Bowdle, South Dakota

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Bowdle, South Dakota

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High Points

Bowdle strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

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Top 1% trophy Bowdle Short Commute Times
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Top 1% trophy Bowdle Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
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Top 1% trophy Bowdle Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 4% trophy Bowdle Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Bowdle, South Dakota

Comparing Bowdle to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Bowdle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 108 miles SE of Bismarck, North Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 313 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Edmunds
Standard Zip Codes 57428
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.453
Longitude -99.653

Bowdle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ROSCOE
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 20.2 inches
Station SELBY
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 33 to 58 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 22 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 56 to 85 F
Oct Temp 31 to 60 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Bowdle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 571 100%
Male 264 46.2%
Female 307 53.8%
Under 18 127 22.2%
18+ 444 77.8%
65+ 203 35.6%
Median Age 47.1
Average Family Size 2.93
White 567 99.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Bowdle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 523
Growth -48
Growth % -8.4%

Bowdle Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 72.2%
Norwegian 8.1%
US/American 5.9%
Russian 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Ukrainian 1.7%
English 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Irish 1%
Swedish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bowdle 571 $34,091
Eureka 1,101 $30,956
Hosmer 287 $37,813
Hoven 511 $38,750
Java 197 $36,875
Roscoe 324 $36,250
Selby 736 $37,500

Bowdle Public Libraries

Reverend Martin Bieber Public Lib
123 MAIN
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Bowdle High Schools (2004)

3083 2ND AVE
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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