Bowdle, South Dakota

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 494 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.5%
 
Males: 239  (48.5%)
Females: 255  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57428.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,007 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Bowdle:

$44,007
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,177 (it was $14,756 in 2000)

Bowdle city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,876 (it was $27,000 in 2000)
Bowdle:

$47,876
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,427; Detached houses: $54,402; Mobile homes: $40,946

Median gross rent in 2013: $417.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Bowdle, SD (2010)

    Bowdle races chart
    • 47193.8%White alone
    • 275.4%Hispanic
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Bowdle detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bowdle: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Bowdle, SD collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (59.7%), Irish (7.6%), English (4.6%), Russian (4.6%), Norwegian (4.1%), French (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/19/1911

Elevation: 2004 feet

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 779 people per square mile   (low).

Bowdle, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Bowdle:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowdle city:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
South Dakota:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $899 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $604 (1.3%)

Bowdle satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (108.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (313.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (648.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Java, SD (3.4 miles) , Hosmer, SD (3.5 miles ), Roscoe, SD (3.9 miles ), Hoven, SD (4.0 miles ), Hillsview, SD (4.0 miles) , Tolstoy, SD (4.1 miles) , Lowry, SD (4.3 miles) , Selby, SD (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.45 N, Longitude: 99.66 W

Area code: 605

Bowdle household income distribution Bowdle home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.4%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -16 (-2.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Bowdle: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bowdle, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bowdle, South Dakota average temperatures Bowdle, South Dakota average precipitation Bowdle, South Dakota humidity Bowdle, South Dakota wind speed Bowdle, South Dakota snowfall Bowdle, South Dakota sunshine Bowdle, South Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Bowdle-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/24/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Bowdle city center injured one person.

On 6/20/1968, a category F3 tornado 18.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Bowdle-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 540.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from Bowdle center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 175.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 362.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 318.7 miles away from Bowdle center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edmunds County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowdle topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bowdle:

  • BOWDLE HOSPITAL - CAH (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 8001 W 5TH PO BOX 556)
  • BOWDLE NH (8061 5TH STREET, PO BOX 308)
  • BOWDLE NURSING HOME (8001 W 5TH STREET PO BOX 556)

Airports located in Bowdle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowdle:

  • Northern State University (about 57 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of Mary (about 103 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 110 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 158 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • South Dakota State University (about 162 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 170 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 170 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)

Public high school in Bowdle:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bowdle:

See full list of schools located in Bowdle

Library in Bowdle:

  • REVEREND MARTIN BIEBER PUBLIC LIB (Operating income: $15,034; Location: 1075 3RD AVE N.; 10,869 books; 34 audio materials; 920 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Bowdle: Bowdle Volunteer Fire Department (A), Reverend Martin Bieber Public Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Edmunds County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bowdle and their reported violations in the past:

BOWDLE (Population served: 502, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JAN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported
35 people in nursing homes in 2000

Bowdle compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Bowdle (2011 data):

  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Bowdle Branch at 2 Main Street, branch established on 1932/12/27. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation
  • First State Bank of Roscoe: Bowdle Branch at 5002 South Fourth Avenue, branch established on 1999/12/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $98.1 mil, Deposits: $88.4 mil, headquarters in Roscoe, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Roscoe Community Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
South Dakota average:

10.0

Bowdle travel time to work - commute Bowdle mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowdle city (based on Edmunds County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,5234
Mainline Protestant7105
Evangelical Protestant67911
None1,159-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Edmunds County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Edmunds County:

7.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

20.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Edmunds County:

27.5%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$976
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$33
Hospitals 75$217,649$34,8240$0
Sewerage 1$3,216$38,5921$403
Water Supply 0$0 2$912
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,179
Totals for Government 76$220,865$34,87313$4,503

Bowdle government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $2,586,000 ($5234.82)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,029,000 ($2083.00)
    Water Utilities: $112,000 ($226.72)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($95.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($62.75)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($42.51)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($36.44)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($28.34)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($20.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($18.22)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($16.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($8.10)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($4.05)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.02)
    Transit Utilities: $1,000 ($2.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($80.97)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,113,000 ($4277.33)

