Bowmanstown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bowmanstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bowmanstown had a population of 896 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bowmanstown is located at latitude 40.8014 and longitude -75.6611 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bowmanstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 492 feet.

The Borough of Bowmanstown (GNIS ID: 1215043) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowmanstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowmanstown: Bowmans Station, Bowmansville.

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Bowmanstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 896
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 529
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 896
Population in Familes 683
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,165
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,997
Average Household Income $59,861
Per Capita Income $25,922


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $156,928
Average Home Value $164,130


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.62% -0.59%
Households -0.69% -0.63%
Families -0.84% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Bowmanstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowmanstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1032 41st
Population Density # 984 44th
Diversity Index # 693 60th
Median Household Income # 916 48th
Per Capita Income # 900 49th

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