Bowie, MD 20720 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20720: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bowie, MD 20720

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Prince Georges County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.965, Longitude -76.773
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 176
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,043
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 92
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,951

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Bowie, MD 20720 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,655
Daytime Population: Workers 4,703
Daytime Population: Residents 10,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 23,635
Population in Familes 20,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,020
Population Density2 1,953
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $132,855
Average Household Income $157,706
Per Capita Income $50,392


Total Housing Units 7,947 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,004 (88.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 638 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $416,176
Average Home Value $456,107


Total Households 7,642
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 6,000
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 1.58% 1.16%
Households 1.35% 1.01%
Families 1.31% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Bowie, MD 20720 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20720 to the other 456 ZIP Codes 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 # 107 77th
Population Density # 115 75th
Diversity Index # 93 80th
Median Household Income # 30 94th
Per Capita Income # 76 84th

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