Bowie, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 2,461.
Males: 1,245  (50.6%)
Females: 1,216  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 85632

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,262 (it was $23,205 in 2000)
Bowie:

$31,262
AZ:

$47,826
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,326 (it was $13,014 in 2000)

Bowie CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,894 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Bowie:

$97,894
AZ:

$151,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $136,859; Detached houses: $165,957; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,501; In 2-unit structures: $157,884; Mobile homes: $98,459; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $69,389
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  • White alone - 1,634 (71.9%)
  • Hispanic - 572 (25.2%)
  • Two or more races - 40 (1.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.09%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowie: 147.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Elevation: 3763 feet

Land area: 1322.6 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Bowie, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Bowie:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowie CCD:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%



According to our research of Arizona and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bowie, Arizona as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bowie to the number of sex offenders is 2,461 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bowie CCD:  0.6% ($328)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Bowie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Catalina Foothills, AZ (82.6 miles , pop. 53,794).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tucson, AZ (84.2 miles , pop. 486,699).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (178.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: San Simon, AZ (4.1 miles) , Sunizona, AZ (4.6 miles ), Willcox, AZ (4.7 miles ), Dragoon, AZ (5.8 miles ), Elfrida, AZ (5.8 miles ), Rodeo, NM (5.9 miles) , Cotton City, NM (6.0 miles ), McNeal, AZ (6.3 miles ).

Latitude: 32.15 N, Longitude: 109.48 W

Area code: 520

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

8.9%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Gasoline stations (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Gasoline stations (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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

Average climate in Bowie, Arizona

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Earthquake activity:

Bowie-area historical earthquake activity is below Arizona state average. It is 242% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 431.6 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 369.2 miles away from Bowie center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 368.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 433.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/15/1979 at 23:16:54, a magnitude 7.0 (5.7 MB, 6.9 MS, 7.0 ML, 6.4 MW) earthquake occurred 362.1 miles away from Bowie center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 317.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cochise County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowie:

  • Eastern Arizona College (about 51 miles; Thatcher, AZ; Full-time enrollment: 3,810)
  • Cochise College (about 56 miles; Douglas, AZ; FT enrollment: 8,597)
  • Western New Mexico University (about 83 miles; Silver City, NM; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Pima Community College (about 83 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 18,794)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Tucson (about 85 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • University of Arizona (about 87 miles; Tucson, AZ; FT enrollment: 36,324)
  • Central Arizona College (about 139 miles; Coolidge, AZ; FT enrollment: 4,893)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

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Notable locations in Bowie: Bowie Substation (A), Jimmie Libhart Library (B), Bowie Railroad Station (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Desert Rest Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cochise County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 44.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.6
U.S.:

32.0

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

BOWIE WID (Population served: 376, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  56.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

23.4%
Whole state:

13.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

6.2%
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Bowie compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bowie CCD (based on Cochise County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.77%
Here: 40.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents53.8%12.5%10.9%4.6%3.1%
Congregations11.4%12.8%10.7%11.4%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents1.5%1.3%1.3%1.1%10.0%
Congregations2.7%6.0%1.3%3.4%33.6%
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: 16
Cochise County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Cochise County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Cochise County:

4.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 100
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Cochise County:

22.4%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

14.2%

9.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,290 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.73%

0.47% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,431 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.47%
Arizona average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pima County, AZ  1.20% ($30,798 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.68% ($33,010)
from Bell County, TX  0.17% ($47,615)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.52% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,436 average AGI)
Cochise County:

0.52%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pima County, AZ  1.63% ($34,200 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.70% ($32,552)
to El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($49,711)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowie:

  • KHIL (1250 AM; 5 kW; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KFLT (830 AM; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FAMILY LIFE B/CING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • KUAZ (1550 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KTKT (990 AM; 10 kW; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORP.)
  • KMIK (1580 AM; 50 kW; TEMPE, AZ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KQTL (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAHUARITA, AZ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF TUCSON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KPXQ (1360 AM; 50 kW; GLENDALE, AZ; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEVT (1030 AM; 10 kW; CORTARO, AZ; Owner: ONE MART CORP.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KAPR (930 AM; 3 kW; DOUGLAS, AZ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowie:

  • KWCX-FM (104.9 FM; WILLCOX, AZ; Owner: LAKESHORE MEDIA, LLC)
  • KXKQ (94.1 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: MCMURRAY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K208BT (89.5 FM; SAFFORD, AZ; Owner: AZ BD OF REGENTS/UNIV. OF ARIZONA)
  • KGMG (106.3 FM; ORACLE, AZ; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K255AC (98.9 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUN. COLLEGE DIST)
  • K204CE (88.7 FM; CLIFTON, AZ; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KZLZ-FM2 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K263AA (100.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJIK (100.7 FM; DUNCAN, AZ; Owner: WILLIAM S. KONOPNICKI)
  • KFMM (99.1 FM; THATCHER, AZ; Owner: WICK COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KUAT-FM (90.5 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • K292CM (106.3 FM; SUMMERHAVEN, AZ; Owner: ARIZONA LOTUS CORPORATION)
  • KZLZ-FM1 (105.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRMB (90.1 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWCD (92.3 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KWRB (90.9 FM; BISBEE, AZ; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCDQ (95.3 FM; DOUGLAS, AZ; Owner: COCHISE BROADCASTING, LLC (A WYOMING LLC))
  • KPSA-FM (97.9 FM; LORDSBURG, NM; Owner: RUNNELS BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LLC, DEBTOR IN POSSESSION)
  • KXCI (91.3 FM; TUCSON, AZ; Owner: FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWNM (105.5 FM; HURLEY, NM; Owner: BBC RADIO)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bowie)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • MP 1110.9, Mp 1110.9 (Lat: 32.281528 Lon: -109.280000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: KNIZ617
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.230 MHz, 161.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2004, Expiration Date: 04/26/2014, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • 9.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 32.217306 Lon: -109.586167), Type: Building, Structure height: 43 m, Overall height: 49 m, Call Sign: KOC499
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7400 MHz, 48.8000 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2004, Expiration Date: 04/20/2014, Certifier: Mern Williams
    Registrant: El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C., Bloomfield, NM 87413, Phone: (505) 632-6574, Fax: (505) 632-6514, Email:
  • MP 1098.3, Mp 1098.3 (Lat: 32.328806 Lon: -109.487500), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQQC399
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 160.230 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/2012, Expiration Date: 10/23/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE5MF, Previous Call Sign: KA5HLX
    Grant Date: 12/28/1993, Expiration Date: 12/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2005
    Registrant: David S Cole, Bowie, AZ 85605
  • Call Sign: AE7VF, Licensee ID: L01716336
    Grant Date: 06/12/2012, Expiration Date: 06/12/2022, Certifier: Neil W Hartman
    Registrant: Neil W Hartman, Bowie, AZ 85605

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 0-58B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33323 , Serial Number: 12243, Year manufactured: 1943, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas W Iii Cooke, Box 325, Bowie, AZ 85605
  • Aircraft: STUTESMAN CHARLES LEE RV6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4024K , Serial Number: 25898, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 07/19/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Stutesman, Po Box 562, Bowie, AZ 85605
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 731BD , Serial Number: 18802760T, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/22/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Stutesman, Po Box 562, Bowie, AZ 85605

Bowie on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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