Bowdon, Georgia

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Bowdon is a city in Carroll County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,959. Bowdon is known as "The Friendly City."

It is also the city of license for radio station WBZY.



Bowdon is located at 33°32′22″N 85°15′21″W / 33.53944°N 85.25583°W / 33.53944; -85.25583 (33.539388, -85.255851)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,959 people, 815 households, and 543 families residing in the city. The population density was 576.5 people per square mile (222.5/km²). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 262.8/sq mi (101.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.87% White, 25.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 1.23% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

Bowdon was in 2000 tied with Rosemont, Illinois for being the place in the United States with the highest percentage of people reporting Bulgarian ancestry. They were both tied at 2.7%.[4]

There were 815 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

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