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The City of Bowie had a population of 54,273 as of July 1, 2021. Bowie ranks in the upper quartile for 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowie: Bowie Station, Huntington City, Huntington Station.
|Total Population||54,273 (100%)|
|Population in Households||53,608 (98.8%)|
|Population in Families||45,030 (83.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||665 ( 1.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$115,291|
|Average Household Income||$138,364|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||13%|
|Per Capita Income||$50,183|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||21,082 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||16,919 (80.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,894 (13.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,269 ( 6.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$358,611|
|Average Home Value||$386,085|
|Housing Affordability Index3||170|
|Average Household Size||2.71|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.03%|
|Per Capita Income||1.79%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.02%|
The table below compares Bowie to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 15||97th|
|Population Density||# 139||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 87||83rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 370||71st|
|Per Capita Income||# 117||78th|
|Diversity Index||# 76||86th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.