Bowie is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,126 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bowie is the 350th largest community in Texas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Bowie is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.77% of the Bowie workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Bowie is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowie who work in sales jobs (12.36%), management occupations (11.45%), and office and administrative support (9.80%).
Bowie is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Bowie is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.89% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bowie in 2010 was $21,146, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,584 for a family of four. However, Bowie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bowie is a somewhat 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 White. Bowie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.26% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bowie include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Bowie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.