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Bowie, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Bowie Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cochise County at latitude 32.3248 and longitude -109.4845. Cochise County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,763 feet.

The formal official name is the Bowie Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bowie, Arizona.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bowie indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Bowie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bowie, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 438
Population in Households 438
Population in Familes 317
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 258
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 199
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $100,862
Average Home Value $150,719


Median Household Income $35,746
Average Household Income $49,569
Per Capita Income $22,460
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.69%
Households -0.24% -0.61%
Families -0.43% -0.74%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bowie, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowie to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 298 34th
Population Density1 # 193 57th
Diversity Index2 # 119 74th
Median Household Income # 243 46th
Per Capita Income # 128 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arizona Census Data Comparison Tool.