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Bowdon, North Dakota
Business district of Bowdon
Business district of Bowdon
Motto(s): 
"Come Experience Our Good Nature"
Location of Bowdon, North Dakota
Location of Bowdon, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°28′13″N 99°42′31″W / 47.47028°N 99.70861°W / 47.47028; -99.70861Coordinates: 47°28′13″N 99°42′31″W / 47.47028°N 99.70861°W / 47.47028; -99.70861
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Wells
Area
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,808 ft (551 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 131
 • Estimate 
(2019)
120
 • Density 478.09/sq mi (184.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58418
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-08580
GNIS feature ID 1028094

Bowdon is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 131 at the 2010 census.

Bowdon was founded in 1899 by Richard Sykes, a landowner from England who named it after Bowdon, near Manchester where he lived.

Geography

Bowdon is located at 47°28′13″N 99°42′31″W / 47.47028°N 99.70861°W / 47.47028; -99.70861 (47.470253, -99.708491).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 302
1920 306 1.3%
1930 303 −1.0%
1940 348 14.9%
1950 348 0.0%
1960 259 −25.6%
1970 229 −11.6%
1980 220 −3.9%
1990 196 −10.9%
2000 139 −29.1%
2010 131 −5.8%
2019 (est.) 120 −8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 131 people, 77 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 524.0 inhabitants per square mile (202.3/km2). There were 94 housing units at an average density of 376.0 per square mile (145.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White and 0.8% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 77 households, of which 6.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.9% were non-families. 49.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 29.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.70 and the average family size was 2.41.

The median age in the city was 63.9 years. 7.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.2% were from 45 to 64; and 48.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.5% male and 56.5% female.

Events

  • Duck Fest October

Notable people

  • Phyllis Bryn-Julson, opera singer
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