Bowden celebrated their 100th birthday in 2004.

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Elevation: 3296 Feet

Longitude & Latitude
N. 51° 55.956'
W. 114° 02.068'

2101 - 20 Avenue, Box 338
Bowden AB T0M 0K0
Ph: 403-224-3395
Fax: 403-224-2244

Location and Demographics

Bowden is conveniently located right off of Highway 2, almost halfway between Red Deer and Calgary. Bowden is located in south-central Alberta, 25 miles (40 kilometres) SSW of the City of Red Deer. Connecting highways are Highways 2 and 2A, and SR 587.

Civic Address Map | Street Map | Highway Map to Bowden

Quickest Route Miles Kilometers
Bowden to Olds 12.3 19.8
Bowden to Red Deer 30.9 49.7
Bowden to Calgary 60 96
Bowden to Edmonton 126 203

Official Population List from Statistics Canada showed Bowden's population at 1,240 following the 2016 federal census.

The median age, that is, the age at which half the population is older and half is younger, in Bowden is 38.9 years.

Bowden saw steady population growth from 2001 to 2006.

Alberta has a continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. The average date of first fall frost has traditionally been September 8. The average date of last spring frost is May 23, with an average frost-free period of 108 days. Hours of daylight range from a low of 7 ½ hours in Winter Solstice to almost 17 hours in Summer.

Temperature ranges in summer (June to August) from 15° C to 23° C (60° F to 73° F).

Temperature ranges in winter (November to February) from -8° C to -25° C (18° F to -13° F).

Our warmest month is July with an average high of 23.2°C; coldest, January (high -3.6°C). We get about 1900 hours of sunshine annually. Bowden experiences between 130 and 135 cm of snowfall each year.

SOURCE: Environment Canada, Stats Canada

The Employment Rate (the percentage of the population 15 years and older who are employed) is 59.4% in Bowden.

Major occupational groups in the Bowden area include Sales and service occupations, Trades and equipment operators, Business and Finance, Management occupations, natural and applied sciences and related occupations, and those in the processing and manufacturing industries. The median family income in 2005 was $43,228.

    Labour Force, 2006

For more information on the demographics of Bowden, please contact Town Office.

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