Bowie, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 58,859 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.1%
 
Males: 27,918  (47.4%)
Females: 30,941  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 20708, 20715, 20716, 20720, 20721, 20774.

Bowie Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $112,883 (it was $76,778 in 2000)
Bowie:

$112,883
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,247 (it was $30,703 in 2000)

Bowie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $329,107 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Bowie:

$329,107
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $344,533; detached houses: $353,881; townhouses or other attached units: $314,954; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,429; mobile homes: $119,768

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,920.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bowie: 164.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.3%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.3% for Black residents, 3.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for other race residents, 1.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bowie, MD (2017)
    • 29,18849.8%Black alone
    • 18,63231.8%White alone
    • 4,1457.1%Hispanic
    • 2,7724.7%Asian alone
    • 1,9423.3%Two or more races
    • 2640.5%Other race alone
    • 680.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Bowie, Maryland as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bowie is 1,121 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Bowie by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.1)
1
(1.7)
4
(6.8)
1
(1.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(3.8)
4
(7.6)
2
(3.7)
2
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
6
(10.6)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.1)
4
(6.8)
3
(5.1)
3
(5.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
64
(120.1)
65
(123.6)
57
(105.9)
45
(81.5)
38
(68.1)
28
(49.6)
31
(54.2)
19
(32.6)
25
(42.6)
35
(59.4)
26
(43.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
37
(69.4)
55
(104.6)
46
(85.4)
32
(57.9)
40
(71.7)
27
(47.8)
43
(75.2)
41
(70.3)
25
(42.6)
39
(66.2)
50
(84.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
258
(484.0)
254
(483.1)
212
(393.8)
185
(334.9)
175
(313.8)
155
(274.4)
135
(236.1)
140
(240.1)
120
(204.7)
76
(129.1)
82
(138.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
611
(1,146)
742
(1,411)
715
(1,328)
589
(1,066)
678
(1,216)
661
(1,170)
643
(1,124)
500
(857.6)
575
(980.7)
606
(1,029)
686
(1,156)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
119
(223.2)
106
(201.6)
117
(217.3)
60
(108.6)
53
(95.0)
66
(116.8)
67
(117.2)
46
(78.9)
61
(104.0)
77
(130.8)
49
(82.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(7.5)
3
(5.7)
2
(3.7)
1
(1.8)
5
(9.0)
4
(7.1)
2
(3.5)
1
(1.7)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)150.5170.5153.6113.7116.6108.3107.195.792.1109.499.9

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Crime rate in Bowie detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 79 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Maryland average:

2.68
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Bowie, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: American (3.9%), Irish (3.8%), German (3.3%), African (3.2%), Nigerian (3.0%), English (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 152 feet

Land area: 16.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,655 people per square mile   (average).

Bowie, Maryland map

8,353 residents are foreign born (5.1% Africa, 4.1% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

This city:

14.3%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,442 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,815 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (14.9 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (111.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Woodmore, MD (1.7 miles ),
Glenn Dale, MD (1.9 miles ),
Mitchellville, MD (2.0 miles ),
Crofton, MD (2.1 miles ),
Seabrook, MD (2.3 miles ),
Kettering, MD (2.4 miles ),
Lanham-Seabrook, MD (2.4 miles ),
Springdale, MD (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 38.96 N, Longitude: 76.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -13,537 (-23.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,608 (14.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Bowie, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bowie, MD in 2017

Property values in Bowie, MD

Bowie satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Maryland:

3.9%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Bowie, MD
Historical housing units in Bowie, MD

Population change in the 1990s: +12,289 (+32.4%).
Most common industries in Bowie, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.6%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (18.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.5%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (16.5%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bowie, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Computer specialists (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
  • Registered nurses (2.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.9%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Engineers (3.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (2.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (2.8%)

Average climate in Bowie, Maryland

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Bowie, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.6. This is worse than average.

