Bowlus, Minnesota

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Bowlus, Minnesota
City
Location of Bowlus, Minnesota
Location of Bowlus, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°49′N 94°24′W / 45.817°N 94.400°W / 45.817; -94.400
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Morrison
Area[1]
 • Total 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 290
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 288
 • Density 232.0/sq mi (89.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56314
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-07066[4]
GNIS feature ID 0640404[5]

Bowlus is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 290 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Bowlus was platted in July 1907, and was incorporated in September 1908.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Bowlus has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

Morrison County Roads 24 and 26; State Highway 238; and Main Street are four of the main routes in the community.

Bowlus has a fire department, a medical squad, two cafes, a bar, a church, and two gasoline stations.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 290 people, 114 households, and 79 families residing in Bowlus. The population density was 232.0 inhabitants per square mile (89.6/km2). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 97.6 per square mile (37.7/km2). The racial makeup was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races.

There were 114 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in Bowlus was 33 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The sexual makeup was 55.2% male and 44.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 260 people, 105 households, and 74 families residing in Bowlus. The population density was 208.2 people per square mile (80.3/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 88.9 per square mile (34.3/km²). The racial makeup was 100.00% White.

There were 105 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

The population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 111.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in Bowlus was $32,222, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $25,104 versus $24,063 for females. The per capita income was $13,868. About 6.2% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 46.0% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 45°49′N 94°24′W / 45.817°N 94.400°W / 45.817; -94.400