Bowie County

Bowie County, Texas

710 James Bowie Dr
New Boston, TX 75570
Phone: (903) 628-2571
Fax: (903) 628-6729

On the northeastern border of TX, northwest of Shreveport, LA; organized 1840 (prior to statehood) from Red River County. Name Origin: For Col. James A. Bowie (1795-1836), pioneer and officer in the Texas Revolution, killled at the Alamo. The bowie knife is named for him

Area (sq mi):: 922.77 (land 887.87; water 34.90) Population per square mile: 102.10
Population 2005: 90,643 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 9.40% Population 2000: 89,306 (White 70.20%; Black or African American 23.40%; Hispanic or Latino 4.50%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.80%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,357; median household $33,001; Population below poverty level: 17.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,795-$24,540
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Texarkana (35,492)

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    The convicted killer has a long history of arrests and convictions dating back 15 years for crimes including burglary, theft and assault. In February 2014, Cochran was arrested in Bowie County, Texas after being accused of raping his ex-girlfriend's 17-year-old daughter in a car.  According to ( NBC Dallas Fort-Worth News , the 2014 case went to a jury trial in January 2015 in which he was reportedly acquitted.
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