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Bowbells is a city in Burke County.
It is the county seat.
The city was named for the bells of the Church of Saint Mary-le-Bow in London.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Bowbells. For links to other places called Bowbells, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bowbells is 48.803N. The longitude is -102.246W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,962 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 378.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bowbells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Burke 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 58721 ZIP code.
25% of Bowbells residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bowbells ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bowbells was $15,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Bowbells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bowbells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $595.
Newspapers in Bowbells include Burke County Tribune
Burke County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bowbells political report.
The average commute time for Bowbells workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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