Bowers, Delaware

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Population in 2013: 349 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.4%
 
Males: 173  (49.8%)
Females: 176  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
Delaware median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 19946.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,337 (it was $37,031 in 2000)
Bowers:

$57,337
DE:

$57,846

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,519 (it was $21,404 in 2000)

Bowers town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $234,742 (it was $93,400 in 2000)
Bowers:

$234,742
DE:

$226,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $864.

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  • Races in Bowers, DE (2010)

    Bowers races chart
    • 31092.5%White alone
    • 103.0%Hispanic
    • 61.8%Black alone
    • 41.2%Asian alone
    • 30.9%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bowers: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.3%), English (13.5%), Italian (9.2%), Irish (7.6%), Polish (6.0%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,217 people per square mile   (low).

Bowers,DE real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bowers:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowers town:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 26.4%

6 residents are foreign born

This town:

2.0%
Delaware:

5.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $866 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $523 (0.3%)

Bowers satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (35.6 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (66.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Magnolia, DE (2.1 miles ), Frederica, DE (2.3 miles ), Dover Base Housing, DE (2.5 miles ), Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (2.5 miles ), Riverview, DE (2.6 miles ), Woodside East, DE (2.8 miles ), Highland Acres, DE (2.8 miles ), Little Creek, DE (2.8 miles) .

Latitude: 39.06 N, Longitude: 75.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Bowers household income distribution Bowers home values distribution

Property values in Bowers, DE

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Delaware:

6.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+64.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Bowers, Delaware

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Tornado activity:

Bowers-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Bowers town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1977, a category F2 tornado 4.4 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowers-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Bowers center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 312.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from Bowers center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 272.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowers topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bowers:

  • CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSN (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; CAMDEN, DE)
  • COURTLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 9 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowers:

  • Delaware State University (about 12 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 13 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 26 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Cumberland County College (about 33 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wilmington University (about 45 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 47 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Atlantic Cape Community College (about 48 miles; Mays Landing, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,392)

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Notable locations in Bowers: Bowers Fire Company Incorporated (A), Bowers Beach Maritime Museum (B), Bowers Beach Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Bowers: Saxton United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Murderkill River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Bowers Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.4. This is about average.

City:

88.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00409. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00409
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.9%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.1% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.0 people
Delaware:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  59.9%
Whole state:  67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Bowers compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Delaware average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Solar energy (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Bowers town (based on Kent County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
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: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Kent County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Delaware average:

5.01%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($984 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Castle County, DE  1.21% ($37,860 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.14% ($35,747)
from Atlantic County, NJ  0.09% ($35,772)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,597 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Delaware average:

4.68%

0.26% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,634 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.26%
Delaware average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to New Castle County, DE  1.01% ($36,003 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.09% ($27,250)
to Cecil County, MD  0.06% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowers:

  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowers:

  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WSNJ-FM (107.7 FM; BRIDGETON, NJ; Owner: COHANZICK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowers:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)

Bowers fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 1995 08:00 PM, Rt18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$93,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2005 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0424.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Bowers on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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