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Bowdon, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Bowdon had a population of 1,960 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bowdon is located at latitude 33.5378 and longitude -85.254 in Carroll County. 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. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Bowdon (GNIS ID: 2403902) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bowdon is located within Bowdon Division of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowdon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowdon: Cerro Gordo.

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Bowdon, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,960
Population in Households 1,943
Population in Familes 1,621
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 577
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 757
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 531
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 447 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $94,243
Average Home Value $148,826


Median Household Income $31,657
Average Household Income $43,983
Per Capita Income $17,150
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.4%
Households -0.88% -0.53%
Families -0.36% -0.65%
Median Household Income   -1.41%
Per Capita Income   0.61%
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 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 283 55th
Population Density1 # 309 51st
Diversity Index2 # 425 32nd
Median Household Income # 464 26th
Per Capita Income # 465 26th

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