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Bowman, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bowman had a population of 937 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bowman is located at latitude 33.3482 and longitude -80.6844 in Orangeburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bowman (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Orangeburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Town of Bowman (GNIS ID: 2405307) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bowman is located within Bowman Division of Orangeburg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowman 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 Bowman: Dibble.

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Bowman, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 937
Population in Households 937
Population in Familes 763
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 783
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $53,333
Average Home Value $113,636


Median Household Income $24,268
Average Household Income $37,338
Per Capita Income $15,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.41%
Households -0.61% -0.47%
Families -0.32% -0.57%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.7%
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.

Bowman, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowman to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina 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 # 243 39th
Population Density1 # 170 57th
Diversity Index2 # 229 42nd
Median Household Income # 382 4th
Per Capita Income # 360 9th

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