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Welcome to Bowie ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bowie has a population of 58,643 people<2> (see below for details).
Bowie was established in 1870.
The community of Bowie is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Bowie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Bowie: (301) & (240)<4>
The ZIP codes for Bowie: 20715-20721<5>
Websites for Bowie ...
Official Website: www.cityofbowie.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bowie had an population of 58,643 people. This is an increase of 7.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.66% since the 2000 Census).
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 (which had a count of 50,269 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bowie.
Adding Bowie to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Bowie in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Bowie elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bowie on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Bowie ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bowie.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bowie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bowie.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bowie.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowie. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bowie.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021