Dows is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 519 people and just one neighborhood, Dows is the 357th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Dows was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Dows is a blue-collar town, with 44.66% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Dows is a city of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dows who work in farm management occupations (22.82%), office and administrative support (15.53%) and healthcare (8.74%).
Another important characteristic of Dows is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Dows’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dows is worth considering.
Dows is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.