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Bowman, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Bowman is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bowman County at latitude 46.184 and longitude -103.3994. Bowman County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,966 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bowman, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bowman, North Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bowman indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bowman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowman: Eden, Lowden, Twin Buttes.

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Bowman, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,777
Population in Households 1,707
Population in Familes 1,295
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density1 1,161
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 834
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $115,977
Average Home Value $134,872


Median Household Income $49,173
Average Household Income $75,326
Per Capita Income $34,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.76% 2.07%
Households 2.21% 2.27%
Families 2.92% 1.97%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   5.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bowman, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowman to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 32 92nd
Population Density1 # 55 87th
Diversity Index2 # 123 70th
Median Household Income # 278 31st
Per Capita Income # 125 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.