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Coordinates: 36°36′15″N 119°45′04″W / 36.60417°N 119.75111°W / 36.60417; -119.75111

Bowles, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Fresno County and the state of California
Coordinates: 36°36′15″N 119°45′04″W / 36.60417°N 119.75111°W / 36.60417; -119.75111
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
 - N/A
 - Senate Dean Florez (D)
 - Assembly Juan Arambula (D)
 - U. S. Congress Devin Nunes (R)
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 182
 - Density 455/sq mi (182/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93725
Area code(s) 559
FIPS code 06-07750
GNIS feature ID 1655840

Bowles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fresno County, California, United States. The population was 182 at the 2000 census. Bowles is located 11 miles (18 km) south of downtown Fresno,[1] at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m).[2]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


A post office operated at Bowles from 1904 to 1943.[1] The name honors a local pioneer family.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 182 people, 35 households, and 29 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 473.3 people per square mile (184.9/km²). There were 35 housing units at an average density of 91.0/sq mi (35.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.29% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 3.85% Asian, 28.02% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. 42.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 35 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.3% were non-families. 11.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.66 and the average family size was 4.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,750, and the median income for a family was $86,635. Males had a median income of $0 versus $42,813 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,735. About 21.7% of families and 34.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1006. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Bowles, California
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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