Bowie, MD Profile: Facts & Data

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Bowie, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Bowie had a population of 56,887 as of July 1, 2018. Bowie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowie is located at latitude 38.9571 and longitude -76.7411 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowie (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Bowie (GNIS ID: 2390567) 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 Bowie is located within District 7, Queen Anne, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowie: Bowie Station, Huntington City, Huntington Station.

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Bowie, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,887
Population in Households 56,270
Population in Familes 47,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 617
Population Density2 3,031
Diversity Index3 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $110,353
Average Household Income $131,165
Per Capita Income $47,235

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,788 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,671 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 782 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $340,994
Average Home Value $374,723
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,459
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 14,526
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.43% 0.38%
Households 0.27% 0.26%
Families 0.18% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Bowie, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowie to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 14 97th
Population Density # 125 76th
Diversity Index # 72 86th
Median Household Income # 82 84th
Per Capita Income # 85 84th

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