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Bow Mar, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Bow Mar had a population of 869 as of July 1, 2016. Bow Mar ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bow Mar is located at latitude 39.6266 and longitude -105.0509 in Arapahoe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bow Mar (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Arapahoe County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,518 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Bow Mar are located in Arapahoe County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jefferson County.

The Town of Bow Mar (GNIS ID: 2411713) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Bow Mar is located within Southwest Arapahoe Division of Arapahoe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bow Mar population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bow Mar, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 869
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 793
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,269
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (85.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $786,458
Average Home Value $817,857


Median Household Income $120,384
Average Household Income $189,038
Per Capita Income $65,802
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.52%
Households -0.11% 0.48%
Families -1.49% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Bow Mar, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bow Mar to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado 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 # 226 51st
Population Density1 # 146 68th
Diversity Index2 # 353 23rd
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 21 96th

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