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The City of Bowbells had a population of 354 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bowbells is located at latitude 48.8035 and longitude -102.2472 in Burke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowbells (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Burke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,962 feet.

The City of Bowbells (GNIS ID: 1035937) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowbells population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bowbells, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 354
Population in Households 353
Population in Familes 274
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 445
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 102
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (34.5%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $110,547


Median Household Income $55,735
Average Household Income $74,711
Per Capita Income $34,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.84% 2.42%
Households 0.59% 2.29%
Families 1.49% 2.25%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Bowbells, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowbells to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 127 69th
Population Density1 # 175 57th
Diversity Index2 # 193 52nd
Median Household Income # 212 47th
Per Capita Income # 167 58th

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