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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

Population2000201020222027
Bowlus231265274266

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Population by Age

Population201020222027
0-4221817
5-9182019
10-14172220
15-19151519
20-24161010
25-2917129
30-34181910
35-39142120
40-44232021
45-49241319
50-54162213
55-59152220
60-64151620
65-69141414
70-7471312
75-7941010
80-84557
85+244
18+199206197
Median Age384042

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Population by Race

Bowlus2022
Total274.000
White Alone97.810
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.360
Asian Alone0.000
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.730
Two or More Races1.090
Hispanic Origin1.460
Diversity Index7.100

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Growth Rate

Bowlus2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%-1%
Households0%-1%
Families0%-1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020222027
Households91109111108
Housing Units94113115115
Owner Occupied Units9997
Renter Occupied Units1212
Vacant Units47

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Home Value

Bowlus20222027
Median Home Value$268,750$291,667
Average Home Value$296,970$316,927
<$50,00011
$50,000 - $99,99954
$100,000 - $149,9991411
$150,000 - $199,999108
$200,000 - $249,9991514
$250,000 - $299,9991212
$300,000 - $399,9991920
$400,000 - $499,9991415
$500,000 - $749,999810
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-20097
1990-19997
1980-198916
1970-197920
1960-19696
1950-195910
1940-19493
1939 or Before59

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

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Income
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Income

Bowlus20222027
Median Household$73,448$78,962
Average Household$91,687$104,539
Per Capita$34,046$38,201

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Household Income Base

Bowlus2022
<$15,0006
$15,000 - $24,9996
$25,000 - $34,9997
$35,000 - $49,99915
$50,000 - $74,99923
$75,000 - $99,99917
$100,000 - $149,99923
$150,000 - $199,99911
$200,000+4

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+119
In-County Residents49
Out-of-County Residents69
Drive Alone103
Carpooled4
Public Transport0
Work at Home7
Less than 5 minutes3
5-9 minutes4
10-14 minutes9
15-19 minutes10
20-24 minutes22
25-29 minutes5
30-34 minutes34
35-39 minutes2
40-44 minutes5
45-59 minutes8
60-89 minutes1
90+ minutes9
Average Travel Time36

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees43
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 Admin7
Auto Repair/Maintenance1
Public Administration Emp11

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

Educational Attainment (25+)

Bowlus2022
Some High School11
Graduated High School75
Associates Degree29
Bachelor's Degree23
Graduate Degree6

Source: ESRI, 2022-11-10

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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, 2022-11-10

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