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Bowie
  • Suburb in Maryland

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

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Bowie is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 58,158. Bowie is in Prince George's County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Bowie offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bowie there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Bowie and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,937
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    72.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    8.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    20.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    108.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    752.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    67.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Bowie

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,796
National
$64,994

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