C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$87,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$674
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    784
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    637
    525
  • Theft
    2,840
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    98
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$22,102
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

    Bowdon Reviews

    11 reviews
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    As noted, the town is a small one. Due to this there are familiar faces, meaning a gift of having more trustworthy employers and employees. One could get a job at the body shop, car washes, gas stations, grocery, salon. It all depends on if you can creatively find work here. As a high school graduate, the jobs will range mostly in the minimum wage, which is to be expected. As for the job outlook, it doesn't seem to harbor an increase or decrease in opportunities. The best bet here is probably to find a job at the local drugstore or family-owned business.
    Review Bowdon
    In all honesty, there is not much variety. It is mostly comprised of fast food joints, two Mexican restaurants side-by-side (almost literally), a chicken wings joint and a Southern food restaurant comes to mind. Otherwise, there isn't really anything at all else to choose from. While having a homey feel, there lacks a variety and a GOOD, nutritious quality to the foods. Although, it is kind of cool to have dinner specials named after the town that everyone shares and enjoys.
    My only complaint is that there isn't more or closer shopping. We have one grocery store, and the next closer being 20 minutes away, with Walmart being the closest department store at 30 minutes. But all in all, its a nice place to live, with plenty of close attractions to enjoy with the family.