Living in Bowie, MD

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Bowie SnackAbility

9
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
7
Diversity
9.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
3

Bowie, MD Crime Report

897
Total Crimes
1,511.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
-41.16%
Below National Average

Bowie, MD Cost Of Living

133
Bowie's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average

Bowie, Maryland Info Snack

Bowie /bui/ is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland. The population was 54,727 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George's County, and the fifth most populous city and third largest city by area in the U.S. state of Maryland. In 2014 CNN Money ranked Bowie 28th in its Best Places to Live in America list.
Population
58,368
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
3.1%
Median Home
$326,900
Median Income
$112,444
Median Rent
$1,885

Bowie, MD Photos

Source: Public Domain
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Rankings for Bowie in Maryland

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1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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9

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10

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Map Of Bowie, MD

Population over time in Bowie

Year Population % Change
2017 58,368 0.1%
2016 58,290 1.1%
2015 57,633 1.3%
2014 56,885 1.0%
2013 56,335 1.3%
2012 55,585 1.0%
2011 55,059 1.0%
2010 54,523 0.4%
2009 54,314 -
Crime/100k Bowie MD USA
Violent Crime 134.8 468.7 368.9
Murder 1.7 8.1 5.0
Robbery 43.8 160.8 86.2
Aggravated Assault 84.2 267.0 246.8
Property Crime 1376.4 2033.3 2199.5
Burglary 138.1 312.6 376.0
Larceny 1155.7 1519.8 1594.6
Car Theft 82.6 200.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Bowie

White
32.4% (18,918)
African American
51.3% (29,966)
American Indian
0.1% (60)
Asian
5.3% (3,111)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.3% (181)
Two Or More
3.5% (2,049)
Hispanic
7.0% (4,083)
Race Bowie MD USA
White 32.4% 51.4% 61.1%
African American 51.3% 29.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 5.3% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 7.0% 9.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Bowie, Maryland

Less than $10,000
2.1% (119,976)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.0% (60,548)
$15,000 to $24,999
2.6% (152,773)
$25,000 to $34,999
3.6% (212,762)
$35,000 to $49,999
6.5% (378,150)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.4% (721,821)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (815,167)
$100,000 to $149,999
25.4% (1,482,606)
$150,000 to $199,999
16.7% (975,790)
$200,000 or more
15.7% (917,203)
Income Bowie MD USA
Less than $10,000 2.1% 4.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.0% 2.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 2.6% 6.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 3.6% 6.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 6.5% 10.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.4% 16.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 25.4% 18.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 16.7% 10.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 15.7% 11.7% 7.0%

Gender in Bowie

Female
52.7% (30,758)
Male
47.3% (27,609)
Gender Bowie MD USA
Female 52.7% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Bowie for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (1,167)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (1,751)
High School / GED
19.0% (11,089)
Some College
20.0% (11,673)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (3,502)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (15,759)
Master's Degree
18.0% (10,506)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,751)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,167)
Education Bowie MD USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 18.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 3.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Bowie

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

Denise Long Shiflett

I was born and raised in Bowie, md. Very nice place, but surrounded by not so good counties, loved Bowie growing up, now it's just to crowded, wish I could move some where, where it's not all built up, plus crime is going up. But it is nice, just not as nice as it was When I was young. lol.. I love OC! I've been going every year since I was 3, yea it can have some cheesy stuff, but I still love the place to vacation, us poor people can't afford to go anywhere else lol and yes it's nice that it is close lol

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