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The City of Bowdon had a population of 139 as of July 1, 2016. Bowdon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowdon is located at latitude 47.4686 and longitude -99.7088 in Wells County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowdon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wells County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,811 feet.

The City of Bowdon (GNIS ID: 1035938) 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 Bowdon 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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Bowdon, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 557
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $66,667
Average Home Value $145,833


Median Household Income $52,240
Average Household Income $78,284
Per Capita Income $36,472
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.85%
Households 1.01% 0.48%
Families 5.6% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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.

Bowdon, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowdon 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 # 211 48th
Population Density1 # 149 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 350 13th
Median Household Income # 266 34th
Per Capita Income # 107 74th

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