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Bowie, MD
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Bowie profile


Living in Bowie



Bowie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 57,192 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bowie is the 14th largest community in Maryland.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Bowie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In Bowie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Bowie is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bowie area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Bowie ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Bowie, 48.81% 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 $52,644, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,576 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, Nigerian, English, and Italian.

Bowie also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.25%.

The most common language spoken in Bowie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.