Bowie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 58,329 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bowie is the 14th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Bowie are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Bowie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bowie is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bowie who work in management occupations (13.28%), office and administrative support (12.52%), and business and financial occupations (10.79%).
Also of interest is that Bowie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Bowie telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.17% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Bowie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bowie use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bowie‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Bowie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.71% of adults in Bowie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Bowie in 2018 was $50,185, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,740 for a family of four.
Bowie is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bowie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bowie residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bowie include Irish, German, English, Nigerian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Bowie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.