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Gowrie is a city in Webster County, in the Fort Dodge metro area.

The community was named after town in Scotland

The latitude of Gowrie is 42.280N. The longitude is -94.29W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,073.


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Median household income
Local
$36,136
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gowrie demographic reports
Historic sites and museums: Gowrie Depot Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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30% of Gowrie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gowrie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gowrie was $17,348, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Gowrie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gowrie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.


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Libraries in Gowrie include Gowrie Public Library ... View libraries

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Webster County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gowrie political report.

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The average commute time for Gowrie workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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