belmond, Clarion, Dows, Latimer, Hampton, and other area communities. The new Rowan Community Building on Main Street houses the Rowan Public Library, City Hall, and a Community Center. Rowan's main street also features a playground, fire station, custom wood framing shop, machine and welding business, and a historical museum. NEW Cooperative has a grain elevator in town and a new elevator just east of town, with a feed mill currently under construction. Rowan has one church in town, the United Church of Rowan, which is a yoked church that belongs to both the United Church of Christ Congregational and the United Methodist Church. There is also a church 4 miles west of Rowan at the Highway 3/69 Junction—the Immanuel Missouri-Synod Lutheran Church. Rowan is a small community that offers affordable housing and is a 12-mile commute to either Belmond or Clarion and Interstate 35 is a short 7-mile drive east.

Education[edit]

Belmond–Klemme Community School District serves the community.[8]

Rowan Consolidated School District consolidated with Belmond in 1962.[citation needed] Belmond–Klemme formed on July 1, 1994, with the merger of the Belmond and Klemme districts.[9]

Today, the Belmond–Klemme School District has a K–12 enrollment of about 700 students.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-05-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Belmond-Klemme" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved 2020-03-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "REORGANIZATION & DISSOLUTION ACTIONS SINCE 1965-66" (PDF). Iowa Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2020-03-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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