Bowman, North Dakota

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Bowman is a city in Bowman County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Bowman County.[3] The city is home to Bowman County High School. The population was 1,600 at the 2000 census. Bowman was founded in 1907.



Bowman is located at 46°10′54″N 103°24′1″W / 46.18167°N 103.40028°W / 46.18167; -103.40028 (46.181791, -103.400211).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,600 people, 702 households, and 419 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,227.8 people per square mile (475.2/km²). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 613.2/sq mi (237.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 702 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,645, and the median income for a family was $41,131. Males had a median income of $28,824 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,851. About 5.4% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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