Bowdle government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,293,000 ($4641.70)
    All Other: $1,587,000 ($3212.55)
    Sewerage: $62,000 ($125.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($6.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $59,000 ($119.43)
    Rents: $11,000 ($22.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($18.22)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($6.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($180.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($34.41)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($8.10)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $135,000 ($273.28)
    Property: $70,000 ($141.70)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($6.07)
    Other License: $2,000 ($4.05)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,000 ($2.02)

Bowdle government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $901,000 ($1823.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $771,000 ($1560.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,000 ($263.16)

Bowdle government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,244,000 ($2518.22)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brown County, SD  3.19% ($29,787 average AGI)


7.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brown County, SD  3.34% ($35,480 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowdle:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowdle:

  • KQSD-FM (91.9 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMLO (100.7 FM; LOWRY, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOLY-FM (99.5 FM; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Bowdle:

  • KQSD-TV (Channel 11; LOWRY, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Bowdle fatal accident list:

Dec 28, 1995 12:40 AM, 47, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 1981 05:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 1979 07:00 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowdle)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 95 M N Main St Water Tower (Lat: 45.283889 Lon: -99.658889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 60 m, Overall height: 63 m, Call Sign: WPKI566
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2012, Expiration Date: 03/04/2022, Certifier: John W Knight
    Registrant: Western Communications Inc., 3106 Cambell Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, Phone: (605) 342-7885, Fax: (605) 348-6664, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 2 Mi N On Sd Hwy 47 (Lat: 45.481361 Lon: -99.644556), Call Sign: KRW457, Licensee ID: L00002012
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022
    Registrant: Bit/State Radio Communications Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • Hwy 47 2 Mi N (Lat: 45.481361 Lon: -99.644556), Call Sign: KRW456, Licensee ID: L00002012
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.3200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2012, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022
    Registrant: Bit/State Radio Communications Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • 2 Mi N (Lat: 45.481361 Lon: -99.644556), Call Sign: WXR362, Licensee ID: L00002012
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.2400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/25/2003, Expiration Date: 06/15/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2013
    Registrant: Bit/State Radio Communications Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • 2 Mi N On Sd Hwy 47 (Lat: 45.481361 Lon: -99.644556), Call Sign: KEC535
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, 155.385 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2011, Expiration Date: 01/14/2022
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BOWDLE, 1.5 Mi N Of (Lat: 45.475528 Lon: -99.647889), Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: KAU57, Licensee ID: L00008317
    Assigned Frequencies: 3730.00 MHz, 3790.00 MHz, 4050.00 MHz, 4110.00 MHz, 3810.00 MHz, 4130.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 10/05/1999
    Registrant: U S West Communications Inc, 700 West Mineral Ave Rm Co G1.24, Littleton, CO 80120
  • STATION, 2 Mi N Of (Lat: 45.481361 Lon: -99.644556), Overall height: 100.6 m, Call Sign: WDK49
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/1995, Expiration Date: 11/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (605) 773-4635

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1715J , Serial Number: 28-24127, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1968
    Registrant (Partnership): Lyle E Huber, 32517 133rd St, Bowdle, SD 57428, Other Owners: Weylin L Huber

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Bowdle, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1982.4 years
Jacob1481.2 years
William1378.9 years
Emma983.7 years
Albert883.5 years
Fred882.9 years
Henry878.0 years
Arthur781.0 years
Mary786.0 years
Marie782.1 years
Most common last names in Bowdle, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Buechler1879.9 years
Gross1285.4 years
Schmierer1177.1 years
Bieber1181.1 years
Huber1082.2 years
Dewald974.1 years
Thomas976.9 years
Eisenbeisz883.8 years
Schumacher778.6 years
Heilman779.5 years

Businesses in Bowdle, SD

  • Ford: 1
  • Lane Furniture: 1

Bowdle on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #89 (57428) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries"
Cost of Living Calculator