Community Demographics
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POPULATION
Bowman County:
2000 concensus 3,242
Bowman City:
2000 Census 1,600
LOCATION
Distance in Miles from:
Dickinson, ND 80 miles
Miles City, MT 120 miles
Rapid City, SD 175 miles
Average Elevation 2,960 MSL
CLIMATE
Annual Avg. Temp F. 42.5 degrees
Monthly Avg. Temp F:
January 13.1 degrees
July 70 degrees
Annual Avg. Rainfall 14-16 in.
Annual Avg. Snowfall 32 in.
Prevailing Winds Northwest
MEDICAL
Hospitals 1
Number of Beds 23
Medical Clinics
2
Nursing Homes 1
Number of Beds 66
Doctors 2
Physicians Assistant 1
Dentists 2
Chiropractic Clinics 3
Optometrists 1
Specialists & Air Ambulance Available:
Ground Ambulances 2
Full-time Paramedic 2
COMMUNICATIONS
Newspapers:
Bowman Co. Pioneer Weekly
The Finder Weekly
The EIDO Connect Weekly
AM Radio Station KPOK 1340 AM
Cable TV: Yes 43 Channels
Telephone Service:
Midco
Consolidated Telcom
Post Office 1st Class
UTILITIES & SERVICES
Electric:
Montana Dakota Utilities
PO Box 1407
Dickinson, ND 58601
Call 1-800-MDU-FAST
City Service
Slope Electric Coop.
PO Box 338
New England, ND 58647
Call 1-800-559-4191
Rural Service
Natural Gas:
Montana-Dakota Utilities
Call 1-800-MDU-FAST
City & Cnty
Other Fuels:
Fuel Oil Distributors Yes
LP Gas Distributors Yes
Water:
Supplier: Deep Wells, City of Bowman
Formation Source: Fox Hills
Hell Park
GPD Load Peak: 1,000,000
Storage Capacity: 800,000 Gal
Storage Type: Overhead
Sewers:
Storm Sewer Coverage 80%
Sanitary Sewer Coverage 99%
Lagoon Treatment Plant 5-Cells
Capacity 42 Acres
Solid Waste Disposal Pit Type
TRANSPORTATION
Highway Service: US 85 & US 12
Nearest Interstate Interchange:
From City Limits 60 miles
Railroad Service: Burlington-Santa Fe
FREIGHT CARRIERS
Motor Freight:
Midwest Terminal 80 miles
UPS Terminal 80 miles
Air Freight:
Nearest Airport 1+ mile
Bowman Municipal Airport
Runway Length 4,800 ft
Runway Surface Asphalt
Lights & Instrument Appproach (GPS)
Airport Services:
Jet fuel, Jet Maintenance, Courtesy Car
Ground Freight:
Parcel Service, UPS, US Mail, Federal Express
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Apartments 16
Motels 6
Total Rooms
132
Churches:
Protestant
4
Catholic
1
Grocery Stores 2
Libraries 2
Pharmacies
1
Gas Stations 5
SCHOOLS
Bowman 40 Teachers
Elementary (K-6)
190 enrolled
Junior High (7-8)
65 enrolled
High School (9-12)
123 enrolled
Scranton 19 Teachers
Elementary (K-6)
62 enrolled
Jr/Sr High (7-12)
50 enrolled
Rhame 3 Teachers
Elementary (K-6)
30 enrolled
PUBLIC RECREATION
Ball Fields 3
Basketball Courts 1
Bowling Allys 1
Golf Courses 2
Indoor Movies 1
Parks 5
Swimming Pools 1
Tennis Courts 1
OTHER RECREATION FACILITIES
Fairgrounds & Rodeo Arena
Indoor All Seasons Arena
Historical Museum
Recreation Complex
State Campground
Football & Track Field
Tourism Center
Bowman Haley Dam Lake & Marina
GOVERNMENT
Type of Government: City Commission
City Police Dept. 3 FT Officers
County Sheriff Dept 2 FT Sheriff
1 PT Deputies
Fire Dept. 24 Volunteers
7 Trucks, 1 Resue Van
Fire Insurance Rating = 7
Service Provided by Industry Beyond Corporate Limits or by County:
Rural Fire Deptartment
Planning Commission
Industrial Plan
Zoning Regulations
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Banks 5
LABOR ANALYSIS
Radius of Labor Drawing Area: 60 mi.
Est. Available Workers
County (2003) 1,763
Unemployment Rate 1.8 %
Right-to-Work Law Yes


MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Name Description Year Est. Total
Southwest Healthcare Services * Healthcare 2001 180
Bowman Public Schools Education 1907 85
Scranton Equity Exchange Grain Elevator 1914 60
Scranton School Education 2009 32
* St. Lukes Tri-State Hospital & Sunset Care Corp. merged into
Southwest Health Care Services. More information can be provioded upon request