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Bowdon, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Bowdon had a population of 1,989 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowdon: Cerro Gordo.

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Bowdon, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,989
Daytime Population: Workers 1,218
Daytime Population: Residents 1,141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,359
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,975
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 585
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $32,909
Average Household Income $46,826
Per Capita Income $18,237


Total Housing Units 935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $99,199
Average Home Value $161,593


Total Households 771
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 540
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.17%
Households -0.51% -0.23%
Families -0.08% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 Density # 305 51st
Diversity Index # 425 32nd
Median Household Income # 469 25th
Per Capita Income # 451 28th

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