Bowers, Delaware

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Bowers, Delaware
Town
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Location in Kent County and the state of Delaware.
Coordinates: 39°3′36″N 75°23′55″W / 39.06000°N 75.39861°W / 39.06000; -75.39861Coordinates: 39°3′36″N 75°23′55″W / 39.06000°N 75.39861°W / 39.06000; -75.39861
Country United States
State Delaware
County Kent
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 335
 • Density 1,063.4/sq mi (410.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 302
FIPS code 10-07250

Bowers is a town in Kent County, Delaware, United States.[1] It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 335.[2]

History[edit]

The Fourteen Foot Bank Light and Saxton United Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bowers is located at 39°3′36″N 75°23′55″W / 39.06000°N 75.39861°W / 39.06000; -75.39861 (39.060014, -75.398571)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is land and 3.33% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 305 people, 138 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,063.4 people per square mile (406.1/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 781.0 per square mile (298.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.48% White, 5.25% African American, 0.98% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races.

There were 138 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,031, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,404. About 10.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under the age of eighteen and 15.1% of those sixty five or over.

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