Bowie, Maryland Population 2020

58,904
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Bowie is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 58,904, it is the 5th largest city in Maryland (after Baltimore, Frederick, Rockville, and Gaithersburg) and the 658th largest city in the United States. Bowie is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually and its population has increased by 7.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,727 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Bowie has a population density of 2,979 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowie is $129,530 with a poverty rate of 3.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,885 per month, and the median house value is $326,900. The median age in Bowie is 42.6 years, 39.9 years for males, and 44.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males.

Bowie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bowie was:

  • Black or African American: 52.40%
  • White: 36.35%
  • Asian: 5.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.86%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bowie, Maryland is 58,904, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,682.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,727.

Bowie, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American30,58552.40%
White21,21936.35%
Asian3,1335.37%
Two or More Races2,2553.86%
Some Other Race1,1161.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.10%
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Bowie Population Pyramid 2020

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Bowie Median Age

42.6


Total

39.9


Male

44.7


Female

Bowie Adults

There are 45,890 adults, (8,534 of whom are seniors) in Bowie.

Bowie Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowie Sex Ratio

Female

30,758

52.70%

Male

27,610

47.30%

Bowie Households and Families

Bowie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bowie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91%9%
All82.6%17.4%
Female74%26%
Male73.8%26.2%
Non Family73.1%26.9%

82.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,8222.7982.6
Married10,8533.4491
Non Family6,1441.2473.1
Female3,0443.3874
Male7813.5573.8

3.34

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bowie Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6891.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,3013.12%
High School Graduate8,02919.28%
Some College8,44520.28%
Associates Degree2,5766.19%
Bachelors Degree11,11226.68%
Graduate Degree9,49222.79%
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Bowie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black21,28820,43911,248
White14,92214,4077,183
Asian2,3642,1661,139
Hispanic2,2431,830718
Multiple Races1,0801,047509
Other Race623462113
Native American21219

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 52.84%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$63,274$65,647$61,216
Less Than High School$30,977$54,607$25,755
High School Grad$42,321$50,460$34,795
Some College$54,036$60,225$50,806
Bachelors Degree$69,072$81,185$61,420
Graduate Degree$90,195$94,276$86,138

$63,274

Average Earnings

$65,647

Average Male

$61,216

Average Female

Bowie Language

Bowie Language by Age

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Bowie Language

84.21% of Bowie residents speak only English, while 15.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.73% of the population.

Bowie Poverty

Bowie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black30,3098742.88%
White18,7716253.33%
Asian3,1321825.81%
Hispanic4,072761.87%
Multiple2,255522.31%
Other1,10590.81%

3.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.81%

Male Poverty Rate

3.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowie is Asian, with 5.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowie is Other, with 0.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.37%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School6.84%
Some College4.23%
High School4.10%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed7.45%
Male Unemployed7.11%
Female Employed2.22%
Male Employed1.03%

Bowie Income

Bowie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$112,444$129,530
Families$126,750$145,244
Married Families$143,984-
Non Families$77,973$84,613
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Bowie Marital Status

Bowie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bowie Married by Age and Sex

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Bowie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bowie Marital Status by Race

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Bowie Veterans

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4,526

Number of Veterans

3,955

Male Veterans

571

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War1,393
Vietnam1,343
Second Gulf War1,101
Korea195
World War II140
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,494
55 to 64960
65 to 74935
75+805
18 to 34332
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,26513.24%
Black2,0328.43%
Hispanic2409.57%
2 or More1189.33%
Asian662.65%
Other456.46%

Bowie Veterans by Education

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1.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowie Employment Status

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71.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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31.65%

Born in Maryland

84.75%

Native Born

15.25%

Foreign Born

5.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.75% of Bowie residents were born in the United States, with 31.65% having been born in Maryland. 5.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202058,9041110.19%
201958,7931110.19%
201858,682860.15%
201758,5961110.19%
201658,4851980.34%
201558,2874760.82%
201457,8116561.15%
201357,1555340.94%
201256,6215801.03%
201156,0415430.98%
201055,4985,2290.99%
200050,26912,6802.95%
199037,5893,8941.10%
198033,695-1,333-0.39%
197035,02833,92841.35%
19601,1003001.61%
19408000.00%