Rowan, Iowa

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Rowan is a city in Wright County, Iowa, United States. The population was 218 at the 2000 census.



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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 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 sixty five or over.


Rowan is in the Belmond-Klemme Community School District. Other area schools include the CAL Community School. Belmond-Klemme has an enrollment of about 600 students. CAL (Latimer) has 300 students.

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