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Bowman, North Dakota
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Location of Bowman, North Dakota
Location of Bowman, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Bowman
Founded 1907
Area
 • Total 1.86 sq mi (4.83 km2)
 • Land 1.86 sq mi (4.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,963 ft (903 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,650
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,599
 • Density 857.83/sq mi (331.15/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58623
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-08700
GNIS feature ID 1028099
Highways US 12, US 85
Website BowmanND.com

Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. Its population was 1,650 at the 2010 census.

History

Bowman was founded in 1907 at about the same time the railroad was extended to that point. The city took its name from Bowman County. A post office has been in operation at Bowman since 1907.

Geography

Bowman is located at 46°10′54″N 103°24′1″W / 46.18167°N 103.40028°W / 46.18167; -103.40028 (46.181791, -103.400211). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bowman has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Climate data for Bowman, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 28.1
(-2.17)
32.2
(0.11)
41.8
(5.44)
55.1
(12.83)
65.6
(18.67)
75.0
(23.89)
83.8
(28.78)
83.6
(28.67)
72.0
(22.22)
56.3
(13.5)
41.2
(5.11)
29.6
(-1.33)
55.4
(13)
Average low °F (°C) 7.0
(-13.89)
10.4
(-12)
19.1
(-7.17)
29.6
(-1.33)
40.6
(4.78)
50.1
(10.06)
56.2
(13.44)
54.3
(12.39)
42.9
(6.06)
30.6
(-0.78)
18.8
(-7.33)
8.2
(-13.22)
30.7
(-0.72)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.51
(13)
0.48
(12.2)
0.87
(22.1)
1.23
(31.2)
2.47
(62.7)
3.08
(78.2)
2.14
(54.4)
1.09
(27.7)
1.21
(30.7)
1.38
(35.1)
0.59
(15)
0.47
(11.9)
15.51
(394)
Snowfall inches (cm) 9.7
(24.6)
8.3
(21.1)
10.1
(25.7)
7.8
(19.8)
1.9
(4.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.5
(1.3)
3.3
(8.4)
7.7
(19.6)
8.1
(20.6)
57.4
(145.8)
Source: NOAA

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 481
1920 767 59.5%
1930 888 15.8%
1940 967 8.9%
1950 1,382 42.9%
1960 1,730 25.2%
1970 1,762 1.8%
1980 2,071 17.5%
1990 1,741 −15.9%
2000 1,600 −8.1%
2010 1,650 3.1%
Est. 2019 1,599 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,650 people, 760 households, and 422 families living in the city. The population density was 1,078.4 inhabitants per square mile (416.4/km2). There were 867 housing units at an average density of 566.7 per square mile (218.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 760 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 48.4 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 26.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Education

The city is home to Bowman County School District 1, which operates Bowman County High School.

Notable people

  • Chris Tuchscherer, mixed martial arts and UFC Fighter
  • Shaun Sipma, Current Mayor of Minot
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