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Bowie is a city in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named after Gov. Oden Bowie.

The latitude of Bowie is 39.006N. The longitude is -76.779W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 53,660.


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Median household income
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$76,778
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bowie demographic reports
Site of the Belair Stud, a premier racing stable in the 1930s-1950s.
Bowie received national attention for October 2002 shooting of a 13-year old boy as he was being dropped off at school. The boy, who survived, was one of the victims of the sniper shootings
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bowie International Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Fall Fest - Sept. 30, 2007
  • Heritage Day - May 20, 2007
  • Bowiefest - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bowie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: 2nd Star Productions
Sports teams: Baysox (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Belair Stable Museum, Radio-Television Museum, Huntington Railroad Museum, Belair Mansion
Colleges and universities: Bowie State University
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National index: 100
Local index: 76

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bowie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Prince George's County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20716 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Bowie residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bowie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bowie was $30,703, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Bowie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bowie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $946.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.


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Libraries in Bowie include Bowie Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bowie include Bowie Gazette

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Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bowie political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Bowie workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bowie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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