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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.
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.
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.
43% of Bowie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bowie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $946. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.
Libraries in Bowie include Bowie Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bowie include Bowie Gazette
Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bowie political report.
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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