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Population (year 2000): 50,269. Estimated population in July 2005: 53,878 (+7.2% change)
Males: 24,014 (47.8%), Females: 26,255 (52.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $76,778 (year 2000)
Median house value: $158,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Bowie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.1%)
  • Black (30.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (14.4%), English (9.5%), Italian (6.4%), United States (4.5%), Polish (3.3%).

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Elevation: 152 feet

Land area: 16.1 square miles

Bowie,

For population 25 years and over in Bowie

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bowie city

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

7.3% Foreign born (2.8% Asia, 2.1% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 0.8% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +12,289 (+32.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (18.8 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (131.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: MD (3.1 miles Woodmore, Dale, MD (4.5 miles Glenn MD (5.0 miles Mitchellville, MD (5.3 miles Crofton, MD (6.0 miles Kettering, Arbor, MD Lake (7.0 miles MD (7.2 miles Lanham-Seabrook, MD (7.2 miles Springdale,

Latitude: 38.96 N, Longitude: 76.74 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Public administration (17.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -16,250 (-32.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,044 (14.8%)

Average climate in Bowie, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bowie,

Bowie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the Bowie city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Aaron O'Reggio - College basketball player (Morgan State Golden Bears), Kevin Teel - College football player (Hampton Pirates).


Hospitals/medical centers near Bowie:
  • DOCTOR'S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; LANHAM, MD)
  • PRINCE GEORGES HOSPITL CENTER (about 11 miles; CHEVERLY, MD)
  • CROWNSVILLE HOSPITAL CENTER (about 13 miles; CROWNSVILLE, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bowie:
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 15 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 15 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 22 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bowie:
  • FREEWAY (about 3 miles; MITCHELLVILLE, MD; ID: W00)
  • TIPTON (about 9 miles; FORT MEADE(ODENTON), MD; ID: FME)
  • SUBURBAN (about 9 miles; LAUREL, MD; ID: W18)

Amtrak stations near Bowie:
  • 9 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 12 $44,842 $44,842 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $17,519 $52,557 0 $0
Welfare 13 $39,894 $36,825 17 $18,950
Water Supply 16 $56,249 $42,186 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 40 $105,955 $31,786 38 $23,068
Solid Waste Management 66 $174,399 $31,708 0 $0
Health 3 $7,364 $29,456 0 $0
Streets and Highways 7 $35,141 $60,241 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 1 $4,125 $49,500 0 $0
Other Government Administration 29 $143,182 $59,247 18 $22,503
Financial Administration 15 $63,044 $50,435 2 $2,911
Totals for Government 206 $691,713 $40,293 75 $67,432


College/University in Bowie:
  • BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,323; Location: 14000 JERICHO PARK RD; Public; Website: www.bowiestate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bowie:
  • PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; LARGO, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,764)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK (about 13 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; FT enrollment: 29,298)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 8,434)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 18 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; ARNOLD, MD; FT enrollment: 6,467)
  • UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY (about 19 miles; ANNAPOLIS, MD; FT enrollment: 4,172)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
Public high schools in Bowie:
  • BOWIE HIGH (Students: 2,758; Location: 15200 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLADENSBURG HIGH (Students: 1,675; Location: 3021 BELAIR DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TALL OAKS VOCATIONAL (Students: 155; Location: 2112 CHURCH RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bowie:
  • BENJAMIN TASKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,508; Location: 4901 COLLINGTON RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • POINTER RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 784; Location: 1110 PARKINGTON LN; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SAMUEL OGLE ELEMENTARY (Students: 767; Location: 4111 CHELMONT LN; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROCKLEDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 639; Location: 7701 LAUREL BOWIE RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • YORKTOWN ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: 7301 RACETRACK RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • KENILWORTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 581; Location: 12520 KEMBRIDGE DR; Grades: KG - 06)
  • TULIP GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 560; Location: 2909 TRAINOR LN; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HEATHER HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 457; Location: 12605 HEMING LN; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HIGH BRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 7011 HIGH BRIDGE RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CHAPEL FORGE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 401; Location: 12711 MILAN WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bowie:
  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 14710 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL DAY SCH (Students: 530; Location: 13106 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 7210 RACE TRACK RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BOWIE MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOU (Students: 245; Location: 5004 RANDONSTONE LANE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW'S EARLY EDUC CTR (Students: 197; Location: 14900 ANNAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CRESTHILL BAPT CHILD DEV CTR (Students: 170; Location: 6510 LAUREL BOWIE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY PRESBYTERI (Students: 152; Location: 3120 BELAIR DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 16010 ANAPOLIS RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PATUXENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 14210 OLD STAGE ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • REDEEMER CHILD CARE CTR (Students: 52; Location: 7300 RACE TRACK RD; Grades: PK - 6)

Notable locations in Bowie: University of Maryland Science and Technology Center (A), Fox Hill Recreation Center (B), Belair Golf Club (C), Bowie Branch Prince George's County Memorial Library (D), Bowie City Hall (E), Bowie Library (F).

Shopping Centers: Pointer Ridge Plaza Shopping Center (1), Free State Mall Shopping Center (2), Hill Top Plaza Shopping Center (3), Collington Plaza Shopping Center (4), The Market Place Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Bowie include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Ascension Church (B), Grace Lutheran Church (C), Saint Matthews United Methodist Church (D), Belair Baptist Church (E), Belair Church of Christ (F), Carrol Chapel (G), Church of the Redeemer (H).

Cemeteries: Holy Trinity Cemetery (1), Foxhill Recreation Center (2), Ascension Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Allen Pond (A), Woodward Pond (B).

Parks in Bowie include: Allen Pond Park (1), Pointer Ridge Recreation Area (2), Heather Hills Park (3), Collington Branch Park (4), White Marsh Park (5), Somerset Park (6), Huntington South Recreation Area (7).

Post office: (A).  


Bowie compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Bowie:
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WILC (900 AM; 2 kW; LAUREL, MD; Owner: ILC CORPORATION)
  • WNAV (1430 AM; 5 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: SAJAK BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bowie:
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bowie:
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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