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Dows is a city in Wright County. (The community straddles Wright and Franklin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for Stephen L. Dows, railroad contractor
The latitude of Dows is 42.656N. The longitude is -93.5W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,152 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 614.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dows demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wright County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50071 ZIP code.
41% of Dows residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dows ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dows was $15,109, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Dows residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dows, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $460.
Libraries in Dows include Dows Community Library ... View libraries
Wright County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dows political report.
The average commute time for Dows workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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