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Gowrie, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Gowrie, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°16′47″N 94°17′29″W / 42.27972°N 94.29139°W / 42.27972; -94.29139Coordinates: 42°16′47″N 94°17′29″W / 42.27972°N 94.29139°W / 42.27972; -94.29139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Webster
 - Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,038
 - Density 709.4/sq mi (273.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50543
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-31710
GNIS feature ID 0456991

Gowrie is a city in Webster County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,038 at the 2000 census.


Gowrie is located at 42°16′47″N 94°17′29″W / 42.279715°N 94.291520°W / 42.279715; -94.291520 (42.279715, -94.291520).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 429 households, and 277 families residing in the city. The population density was 709.4 people per square mile (274.5/km2). There were 468 housing units at an average density of 319.8/sq mi (123.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.36% White, 0.19% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 429 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,136, and the median income for a family was $44,342. Males had a median income of $30,398 versus $20,278 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,348. About 4.0% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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