City:

90.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.484. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.484
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.09. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.09
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Bowie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 10% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Bowie city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowie-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% 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 101.7 miles away from Bowie 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 114.2 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 260.2 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 102.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 295.8 miles away from Bowie center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 366.8 miles away from Bowie 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 Prince George's County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bowie:

  • LARKIN CHASE (15005 HEALTH CENTER DRIVE)
  • RENAL CARE OF BOWIE, LLC (4861 TELSA DR STE H)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Bowie:

  • HOLY CROSS DIALYSIS CENTER - WOODMORE (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, MD)
  • VILLA ROSA NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, MD)
  • CROFTON CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CROFTON, MD)
  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; LANHAM, MD)
  • COLLINGTON EPISCOPAL LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, MD)
  • KIDNEY CARE OF LARGO (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LARGO, MD)
  • RENAL CARE OF LANHAM (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LANHAM, MD)

Amtrak stations near Bowie:

  • 7 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Bowie:

  • Bowie State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,517; Location: 14000 Jericho Park Rd; Public; Website: www.bowiestate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bowie:

  • Prince George's Community College (about 7 miles; Largo, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,537)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 11 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 12 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)
  • Strayer University-Maryland (about 14 miles; Suitland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,748)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 14 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • Catholic University of America (about 14 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 15 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Public high schools in Bowie:

Private high school in Bowie:

  • BELAIR BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 38, Location: 2801 BELAIR DR, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 680, Location: 14710 ANNAPOLIS RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • BOWIE MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 161, Location: 5004 RANDONSTONE LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 120, Location: 16010 ANNAPOLIS RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 13701 ANNAPOLIS RD, Grades: PK-3)
  • PATUXENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 48, Location: 14210 OLD STAGE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • GREATER MT NEBO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 26, Location: 1001 OLD MITCHELLVILLE RD, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Bowie

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bowie: Bowie Town Center (A), City of Bowie Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Bowie Gateway Center (C), Fox Hill Recreation Center (D), Bowie Golf and Coutry Club (E), University of Maryland Science and Technology Center (F), Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire Department Capital Heights Volunteer Fire Department (G), Prince Georges County Fire / EMS Company 843 Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Pointer (H), Bowie Library (I), Larkin Chase Nursing and Restorative Center (J), Bowie Fire Station Company 43 (K), Bowie Branch Prince George's County Memorial Library (L), Bowie City Hall (M), Prince Georges County Fire / EMS Company 839 Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Belair (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Free State Mall Shopping Center (1), Collington Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hill Top Plaza Shopping Center (3), The Market Place Shopping Center (4), Pointer Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bowie include: Belair Baptist Church (A), Belair Church of Christ (B), Church of the Redeemer (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), Saint Matthews United Methodist Church (F), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), All Saints Lutheran Church (H), Temple Soloh (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Foxhill Recreation Center (1), Holy Trinity Cemetery (2), Ascension Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Woodward Pond (A), Allen Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bowie include: Allen Pond Park (1), White Marsh Park (2), Somerset Park (3), Collington Branch Park (4), Pointer Ridge Recreation Area (5), Heather Hills Park (6), Huntington South Recreation Area (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: City of Bowie Radio-Television Museum (2608 Mitchellville Road) (1), Huntington Railroad Museum (8614 Chestnut Avenue) (2), Bowie Government - Museums (12207 Tulip Grove Drive) (3), Amf Bowie Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 15514 Annapolis Road) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Dorsey Best Western (6755 Dorsey Road) (1), Alpha Bed & Breakfast (15402 Mount Oak Road) (2), Comfort Inn (US301 & 50 At Md 3) (3), Mariott Town Place Suites (3700 Town Center Blvd) (4), Hampton Inn Bowie (15202 Major Lansdale Boulevard) (5), Comfort Inn Conference Center (4500 Crain Highway) (6), TownePlace Suites Bowie Town Center (3700 Town Center Boulevard) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Chris Wright (basketball, born 1989) - Professional basketball player, Justin Ross - Politician, Michael-Leon Wooley - Actor, Paige Moss - Actor, Scott Buete - Soccer player, Marianne Curan - Game show host, Aaron O'Reggio - College basketball player (Morgan State Golden Bears), Brad Schumacher - Swimmer, Caitlin Mowrey - Actress, Kevin Teel - College football player (Hampton Pirates).

