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Bowdon, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Bowdon had a population of 2,134 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bowdon is located at latitude 33.5379 and longitude -85.2533 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowdon 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowdon: Cerro Gordo.

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Bowdon, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,134
Population in Households 2,120
Population in Familes 1,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 628
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $36,435
Average Household Income $51,417
Per Capita Income $20,079


Total Housing Units 967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 550 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $111,000
Average Home Value $176,821


Total Households 830
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 581
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% 0.72%
Households 0.45% 0.67%
Families 0.82% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2018 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 # 276 56th
Population Density # 285 55th
Diversity Index # 418 33rd
Median Household Income # 418 33rd
Per Capita Income # 388 38th

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