Bowie, Maryland 

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Population

58,025

54% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$106,396

Avg. Home Price

$319,600

Best Places to Live in Bowie, Maryland

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


QUICK FACTS

City: Bowie
Zip Codes: 20715 20720 20716
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bowie is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bowie jobs have increased by 1.62%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bowie's cost of living is 26.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bowie's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bowie's population is 58,025 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 54.37%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bowie is $319,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.57%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Bowie public schools spend $16,054 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bowie. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bowie

It's a good time to buy in Bowie. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Bowie Real Estate.

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Reviews for Bowie    15 Reviews
Shopping - 11/6/2015
Bowie should have better department stores. One has to travel to another city to find a Nordstroms and other upscale stores. Bowie Towne Center seems to bring in lesser... (Read More)

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Bowie is a wasteland - 1/4/2015
I grew up in Bowie in the 1980s. At the time, despite being in PG County which was nicknamed DC's ugly city because its demographics and crime were similar to the... (Read More)

TO HIGH - 1/2/2012
COST TO MUCH TO LIVE... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BOWIE, MARYLAND
20715 20720 20716