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Bowen, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bowen had a population of 484 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowen: Bowensburg, Bowensburgh.

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Bowen, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 484
Population in Households 475
Population in Familes 389
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,131
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $50,581
Average Home Value $98,366


Median Household Income $36,293
Average Household Income $50,640
Per Capita Income $20,065
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.33%
Households -0.08% -0.21%
Families 0.12% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 950 31st
Population Density1 # 683 50th
Diversity Index2 # 1320 3rd
Median Household Income # 1250 9th
Per Capita Income # 1219 11th

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