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Population in 2012: 56,129 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 

Males: 26,529  (47.3%)
Females: 29,600  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $100,624 (it was $76,778 in 2000)
Bowie:

$100,624
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,732

Bowie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $277,109 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Bowie:

$277,109
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $373,662; Detached houses: $395,615; Townhouses or other attached units: $307,258; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $233,661; Mobile homes: $205,682

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,796.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 20715, 20716, 20720.

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  • Black alone - 26,544 (48.2%)
  • White alone - 20,734 (37.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3,766 (6.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2,165 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,696 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 102 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 37 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 15 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowie: 132.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.6%), Irish (7.9%), Subsaharan African (6.4%), English (6.0%), Italian (5.1%), United States (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 152 feet

Land area: 16.1 square miles.

Population density: 3,486 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bowie:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowie city:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

7,701 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.9% Latin America).

This city:  14.0%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Bowie, Maryland as of August 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bowie to the number of sex offenders is 1,101 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 with mortgages in 2012: $3,974 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,529 (1.1%)

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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: -15,199 (-27.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,323 (14.4%)

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Crime rates in Bowie by Year
Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00101
per 100,000 0.00.01.90.01.8
Rapes 24220
per 100,000 3.87.63.73.60.0
Robberies 6465574538
per 100,000 120.1123.6105.981.568.1
Assaults 3755463240
per 100,000 69.4104.685.457.971.7
Burglaries 258254212185175
per 100,000 484.0483.1393.8334.9313.8
Thefts 611742715589678
per 100,000 1146.11411.31328.01066.11215.8
Auto thefts 1191061176053
per 100,000 223.2201.6217.3108.695.0
Arson 43215
per 100,000 7.55.73.71.89.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 272.0) 163.5185.3166.9123.5126.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 60 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.99
Maryland average:

2.45

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Bowie, Maryland accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +12,289 (+32.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Bowie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 63% 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 slightly above Maryland state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 76.4 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 85.8 miles away from Bowie center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Prince George's County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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).


Hospitals/medical centers in Bowie:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Bowie, 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.

Local government website: www.cityofbowie.org

College/University in Bowie:

  • Bowie State University (Full-time enrollment: 4,111; 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: 4,405)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 11 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 31,679)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 12 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 3,678)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 14 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 5,957)
  • Catholic University of America (about 14 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 4,657)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 14 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 4,552)
  • Howard University (about 16 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,608)

Public high schools in Bowie:

Private high schools in Bowie:

  • BELAIR BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 2801 BELAIR DR; Grades: KG - 12)
  • BOWIE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: 2518 KENHILL DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

Private elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 787; Location: 14710 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 600; Location: 13106 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 7210 RACE TRACK RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BOWIE MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 267; Location: 5004 RANDONSTONE LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW'S EARLY EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 256; Location: 14900 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 255; Location: 16010 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CRESTHILL BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 91; Location: 6510 LAUREL BOWIE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • PATUXENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 73; Location: 14210 OLD STAGE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MITCHELLVILLE SCHOOL, THE (Students: 41; Location: 3501 MOYLAN DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GREATER MT NEBO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 39; Location: 1001 OLD MITCHELLVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 3)
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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

 
Prince George's 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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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.352. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.352
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.28
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.1
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.6
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00247. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00247
U.S.:

0.02218

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

  • BOWIE (Population served: 24475, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.4%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.7% for Black residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.4% for other race residents, 3.6% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bowie, MD

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

Bowie compared to Maryland state average:

Bowie, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Maryland:

  • Comfort Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20718 , Phone: (301) 464-0089, Fax: (301) 805-5563
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott Bowie Town Center, 3700 Town Center Blvd, Bowie, MD 20716 , Phone: (301) 262-8045, Fax: (301) 262-8046
  • Hampton Inn Bowie, 15202 Major Lansdale Blvd, Bowie, MD 20716 , Phone: (301) 809-1800, Fax: (301) 809-2515
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Maryland

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bowie travel time to work - commute


Bowie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.66%
Here30.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents32.1%10.4%9.5%8.4%5.3%
Congregations8.1%9.5%19.7%2.0%6.6%
NameMuslim EstimateChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents5.0%4.1%2.7%2.5%19.9%
Congregations1.6%3.2%5.4%3.2%40.7%
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: 140
Here:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This 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
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 267
Prince George's County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Prince George's County:

