Bowman County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Founded 1883
Seat Bowman
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,167 sq mi (3,023 km²)
1,162 sq mi (3,010 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.42%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Bowman County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 3,242. Its county seat is Bowman6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,022 km² (1,167 sq mi). 3,010 km² (1,162 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

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As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,242 people, 1,358 households, and 890 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (3/sq mi). There were 1,596 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.98% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,358 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 4.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,906, and the median income for a family was $39,485. Males had a median income of $28,682 versus $17,992 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,662. About 5.90% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over.

USS Bowman County[]

The U.S. Navy ship USS Bowman County (LST-391), a tank landing ship in World War II, was named after this county.



Note: all incorporated communities in North Dakota are called "cities" regardless of their size.


  • Adelaide
  • Amor
  • Bowman
  • Boyesen
  • Buena Vista
  • Fischbein
  • Gascoyne
  • Gem
  • Goldfield
  • Grainbelt
  • Grand River
  • Haley
  • Ladd
  • Langberg
  • Marion
  • Minnehaha
  • Nebo
  • Rhame
  • Scranton
  • Star
  • Stillwater
  • Sunny Slope
  • Talbot
  • Whiting

Coordinates: 46°07′N 103°31′W / 46.11, -103.52

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