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John Gross filed a homestead in 1866 on the land where Bowlus is now located. After several property transfers it became the property of the Soo Line Railroad Company. The village was platted in 1907 and incorporated in 1910. Bowlus grew as a community sustained by agriculture. Farm products such as wheat, oats and potatoes were shipped out on the Soo Line Railway. Farm animals and poultry were also part of the livelihood of the residents. Merchants included a meat market, blacksmith shop, saloon, implement dealer, livery and feed store. Bowlus is still well-known for its meat market and butchering. A business unique to Bowlus, due to its beautiful groves of maple trees, has been the production of maple syrup.

Bowlus was settled by many families of Polish descent. The centerpiece of the community is the stately Polish Catholic Church. It speaks of the faith, dedication and hard work of the people of Bowlus. Bowlus is still a traditional small town with an area set aside for industrial development that the City Council hopes will grow many businesses.

Bowlus Industrial Park

Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Bowlus252290309317

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4332121
5-9162323
10-14142525
15-19141825
20-24191213
25-29351310
30-34212213
35-3992323
40-44202225
45-49281622
50-54142516
55-59132626
60-6491725
65-69171516
70-74111314
75-7981011
80-84658
85+344
18+220228235
Median Age334041

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Bowlus2020
Total309.000
White Alone98.700
Black Alone0.320
American Indian Alone0.320
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.320
Two or More Races0.320
Hispanic Origin0.650
Diversity Index4.500

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Bowlus2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%0%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households95114121124
Housing Units101122130134
Owner Occupied Units103105
Renter Occupied Units1819
Vacant Units910

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Bowlus20202025
Median Home Value$205,000$220,313
Average Home Value$239,320$250,238
<$50,00032
$50,000 - $99,999108
$100,000 - $149,9992423
$150,000 - $199,9991313
$200,000 - $249,9991516
$250,000 - $299,9991315
$300,000 - $399,9991416
$400,000 - $499,99967
$500,000 - $749,99933
$1,000,000 +11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200910
1990-19996
1980-198911
1970-197911
1960-196910
1950-195910
1940-19496
1939 or Before56

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Bowlus20202025
Median Household$63,034$66,976
Average Household$78,370$85,702
Per Capita$29,234$32,192

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Bowlus2020
<$15,0008
$15,000 - $24,99911
$25,000 - $34,9998
$35,000 - $49,99916
$50,000 - $74,99928
$75,000 - $99,99918
$100,000 - $149,99922
$150,000 - $199,9996
$200,000+4

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+105
In-County Residents32
Out-of-County Residents72
Drive Alone86
Carpooled8
Public Transport0
Work at Home6
Less than 5 minutes1
5-9 minutes12
10-14 minutes4
15-19 minutes5
20-24 minutes15
25-29 minutes2
30-34 minutes21
35-39 minutes7
40-44 minutes9
45-59 minutes12
60-89 minutes3
90+ minutes8
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees55
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction0
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade7
  
Retail Trade9
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip6
Food & Beverage Stores3
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str0
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse2
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services0
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs7
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places7
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin6
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp24

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Bowlus2020
Some High School15
Graduated High School79
Associates Degree30
Bachelor's Degree27
Graduate Degree7

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses9
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus0
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus1
  
Retail Trade Bus2
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus0
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus0
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus2
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus2
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus2
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus1

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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