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Population in 2012: 346 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.4%
 

Males: 187  (54.3%)
Females: 159  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  51.9 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19946.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,494 (it was $37,031 in 2000)
Bowers:

$40,494
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,683

Bowers town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $248,729 (it was $93,400 in 2000)
Bowers:

$248,729
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $268,898; Detached houses: $298,236; Townhouses or other attached units: $212,223; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,223; Mobile homes: $181,716

Median gross rent in 2012: $833.

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  • White alone - 310 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.0%)
  • Black alone - 6 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowers: 86.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.8%), English (13.6%), Italian (10.8%), Irish (8.5%), Polish (4.7%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,206 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bowers:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowers town:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 31.8%

7 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe).

This town:  3.5%
Delaware:  7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $511 (0.3%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+64.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (7%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Bowers-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 0% 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 significantly below Delaware state average. It is 97% 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 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowers:

  • Delaware State University (about 12 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,113)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 26 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • Cumberland County College (about 33 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)
  • Wilmington University (about 43 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 4,279)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Stanton-Wilmington (about 45 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 3,290)
  • University of Delaware (about 47 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 18,469)
  • Rowan University (about 48 miles; Glassboro, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,650)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.7. This is about average.
City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.59
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00528. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00528
U.S.:

0.05221


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.1%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bowers, DE

Bowers compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bowers travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.11%
Here32.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchJewish
Adherents31.9%26.0%4.8%4.2%3.9%
Congregations3.7%26.6%1.8%4.6%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.9%3.3%2.9%2.5%16.6%
Congregations1.8%2.8%4.6%4.6%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
This county:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Kent County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll


8.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.47%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.21% of residents moved from foreign countries ($838 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.21%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Castle County, DE  1.92% ($46,984 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.19% ($43,981)
from Caroline County, MD  0.16% ($32,667)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,231 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.29%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to New Castle County, DE  1.09% ($41,164 average AGI)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($33,481)
to Caroline County, MD  0.07% ($26,421)

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 drivers: 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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