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Bowie, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Bowie had a population of 57,206 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Bowie, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57,206
Daytime Population: Workers 16,814
Daytime Population: Residents 25,768
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 56,589
Population in Familes 47,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 617
Population Density2 3,048
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $107,919
Average Household Income $127,101
Per Capita Income $45,763


Total Housing Units 21,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,976 (79.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,596 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 702 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $337,732
Average Home Value $366,609


Total Households 20,572
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 14,635
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 0.56% 0.56%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.31% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 # 124 76th
Diversity Index # 72 86th
Median Household Income # 82 84th
Per Capita Income # 88 83rd

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