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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Dow City is a town in Iowa with a population of 506. Dow City is in Crawford County. Living in Dow City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Dow City there are a lot of bars. Many families and retirees live in Dow City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dow City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$60,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$525
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    45%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Dow City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,594
National
$55,322
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