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Bowie, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Bowie had a population of 56,261 as of July 1, 2019. 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 38.9428 and longitude -76.7303 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowie 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Bowie, MD Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Bowie, MD Wealth Index is 195
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 56,261
Population in Households 55,595
Population in Familes 46,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 666
Population Density 2,935
Diversity Index1 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $114,025
Average Household Income $139,761
Per Capita Income $49,875
Wealth Index3 195

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 21,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,751 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,479 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 949 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $324,798
Housing Affordability Index2 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 20,230
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 14,352
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.21% 0.2%
Households 0.09% 0.09%
Families -0.01% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2019 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 # 128 75th
Diversity Index # 73 86th
Median Household Income # 79 85th
Per Capita Income # 94 82nd

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