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Bowen, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bowen had a population of 472 as of July 1, 2017. Bowen ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowen is located at latitude 40.2321 and longitude -91.0633 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bowen (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 686 feet.

The Village of Bowen (GNIS ID: 2398155) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Bowen is located within Township of Chili, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hancock County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowen: Bowensburg, Bowensburgh.

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Bowen, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 472
Daytime Population: Workers 124
Daytime Population: Residents 250
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 374
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 462
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,103
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $38,973
Average Household Income $52,150
Per Capita Income $20,664


Total Housing Units 213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $53,409
Average Home Value $99,155


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.63% -0.77%
Households -0.43% -0.75%
Families -0.43% -0.65%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Bowen, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowen to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 956 30th
Population Density # 699 49th
Diversity Index # 1300 5th
Median Household Income # 1211 12th
Per Capita Income # 1239 10th

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