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Bowlus, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Bowlus had a population of 295 as of July 1, 2016. Bowlus ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowlus is located at latitude 45.8191 and longitude -94.4075 in Morrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowlus (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Morrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The City of Bowlus (GNIS ID: 2394229) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowlus 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 Bowlus: City of Bowlus.

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Bowlus, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 295
Population in Households 295
Population in Familes 249
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 99 (79.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $189,706
Average Home Value $225,743


Median Household Income $57,678
Average Household Income $74,577
Per Capita Income $27,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.2%
Households 0.28% 0.17%
Families 0.99% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Bowlus, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowlus to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 622 31st
Population Density1 # 671 26th
Diversity Index2 # 857 5th
Median Household Income # 316 65th
Per Capita Income # 421 54th

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