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

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

GREATER MT. NEBO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Address: 1001 OLD MITCHELLVILLE ROAD , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 13 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bowie that have no violations reported:

  • CITY OF BOWIE (Address: 2912 BRADFORD LANE , Population served: 25,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Bowie in 2010:

  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Bowie in 2000:

  • 327 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 47 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with most branches in Bowie (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bowie Excalibur Branch, Market Place Branch, Fairwood Green Branch, Collington Plaza @ Giant Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Bowie Town Center Safeway Branch, West Bowie Branch, Fairwood Green Safeway Branch, Bowie Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Bowie Branch, Shoppes At Highbridge Branch, Vista Gardens/Lanham Branch, Collington Plaza Branch. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Whitehall Branch, Bowie Town Center Branch, Hilltop Plaza Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Bowie Town Center Branch at 4323 Collington Road, branch established on 2006/03/20; Bowie Branch at 15480 Annapolis Road, #200, branch established on 1970/12/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Lanham Shoppers Branch at 10501 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, branch established on 2006/06/25; Bowie Branch at 6990 Laurel Bowie Road, branch established on 2009/05/11. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Bowie Heritage Branch at 16410 Heritage Boulevard, branch established on 1989/03/27; Bowie Branch at 6901 Laurel Bowie Rd, branch established on 1903/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Old Line Bank: at 1525 Pointer Ridge Place, branch established on 1989/09/28. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $803.6 mil, Deposits: $691.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Old Line Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Washington Savings Bank, FSB: The Washington Savings Bank, Fsb at 4201 Mitchellville Road, Suite 200, branch established on 1982/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $384.0 mil, Deposits: $247.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Bowie:

Marital status in Bowie, MD
  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bowie:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bowie
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Bowie (Bowie, Maryland Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Bowie, MD (based on Prince George's County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant179,374430
Catholic83,95935
Mainline Protestant51,153156
Black Protestant48,98466
Other28,74357
Orthodox1,2186
None469,989-
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: 140
Prince George's County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Prince George's County:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 132
Prince George's County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Prince George's County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 267
Here:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.7%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Prince George's County:

16.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bowie:

51.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bowie:

50.0%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Bowie:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bowie:

11.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bowie:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bowie:

36.0%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Bowie:

58.2%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Bowie:

81.5%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowie, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 63$293,424$55,89010$24,300
Police Protection - Officers 59$369,146$75,0810$0
Solid Waste Management 53$195,420$44,2460$0
Parks and Recreation 27$126,110$56,04957$54,374
Streets and Highways 26$113,081$52,1910$0
Financial Administration 25$136,996$65,7582$4,395
Other Government Administration 18$138,944$92,62911$20,763
Police - Other 16$61,838$46,3790$0
Sewerage 16$78,957$59,2181$3,111
Health 8$49,678$74,5172$6,072
Water Supply 8$42,373$63,5600$0
Natural Resources 6$26,140$52,2800$0
Welfare 0$0 12$15,927
Totals for Government 325$1,632,107$60,26295$128,942

Bowie government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,068,000 ($171.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,492,000 ($127.29)
    Regular Highways: $6,034,000 ($102.52)
    General - Other: $5,903,000 ($100.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,714,000 ($97.08)
    Sewerage: $3,220,000 ($54.71)
    Central Staff Services: $2,673,000 ($45.41)
    Financial Administration: $2,642,000 ($44.89)
    Water Utilities: $2,184,000 ($37.11)
    General Public Buildings: $887,000 ($15.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $748,000 ($12.71)
    Health - Other: $269,000 ($4.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000 ($2.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $113,000 ($1.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $577,000 ($9.80)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,682,000 ($504.29)

