Bowles, California

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Coordinates: 36°36′15″N 119°45′04″W / 36.60417°N 119.75111°W / 36.60417; -119.75111

Bowles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 182 at the 2000 census. Bowles is located 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


A post office operated at Bowles from 1904 to 1943.[1] The name honors a local pioneer family.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 182 people, 35 households, and 29 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 473.3 people per square mile (184.9/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 91.0/sq mi (35.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.29% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 3.85% Asian, 28.02% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 42.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 35 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 4.00.

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