Bowles, California

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Population in 2010: 166. Population change since 2000: -8.8%
Males: 89  (53.7%)
Females: 77  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  41.8 years
California median age:  36.4 years

Zip code: 93725

Estimated median household income in 2016: $82,419 (it was $58,750 in 2000)
Bowles:

$82,419
CA:

$67,739

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,076 (it was $16,735 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $284,745 (it was $122,700 in 2000)
Bowles:

$284,745
CA:

$477,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $137,801; Detached houses: $136,129

Median gross rent in 2016: $665.

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  • Races in Bowles, CA (2010)

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    • 8048.2%White alone
    • 7142.8%Hispanic
    • 63.6%Black alone
    • 53.0%Two or more races
    • 21.2%Other race alone
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bowles: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Armenian (9.4%), American (6.7%), French (5.6%), English (5.0%), Portuguese (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 273 feet

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 432 people per square mile   (low).

Bowles, California map

For population 25 years and over in Bowles:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowles CDP:

  • Never married: 43.1%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

40 residents are foreign born (18.7% Latin America).

This place:

18.7%
California:

27.0%

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

Bowles CDP:  0.5% ($582)
California:  0.8% ($1,564)

Bowles satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fresno, CA (12.4 miles , pop. 427,652).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (190.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Monmouth, CA (1.7 miles) , Easton, CA (2.0 miles ), Fowler, CA (2.1 miles ), Calwa, CA (2.3 miles ), Malaga, CA (2.4 miles ), Caruthers, CA (2.5 miles ), Selma, CA (2.8 miles ), Raisin City, CA (2.9 miles) .

Latitude: 36.60 N, Longitude: 119.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 559

Bowles household income distribution Bowles home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.1%
California:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (51%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (26%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (35%)
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (33%)
  • Transportation occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (35%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Material moving occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bowles, California

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bowles-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above California state average. It is 842% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 118.7 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 4/18/1906 at 13:12:21, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from Bowles center, causing $524,000,000 total damage
On 11/4/1927 at 13:51:53, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1989 at 00:04:15, a magnitude 7.1 (6.5 MB, 7.1 MS, 6.9 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from the city center, causing 62 deaths (62 shaking deaths) and 3757 injuries, causing $1,305,032,704 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 246.9 miles away from Bowles center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 160.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fresno County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Freezes: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowles topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bowles:

  • MANNING GARDENS CONV HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; FRESNO, CA)
  • VALLEY CARE AND GUIDANCE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FRESNO, CA)
  • FOWLER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; FOWLER, CA)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-FOWLER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; FOWLER, CA)
  • SUNNYSIDE CONV. HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRESNO, CA)
  • NEWHART CONV HOSP (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FRESNO, CA)
  • ALICE MANOR CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FOWLER, CA)

Amtrak station near Bowles:

  • 10 miles: FRESNO (2650 TULARE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowles:

  • Fresno Pacific University (about 9 miles; Fresno, CA; Full-time enrollment: 3,083)
  • Fresno City College (about 12 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 12,994)
  • California State University-Fresno (about 15 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 18,993)
  • Heald College-Fresno (about 16 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • Institute of Technology Inc (about 17 miles; Clovis, CA; FT enrollment: 2,483)
  • Reedley College (about 17 miles; Reedley, CA; FT enrollment: 8,144)
  • University of Phoenix-Central Valley Campus (about 18 miles; Fresno, CA; FT enrollment: 2,109)

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Fresno 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 2013 was 152. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

152
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.379. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.379
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.640. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.640
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 47.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

47.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00415. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00415
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 28.8%
(43.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
California:  2.9 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.5%
Whole state:  68.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported
54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
54 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
California average:

15.3

Bowles travel time to work - commute Bowles mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Bowles CDP (based on Fresno County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic288,32443
Evangelical Protestant126,004463
Other37,97795
Mainline Protestant16,84370
Orthodox7,7689
Black Protestant4,16021
None449,374-
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: 215
Fresno County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
California:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 108
Fresno County:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 190
Fresno County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 516
Here:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
California:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fresno County:

26.4%
California:

21.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

17.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bowles:

43.2%
California:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Bowles:

28.7
California:

28.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bowles:

24.1%
California:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.0%
California:

11.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
California:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bowles:

31.9%
State:

31.3%

General health condition:
Bowles:

49.3%
State:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bowles:

75.1%
State:

80.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowles, CA Residents

3.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,944 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.30%
California average:

5.03%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($241 average AGI)
Fresno County:

0.03%
California average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Madera County, CA  0.32% ($38,952 average AGI)
from Tulare County, CA  0.31% ($32,364)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.26% ($34,781)


3.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
California average:

5.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($438 average AGI)
Fresno County:

0.04%
California average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Madera County, CA  0.32% ($35,452 average AGI)
to Tulare County, CA  0.30% ($31,927)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.24% ($35,035)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowles:

  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIRV (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KGST (1600 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KOOR (790 AM; 10 kW; CLOVIS, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXEX (1550 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYNO (1300 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: SPANISH CATHOLIC RADIO OF FRESNO, LLC)
  • KAVT (1680 AM; 10 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBIF (900 AM; 1 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GORE-OVERGAARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFIG (1430 AM; 5 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: BIG DAWG BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQEQ (1210 AM; 0 kW; FOWLER, CA; Owner: RAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KERI (1180 AM; 50 kW; WASCO-GREENACRES, CA; Owner: KWSO, INC.)
  • KRDU (1130 AM; 6 kW; DINUBA, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowles:

  • KRZR (103.7 FM; HANFORD, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAK (100.3 FM; ORANGE COVE, CA; Owner: RICHARD B. SMITH)
  • KMGV (97.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KEZL (96.7 FM; FOWLER, CA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K203CM (88.5 FM; SANGER, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KWYE (101.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K217EQ (91.3 FM; COALINGA, CA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZPO (103.3 FM; LINDSAY, CA; Owner: LINDSAY BROADCASTING)
  • KFNO (90.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLBN (105.1 FM; AUBERRY, CA; Owner: LOTUS COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRNC (105.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOQO-FM (101.9 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQKL (88.5 FM; SELMA, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFCF (88.1 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: FRESNO FREE COLLEGE FOUNDATION)
  • KSKS (93.7 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVPR (89.3 FM; FRESNO, CA; Owner: WHITE ASH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K203AQ (88.5 FM; HELM, ETC., CA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFYE (106.3 FM; KINGSBURG, CA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KDUV (88.9 FM; VISALIA, CA; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL B/CASTNG, INC.)
  • KMMM (107.1 FM; MADERA, CA; Owner: ILLINOIS LOTUS CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Bowles:

  • K02OH (Channel 2; FRESNO, CA; Owner: W. R. PORTEE AND LORRAINE PORTEE)
  • KVHF-LP (Channel 4; FRESNO, CA; Owner: GARY M. COCOLA FAMILY TRUST, GARY M. COCOLA TRUSTEE)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$92,0201$116,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0017.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (9%)

Bowles compared to California state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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