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Gower, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Gower had a population of 1,501 as of July 1, 2018. Gower ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gower is located at latitude 39.613 and longitude -94.5947 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gower (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 945 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Gower are located in Clinton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Buchanan County.

The City of Gower (GNIS ID: 2394938) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gower is located within Township of Atchison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gower population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Gower, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,501
Population in Households 1,435
Population in Familes 1,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,516
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $60,554
Average Household Income $73,689
Per Capita Income $28,266


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $146,169
Average Home Value $176,711


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 400
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% 0.03%
Households -0.13% 0.11%
Families -0.24% 0.05%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Gower, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gower to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 307 70th
Population Density # 165 84th
Diversity Index # 960 7th
Median Household Income # 172 83rd
Per Capita Income # 226 78th

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