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Bowdon, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Bowdon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carroll County at latitude 33.5378 and longitude -85.254. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Bowdon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bowdon, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Bowdon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Bowdon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowdon: Cerro Gordo.

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Bowdon, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,964
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 578
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 765
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 539
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $84,756
Average Home Value $108,656


Median Household Income $31,204
Average Household Income $44,471
Per Capita Income $17,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.89% -0.47%
Households -1.05% -0.58%
Families -0.17% -0.68%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   3.48%
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.


Bowdon, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowdon to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 281 55th
Population Density1 # 305 51st
Diversity Index2 # 423 32nd
Median Household Income # 438 30th
Per Capita Income # 359 43rd

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