10.5%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.7%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

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
Financial Administration 21$96,085$54,9061$861
Other Government Administration 16$99,568$74,67617$27,730
Police Protection - Officers 9$44,333$59,1110$0
Police - Other 4$14,170$42,5100$0
Streets and Highways 32$143,492$53,8100$0
Welfare 14$54,305$46,54719$26,305
Health 3$10,284$41,1360$0
Solid Waste Management 49$161,797$39,6240$0
Sewerage 18$74,304$49,5361$824
Parks and Recreation 52$183,837$42,42446$38,453
Water Supply 11$54,332$59,2710$0
Other and Unallocable 16$71,421$53,5663$5,699
Totals for Government 245$1,007,928$49,36887$99,872

Bowie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $1,095,000 ($19.51)
    Regular Highways: $493,000 ($8.78)
    General: $47,000 ($0.84)
    Housing & Community Development: $13,000 ($0.23)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $4,209,000 ($74.99)
    General - Other: $3,130,000 ($55.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,793,000 ($49.76)
    Sewerage: $2,190,000 ($39.02)
    Regular Highways: $2,100,000 ($37.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,575,000 ($28.06)
    Water Utilities: $1,535,000 ($27.35)
    Financial Administration: $998,000 ($17.78)
    General Public Buildings: $682,000 ($12.15)
    Police Protection: $607,000 ($10.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $330,000 ($5.88)
    Health Services - Other: $122,000 ($2.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $117,000 ($2.08)
    Fire Protection: $64,000 ($1.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $199,000 ($3.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $196,000 ($3.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $111,000 ($1.98)
    Police Protection: $104,000 ($1.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $73,000 ($1.30)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($0.94)
    Central Staff: $47,000 ($0.84)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $11,532,000 ($205.46)

Bowie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,813,000 ($32.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $690,000 ($12.29)
    All Other: $102,000 ($1.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($1.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,456,000 ($97.20)
    All Other: $436,000 ($7.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $518,000 ($9.23)
    General Revenue, NEC: $436,000 ($7.77)
    Rents: $58,000 ($1.03)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,405,000 ($25.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,460,000 ($43.83)
    All Other: $371,000 ($6.61)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($0.14)
  • Tax - Property: $9,309,000 ($165.85)
    NEC: $778,000 ($13.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $677,000 ($12.06)

Bowie government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,325,000 ($59.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,200,000 ($39.20)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,125,000 ($20.04)

Bowie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,200,000 ($39.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $19,651,000 ($350.10)

7.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.22% of residents moved from foreign countries ($569 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.22%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from District of Columbia, DC  1.75% ($34,965 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.36% ($37,929)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.40% ($45,884)


8.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($461 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.12%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, MD  1.41% ($37,903 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  1.03% ($31,401)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.86% ($51,887)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bowie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $245,000
Total average daily traffic: 130,063
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,105
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 192,514

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 6
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bowie, MD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowie)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bowie, MD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (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: 262 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bowie)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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
Businesses in Bowie, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4McDonald's2
AT&T1Men's Wearhouse2
American Eagle Outfitters1Motherhood Maternity1
Ann Taylor1New York & Co1
Applebee's1Nike10
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot2
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1On The Border1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King1Panda Express1
CVS3Panera Bread2
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Chipotle2Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Popeyes1
Deb1Quiznos2
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
Famous Footwear1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx10Safeway3
Foot Locker1Sears2
GNC2Sprint Nextel2
GameStop2Staples1
Gap1Starbucks6
H&R Block2Subway7
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile2
Home Depot1T.G.I. Driday's1
IHOP1T.J.Maxx1
JoS. A. Bank1Taco Bell1
Johnny Rockets1Target2
Jones New York2Toys"R"Us1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kohl's1UPS14
Lane Bryant1Verizon Wireless3
LensCrafters1Victoria's Secret1
Lowe's1Vons3
Macy's1Walmart1
Marriott1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Wet Seal1
Browse common businesses in Bowie, MD


Bowie on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 (20721) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #9 (20708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries"
  • #17 (20720) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sierra Leonean first ancestries"
  • #29 (20774) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (20708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
  • #43 (20708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ghanian first ancestries"
  • #49 (20721) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries"
  • #55 (20708) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Trinidadian and Tobagonian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 (20716) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ugandan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 (20720) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Subsaharan African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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