Bowdon, North Dakota

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Bowdon is a city in Wells County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 139 at the 2000 census. Bowdon was founded in 1899 by Richard Sykes, a landowner from England who named it after Bowdon, near Manchester where he lived.


Bowdon is located at 47°28′13″N 99°42′31″W / 47.47028°N 99.70861°W / 47.47028; -99.70861 (47.470253, -99.708491)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 139 people, 83 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 544.4 people per square mile (206.4/km²). There were 104 housing units at an average density of 407.3/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.28% White and 0.72% African American.

There were 83 households out of which 4.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.0% were non-families. 45.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.67 and the average family size was 2.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 7.9% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 53.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 66 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,375, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,843. There were 6.5% of families and 17.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 33.3% of under eighteens and 17.6% of those over 64.


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