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Bowlus Demographics

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

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Bowlus city 252 290 295 298
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 33 21 19
5-9 16 24 21
10-14 14 21 27
15-19 14 16 20
20-24 19 12 11
25-29 35 17 10
30-34 21 22 18
35-39 9 22 22
40-44 20 17 22
45-49 28 22 17
50-54 14 26 22
55-59 13 19 25
60-64 9 16 18
65-69 17 15 14
70-74 11 13 13
75-79 8 7 10
80-84 6 4 5
85+ 3 4 4
18+ 220 222 219
Median Age 33 39 40
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Bowlus city 2016
Total 295
White Alone 98.980
Black Alone 0.000
American Indian Alone 0.340
Asian Alone 0.000
Pacific Islander Alone 0.000
Some Other Race 0.340
Two or More Races 0.340
Hispanic Origin 0.680
Diversity Index 4.700
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 95 114 116 117
Housing Units 101 122 125 126
Owner Occupied Units 99 100
Renter Occupied Units 16 17
Vacant Units 9 9
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Bowlus city 2016 2021
Median Household $57,678 $62,584
Average Household $74,577 $82,093
Per Capita $27,935 $30,703
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Bowlus city 2016
<$15,000 10
$15,000 - $24,999 9
$25,000 - $34,999 8
$35,000 - $49,999 16
$50,000 - $74,999 35
$75,000 - $99,999 12
$100,000 - $149,999 15
$150,000 - $199,999 7
$200,000+ 4
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Bowlus city 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 0% 0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 1% 0%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Bowlus Quality Life

Home Value

Bowlus city 2016 2021
Median Home Value $189,706 $214,474
Average Home Value $225,743 $243,812
<$50,000 6 4
$50,000 - $99,999 10 5
$100,000 - $149,999 21 17
$150,000 - $199,999 17 19
$200,000 - $249,999 14 19
$250,000 - $299,999 9 12
$300,000 - $399,999 11 11
$400,000 - $499,999 11 12
$500,000 - $749,999 1 1
$750,000 - $999,999 0 0
$1,000,000 + 1 1
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 0
2000-2009 10
1990-1999 7
1980-1989 9
1970-1979 19
1960-1969 19
1950-1959 4
1940-1949 13
1939 or Before 50
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 154
In-County Residents 49
Out-of-County Residents 105
Drive Alone 116
Carpooled 23
Public Transport 0
Work at Home 3
Less than 5 minutes 14
5-9 minutes 4
10-14 minutes 7
15-19 minutes 9
20-24 minutes 18
25-29 minutes 11
30-34 minutes 29
35-39 minutes 24
40-44 minutes 8
45-59 minutes 14
60-89 minutes 5
90+ minutes 8
Average Travel Time 35
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Bowlus Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 57
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 3
Mining 0
Utilities 0
Construction 1
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale Trade 9
   
Retail Trade 3
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 0
Furn & Home Furnish Str 0
Electronics & Appl Store 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 0
Food & Beverage Stores 3
Health/Pers Care Stores 0
Gasoline Stations 0
Clothing/Accessory Store 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 0
General Merchandise Str 0
Misc Store Retailers 0
Nonstore Retailers 0
   
Transportation/Warehouse 2
Information 0
   
Finance & Insurance 0
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 0
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 0
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 0
Legal Services 0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 0
Educational Services 0
HealthCare/Social Assist 0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 0
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 7
Accommodation 0
Food Srv/Drinking Places 7
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 8
Auto Repair/Maintenance 0
Public Administration Emp 24
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Bowlus Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 13
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 1
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 0
Construction Bus 1
Manufacturing Bus 0
Wholesale Trade Bus 2
   
Retail Trade Bus 1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 1
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 0
Gasoline Stations Bus 0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 0
General Merchandise Str Bus 0
Misc Store Retailers Bus 0
Nonstore Retailers Bus 0
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 1
Information Bus 0
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 1
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 0
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 0
Legal Services Bus 0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 0
Educational Services Bus 0
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 0
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 2
Accommodation Bus 0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 2
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 3
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 0
Public Administration Bus 1
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Bowlus Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 10
Graduated High School 85
Associates Degree 28
Bachelor's Degree 16
Graduate Degree 8
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $144,998
College School Books/Supplies $6,695
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $155
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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The Burton-Rosenmeier House

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Little Falls' leading example of Neoclassical architecture, built c. 1900 and owned successively by notable local merchant Barney Burton and attorney/politician Christian Rosenmeier. Now houses the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.