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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: $103,212 (it was $76,778 in 2000)
Bowie:

$103,212
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $41,162 (it was $30,703 in 2000)

Bowie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $298,903 (it was $157,800 in 2000)
Bowie:

$298,903
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: $234,115; Mobile homes: $205,682

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,796.

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  • Black alone - 26,870 (48.0%)
  • White alone - 20,753 (37.1%)
  • Hispanic - 4,070 (7.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2,275 (4.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2,020 (3.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 104 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 27 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 16 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bowie: 133.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.1%), Irish (7.7%), Subsaharan African (7.4%), English (5.7%), Italian (5.0%), United States (3.3%).

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).

Bowie,MD real estate house value index trend

Bowie, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Bowie:

  • High school or higher: 95.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowie city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

8,116 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 2.0% Latin America).

This city:  14.5%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Bowie, Maryland as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bowie to the number of sex offenders is 1,336 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%)

Bowie satellite photo by USGS

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: -15,177 (-27.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,416 (14.6%)

Bowie household income distribution Bowie home values distribution

Property values in Bowie, MD


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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Maryland:

6.2%

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%)

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

Average climate in Bowie, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Bowie 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowie topographic 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).

Hospitals and medical centers in Bowie:

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

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 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 112. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

112
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.266. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.266
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 13.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.3
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.600. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.600
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.84
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00225. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00225
U.S.:

0.01468

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)
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

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, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Bowie compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • 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.

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%
Here: 30.7%
USA: 50.2%

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
Prince George's County:

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.
State:

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:
This county:

10.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince George's County:

30.7%
Maryland:

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

16.7%
State:

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)

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-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

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