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Welcome to Bowie ...

The city of Bowie is located in Prince George's County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bowie has a population of 58,859 people<1> (see below for details).

Bowie was established in 1870.

The community of Bowie is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bowie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Bowie: (301) and (240)<3>

The ZIP codes for Bowie: 20715-20721<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bowie had a population of 54,727 people (which is 6.34% of the total population of Prince George's County). This makes Bowie the county's most populous community.

The population of Bowie represents 0.95% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 54,727 people, the population of Bowie increased 8.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 50,269 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bowie had an population of 58,859 people. This is an increase of 7.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.09% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bowie.

Communities near Bowie ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bowie and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Annapolis   [Map]   39,321   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bladensburg   [Map]   9,450   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
College Park   [Map]   32,303   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hyattsville   [Map]   18,333   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bowie.

Communities Also Named Bowie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Bowie - they are located in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana (2), Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bowie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bowie. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bowie. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowie. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bowie:

Websites for Bowie ...

Official Website: www.cityofbowie.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bowie ...

Looking for more information about Bowie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bowie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bowie.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bowie: www.cityofbowie.org/

The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bowie.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bowie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bowie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bowie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Bowie includes: 20715, 20716, 20717, 20718, 20719, 20720 & 20721.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Bowie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bowie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9585, Longitude: -76.7422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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