Bowie government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,308,000 ($56.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,224,000 ($20.80)
    Other: $281,000 ($4.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $336,000 ($5.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($0.46)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $233,000 ($3.96)
    General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $911,000 ($15.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $745,000 ($12.66)
    Rents: $165,000 ($2.80)
    Donations From Private Sources: $153,000 ($2.60)
    Interest Earnings: $136,000 ($2.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,648,000 ($44.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,338,000 ($39.72)
    Highways: $533,000 ($9.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $160,000 ($2.72)
  • Tax - Property: $27,040,000 ($459.40)
    Individual Income: $9,201,000 ($156.32)
    Public Utility License: $1,942,000 ($32.99)
    Amusements Sales: $479,000 ($8.14)
    Other Selective Sales: $379,000 ($6.44)
    Other License: $118,000 ($2.00)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $68,000 ($1.16)

Bowie government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,436,000 ($245.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,144,000 ($240.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,280,000 ($123.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,988,000 ($118.72)

Bowie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,515,000 ($331.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,428,000 ($703.85)

6.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($530 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.07%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from District of Columbia, DC  1.27% ($43,734 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.13% ($45,435)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.41% ($53,612)


7.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($427 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.06%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, MD  1.15% ($45,199 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.97% ($36,643)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.66% ($61,705)
Businesses in Bowie, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Macy's1
ALDI1Marriott1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's2
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse2
Ann Taylor1Motherhood Maternity1
Applebee's1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike10
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1On The Border1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
CVS3Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Panda Express1
Chick-Fil-A2Panera Bread2
Chipotle2Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Comfort Inn1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Deb1Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos2
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dressbarn1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
Famous Footwear1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx10Safeway3
Foot Locker1Sears2
GNC2Sprint Nextel2
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks6
Giant2Subway7
H&R Block2T-Mobile2
Havertys Furniture1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target2
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul1
Johnny Rockets1UPS14
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless3
KFC1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Vons3
Lane Bryant1Walmart1
LensCrafters1Wendy's1
Lowe's1Wet Seal1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowie:

  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WNAV (1430 AM; 5 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: SAJAK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WILC (900 AM; 2 kW; LAUREL, MD; Owner: ILC CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowie:

  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowie:

  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Bowie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 338ft / 103mTotal length
  • $4,011,000Total costs
  • 1,069,509Total average daily traffic
  • 81,911Total average daily truck traffic
  • 795,413Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bowie, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61980-1989
  • 251990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bowie, MD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowie)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Bowie, MD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 299 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bowie)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bowie)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED327$283,77678$255,0661,008$242,87054$90,85334$203,045
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$287,0044$314,780111$260,83712$44,7672$169,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED49$288,86021$328,186439$286,03248$84,30319$207,072
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN59$275,22515$273,695309$274,69213$136,89412$203,357
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$339,9647$281,96996$279,8793$172,3737$222,567
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Bowie, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$245,54222$274,6220$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$325,99418$365,7711$314,160
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$342,3203$259,1700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$209,0252$355,2200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$400,5550$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bowie, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bowie, MD - Value

2008 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2008 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of reported fires - 184 took place in 2010, and the least - 4 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Bowie, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (20.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bowie, MD
    • 50943.1%Structure Fires
    • 24120.4%Outside Fires
    • 21818.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21218.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowie, MD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Maryland:

  • Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, Maryland 20718 , Phone: (301) 464-0089, Fax: (301) 805-5563
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Bowie Town Center, 3700 Town Center Blvd, Bowie, Maryland 20716 , Phone: (301) 262-8045, Fax: (301) 262-8046
  • Hampton Inn Bowie, 15202 Major Lansdale Blvd, Bowie, Maryland 20716 , Phone: (301) 809-1800, Fax: (301) 809-2515
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Maryland
Most common first names in Bowie, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30579.2 years
John28172.4 years
William20973.5 years
James19870.5 years
Robert13372.4 years
Charles12774.2 years
Margaret12080.1 years
Joseph11673.9 years
Helen11183.0 years
Dorothy10980.7 years
Most common last names in Bowie, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8973.9 years
Johnson7873.4 years
Jones6778.3 years
Brown5974.8 years
Williams4774.9 years
Thompson4071.9 years
Davis4072.7 years
Thomas3975.5 years
Miller3780.7 years
Hall3375.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bowie, MD
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 28.5%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bowie, MD
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Bowie compared to Maryland state average:

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

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  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Nigeria (population 500+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #46 (20774) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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