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The City of Bowbells had a population of 353 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Bowbells, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 353
Daytime Population: Workers 286
Daytime Population: Residents 231
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 352
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 443
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $58,573
Average Household Income $77,730
Per Capita Income $35,254


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $94,318
Average Home Value $122,800


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 2.27%
Households 0.51% 2.29%
Families 1.14% 2.09%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 Density # 175 57th
Diversity Index # 166 59th
Median Household Income # 198 51st
Per Capita Income # 178 56th

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