Bowie, MD
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Living in Bowie


Bowie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 58,682 people and 23 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 87.65% 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 (14.39%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and business and financial occupations (9.74%).

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.

One downside of living in Bowie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.47 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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, 49.48% 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 2010 was $47,947, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $191,788 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Nigerian.

In addition, Bowie has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.25%).

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