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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

Population2000201020212026
Bowlus252290305312

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4332020
5-9162222
10-14142524
15-19141723
20-24191211
25-29351310
30-34212113
35-3992323
40-44202224
45-49281522
50-54142415
55-59132525
60-6491725
65-69171616
70-74111514
75-7981112
80-84658
85+344
18+220228231
Median Age334042

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Bowlus2021
Total305.000
White Alone98.680
Black Alone0.330
American Indian Alone0.330
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.330
Two or More Races0.330
Hispanic Origin0.660
Diversity Index4.500

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Bowlus2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%1%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households95114120123
Housing Units101122129133
Owner Occupied Units103106
Renter Occupied Units1717
Vacant Units910

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Bowlus20212026
Median Home Value$253,571$285,000
Average Home Value$294,231$322,248
<$50,00011
$50,000 - $99,99964
$100,000 - $149,9991814
$150,000 - $199,9991110
$200,000 - $249,9991515
$250,000 - $299,9991415
$300,000 - $399,9991721
$400,000 - $499,9991216
$500,000 - $749,999710
$1,000,000 +11

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-200910
1990-19996
1980-198914
1970-197916
1960-19696
1950-19599
1940-19496
1939 or Before64

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Bowlus20212026
Median Household$65,565$72,281
Average Household$80,306$88,292
Per Capita$30,348$33,427

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Bowlus2021
<$15,0007
$15,000 - $24,9998
$25,000 - $34,9999
$35,000 - $49,99918
$50,000 - $74,99926
$75,000 - $99,99918
$100,000 - $149,99922
$150,000 - $199,9999
$200,000+4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+122
In-County Residents49
Out-of-County Residents72
Drive Alone100
Carpooled9
Public Transport0
Work at Home6
Less than 5 minutes1
5-9 minutes13
10-14 minutes6
15-19 minutes9
20-24 minutes23
25-29 minutes6
30-34 minutes23
35-39 minutes5
40-44 minutes8
45-59 minutes11
60-89 minutes2
90+ minutes9
Average Travel Time35

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees53
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 Admin4
Auto Repair/Maintenance1
Public Administration Emp24

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Bowlus2021
Some High School14
Graduated High School82
Associates Degree30
Bachelor's Degree26
Graduate Degree7

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses10
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 Bus3
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus1

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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