Bowie, Texas

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Population in 2019: 5,114 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.0%
 
Males: 2,540  (49.7%)
Females: 2,574  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 76230.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,142 (it was $29,452 in 2000)
Bowie:

$42,142
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,755 (it was $14,950 in 2000)

Bowie city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $97,935 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Bowie:

$97,935
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $128,778; detached houses: $128,278

Median gross rent in 2019: $991.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bowie: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.1%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 38.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Bowie, TX (2019)
    • 4,66290.0%White alone
    • 3857.4%Hispanic
    • 450.9%Black alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Bowie, Texas as of September 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bowie is 160 to 1.


Crime rates in Bowie by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(87.7)
4
(71.5)
1
(18.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.4)
4
(75.1)
2
(37.8)
5
(96.8)
2
(38.5)
5
(97.3)
2
(39.2)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(35.1)
1
(17.9)
2
(35.9)
3
(53.6)
3
(54.7)
2
(37.5)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(57.8)
3
(58.4)
4
(78.3)
3
(58.5)
3
(59.2)
3
(59.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(210.5)
12
(214.6)
11
(197.7)
8
(142.8)
9
(164.0)
1
(18.8)
9
(170.0)
6
(116.2)
12
(231.2)
7
(136.3)
5
(97.9)
5
(97.4)
7
(138.1)
25
(496.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(824.6)
46
(822.8)
53
(952.4)
67
(1,196)
50
(911.2)
49
(919.7)
47
(888.0)
61
(1,181)
69
(1,329)
60
(1,168)
67
(1,312)
51
(994.0)
43
(848.6)
70
(1,389)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
290
(5,088)
221
(3,953)
206
(3,702)
227
(4,053)
189
(3,445)
211
(3,960)
212
(4,005)
242
(4,687)
232
(4,469)
211
(4,107)
255
(4,992)
145
(2,826)
82
(1,618)
71
(1,409)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(368.4)
25
(447.1)
11
(197.7)
12
(214.2)
18
(328.0)
11
(206.5)
13
(245.6)
8
(154.9)
16
(308.2)
15
(292.0)
21
(411.1)
9
(175.4)
11
(217.1)
1
(19.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(96.8)
1
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
1
(19.8)
City-Data.com crime index413.5357.0295.2307.6306.2314.4311.9383.3467.9392.1398.8249.3186.9272.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Bowie, TX

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 19 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: Italian (11.7%), American (10.8%), English (10.6%), German (4.1%), Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1124 feet

Land area: 3.79 square miles.

Population density: 1,351 people per square mile   (low).

Bowie, Texas map

80 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,795 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,759 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (45.1 miles , pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (60.8 miles , pop. 402,130).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (80.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Sunset, TX (2.9 miles ),
Montague, TX (3.2 miles ),
Bellevue, TX (3.3 miles ),
Montague-Forestburg, TX (3.5 miles ),
Alvord, TX (4.0 miles ),
Bellevue-Joy, TX (4.1 miles ),
Nocona, TX (4.1 miles ),
Chico, TX (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.56 N, Longitude: 97.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +201 (+3.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 991 (41.9%)

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Bowie, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Bowie, TX in 2019
Bowie satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $152,200
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $166,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Bowie, TX residents
Average permit cost in Bowie, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Historical population in Bowie, TX
Historical housing units in Bowie, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +140 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in Bowie, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (13.7%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Bowie, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (3.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.4%)
  • Child care workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.5%)
  • Extraction workers (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (7.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)

Average climate in Bowie, Texas

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Bowie, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 39.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

39.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Bowie-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.3 miles away from the Bowie city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bowie-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 563% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from Bowie center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from Bowie center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from Bowie center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 178.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/2011 at 02:46:57, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montague County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bowie topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Bowie:

  • BOWIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 705 EAST GREENWOOD AV)
  • BOWIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (1001 ROCK STREET)
  • ADVANCED REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE OF BOWIE (700 W HIGHWAY 287 S)
  • BELLMIRE HOME (1101 ROCK ST)
  • BOWIE NURSING CENTER (905 CENTRAL AVE)

Airports located in Bowie:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bowie:

  • North Central Texas College (about 40 miles; Gainesville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,550)
  • Midwestern State University (about 45 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • University of North Texas (about 47 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 48 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • Weatherford College (about 57 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 64 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • DeVry University-Texas (about 65 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 4,098)

Public high schools in Bowie:

  • BOWIE H S (Students: 433, Location: 341 E HWY 287 N, Grades: 9-12)
  • GOLD BURG SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 468 PRATER RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bowie:

  • BOWIE J H (Students: 505, Location: 501 E TARRANT ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • BOWIE INT (Students: 356, Location: 800 N MILL ST, Grades: 3-5)
  • BOWIE EL (Location: 405 LOVERS LN, Grades: PK-2)
See full list of schools located in Bowie

Library in Bowie:

  • BOWIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $202,041; Location: 301 WALNUT ST; 29,211 books; 973 audio materials; 2,107 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Bowie: Bowie Fire Department Emergency Medical Service (A), Bowie Rural Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bowie include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church (B), Saint Jerome Catholic Church (C), Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church (D), Hispanic Baptist Mission Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), East Side Baptist Church (G), Central Baptist Church (H), Bowie Baptist Mission Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoir: Mose Johnson Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Bowie include: Pelham Park (1), Meyers Park (2), Jackrabbit Stadium (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Deuback Skating Rink (1302 North Lamb Street).

Hotel: Budget Inn (1408 E Wise St).

Birthplace of: James Allred - Lawyer and politician, Lil Stoner - Baseball player.

