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Bowie is a city in Montague County.

The community was named after frontiersman James Bowie

The latitude of Bowie is 33.558N. The longitude is -97.848W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,450.


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Median household income
Local
$29,452
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bowie demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Jim Bowie Days - June 24-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bowie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Amon G. Carter, Pelham Park
Historic sites and museums: Chisholm Trail Memorial Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bowie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montague County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76230 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Bowie residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bowie ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bowie was $14,950, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Bowie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bowie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.


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Libraries in Bowie include Bowie Public Library ... View libraries

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Montague County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bowie political report.

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The average commute time for Bowie workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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