Bowie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 58,329 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bowie is the 14th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Bowie are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Bowie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bowie is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowie who work in management occupations (13.28%), office and administrative support (12.52%), and business and financial occupations (10.79%).
Also of interest is that Bowie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Bowie is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bowie, the average commute to work is 36.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Bowie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Bowie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Bowie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bowie, 48.71% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Bowie in 2018 was $50,185, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,740 for a family of four.
Bowie is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bowie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bowie residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bowie include Irish, German, English, Nigerian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bowie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.