Montague County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

AMON G CARTER LAKE WSC (Population served: 744, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
STAR TRAVEL CENTER (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
131 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
196 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Bowie (2011 data):

  • Legend Bank, N.A.: at 101 West Tarrant, branch established on 1890/03/01. Info updated 2007/11/26: Bank assets: $586.1 mil, Deposits: $512.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Legend Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: 101 Pecan Branch at 101 Pecan, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • The Jacksboro National Bank: Bowie Branch at 200 West Walnut Street, branch established on 1998/02/27. Info updated 2010/07/12: Bank assets: $186.0 mil, Deposits: $162.5 mil, headquarters in Jacksboro, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Jacksboro National Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Ozona National Bank: Ozona National Bank at 1301 Highway 59 North, branch established on 2007/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $213.2 mil, Deposits: $189.9 mil, headquarters in Ozona, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Onb Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sanger Bank: -Bowie Branch at 1308 Hwy 59 N., branch established on 2004/04/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $105.1 mil, Deposits: $92.7 mil, headquarters in Sanger, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Sanger Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Bowie:

Marital status in Bowie, TX
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Bowie:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Bowie
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bowie, TX (based on Montague County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,60256
Catholic1,1103
Mainline Protestant1,08110
Other11
None9,925-
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: 4
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bowie:

56.7%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

57.3%
Texas:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Bowie:

28.1
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bowie:

16.0%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Bowie:

7.4%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Bowie:

35.5%
State:

33.1%

General health condition:
Bowie:

62.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Bowie:

79.8%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bowie, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 12$67,237$67,2370$0
Police Protection - Officers 12$55,532$55,5321$189
Other and Unallocable 7$30,885$52,9460$0
Parks and Recreation 7$23,401$40,1160$0
Water Supply 6$17,674$35,3481$1,260
Electric Power 6$22,643$45,2860$0
Financial Administration 6$20,958$41,9160$0
Police - Other 5$17,949$43,0780$0
Sewerage 4$12,845$38,5350$0
Streets and Highways 3$7,345$29,3800$0
Local Libraries 3$8,583$34,3322$3,220
Other Government Administration 2$13,173$79,0380$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,619$55,4280$0
Airports 1$3,857$46,2840$0
Totals for Government 75$306,701$49,0724$4,668

Bowie government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,753,000 ($1320.49)
    Police Protection: $1,503,000 ($293.90)
    Water Utilities: $1,479,000 ($289.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,224,000 ($239.34)
    Sewerage: $1,111,000 ($217.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $820,000 ($160.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $715,000 ($139.81)
    Financial Administration: $685,000 ($133.95)
    Regular Highways: $612,000 ($119.67)
    Central Staff Services: $426,000 ($83.30)
    Libraries: $232,000 ($45.37)
    Air Transportation: $187,000 ($36.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000 ($26.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $128,000 ($25.03)
    Health - Other: $52,000 ($10.17)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($8.99)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($9.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($31.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($16.23)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($8.80)
    Financial Administration: $43,000 ($8.41)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($9.39)

Bowie government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $834,000 ($163.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $819,000 ($160.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $308,000 ($60.23)
    Hospital Public: $265,000 ($51.82)
    Air Transportation: $127,000 ($24.83)
    Other: $76,000 ($14.86)
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000 ($9.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($4.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $21,000 ($4.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $22,000 ($4.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $99,000 ($19.36)
    Rents: $55,000 ($10.75)
    Royalties: $47,000 ($9.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $42,000 ($8.21)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.91)
    Sale of Property: $12,000 ($2.35)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,008,000 ($1761.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,682,000 ($328.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $245,000 ($47.91)
    Electric Utilities: $33,000 ($6.45)
    General Local Government Support: $7,000 ($1.37)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.98)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.39)
  • Tax - Property: $1,650,000 ($322.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $875,000 ($171.10)
    Public Utilities Sales: $591,000 ($115.57)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000 ($4.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.98)

Bowie government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,291,000 ($1230.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,042,000 ($790.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,976,000 ($581.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $727,000 ($142.16)

Bowie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,980,000 ($582.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,022,000 ($982.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($2.54)
Businesses in Bowie, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowie:

  • KNTX (1410 AM; 1 kW; BOWIE, TX; Owner: HENDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowie:

  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
Bowie fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Bowie fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 525ft / 160mTotal length
  • $1,760,000Total costs
  • 194,160Total average daily traffic
  • 45,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 152,090Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bowie, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bowie, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bowie)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bowie, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bowie)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Bowie)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 89. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 186 took place in 2005, and the least - 6 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Bowie, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.2%), and Structure Fires (26.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bowie, TX
    • 82658.2%Outside Fires
    • 36926.0%Structure Fires
    • 17012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 543.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bowie, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Texas:

  • Best Western Bowie Inn & Suites, 900 W Us Hwy 287 S, Bowie, Texas 76230 , Phone: (940) 872-9595, Fax: (940) 872-9596
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2436 Us Hwy 287 S, Bowie, Texas 76230 , Phone: (940) 872-5426
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bowie, Texas
Most common first names in Bowie, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11272.5 years
William10175.8 years
Mary9481.1 years
John9378.0 years
Robert6771.5 years
Charles4573.9 years
George3775.5 years
Ruby3680.6 years
Willie3082.7 years
Joe2974.5 years
Most common last names in Bowie, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones4078.1 years
Smith3877.2 years
Williams3576.6 years
Johnson3076.2 years
Brown2878.3 years
Moore2776.4 years
Hill2777.1 years
White2674.3 years
Miller2675.2 years
Allen2576.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bowie, TX
  • 64.2%Utility gas
  • 31.8%Electricity
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bowie, TX
  • 55.5%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used


Bowie compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Bowie on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
There are 17 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Barry Arthur Hall (3)
  • Kevin T. Pullen (2)
  • Jamie D. Whaley (1)
  • Robert Dale Smith (1)
  • Thomas Brent Tarr (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2021.