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Encyclopedia > Bowbells, North Dakota

Bowbells is a city located in Burke County, North Dakota. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 406. It is the county seat of Burke County6.


Bowbells is located at 48°48'14" North, 102°14'46" West (48.803761, _102.246146)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 km˛ (0.8 mi˛). 2.0 km˛ (0.8 mi˛) of it is land and 1.25% is water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 406 people, 174 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density is 198.4/km˛ (511.2/mi˛). There are 214 housing units at an average density of 104.6/km˛ (269.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 98.77% White, 0.00% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 174 households out of which 31.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,455, and the median income for a family is $35,625. Males have a median income of $30,833 versus $12,212 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,491. 8.6% of the population and 9.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=48.803761&longitude=_102.246146&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=48.803761&lon=_102.246146&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_102.246146&lat=48.803761&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Bowbells, North Dakota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (608 words)
Bowbells is the county seat of Burke County, North Dakota, a county that the Voice of America (VOA) noted was the "fastest-shrinking county in the nation" (as of 2005).
Bowbells is about 20 km (12 miles) south of the Canadian border, just off a 90-degree bend in U.S. Highway 52 and along the Canadian Pacific Railway, a railway serving the SunPrairie Grain grain terminal there.
Farmers in the area produce crops such as barley, canola, flax, oats, peas, sunflowers, durum and Hard Red Spring Wheat.
Bowbells Country Club, Bowbells North Dakota (109 words)
Bowbells Country Club is a nine hole semi-private golf course.
The greens are bermuda grass and the fairways are bluegrass.
Bowbells Country Club is open from 7:30 AM to sunset during the golf season: May 1 to Oct 1.
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