Bowling Green, Kentucky Population 2018
Bowling Green is a city located in the state of Kentucky. It is located in Warren County, where it is the county seat. It is the third-most populous city in Kentucky, falling only behind Lexington and Louisville. Bowling Green is home to many major manufacturers, including Fruit of the Loom and the Bowling Green Assembly Plant that assembles Chevy Corvettes. The city is also the site of Western Kentucky University, the second largest public university in Kentucky. In the past, the city has been named as one of the best places in the nation for retirement. Bowling Green had a population of 58,067 at the time of the 2010 census. Recent estimates show that the number of residents has since risen to 67,924. Bowling Green has a total area of 35.6 square miles, and it has a population density of 1,392 people per square mile.
A little over three-quarters of Bowling Green’s population is white. The remainder of the population is 13.9% black, 4.2% Asian, 2.16% is another race, and 2.7% are mixed race. Native Americans and Pacific Islanders each make up less than 1% of the total population, while 6.5% of the population is of Hispanic or Latino origin. People that are 18 to 24 make up the largest age group, accounting for 28% of the population. Over 20% of the population is under the age of 18, while 10.6% are at least 65 years old. There are more women than men, with women making up 51.7% of Bowling Green’s population. Approximately 19.4% of the city’s residents live below the federal poverty line. The educational and job opportunities available in Bowling Green have contributed to its steady growth since its founding. Recent estimates show that the city’s population is up 12.3% since the last census taken in 2010, indicating that growth in Bowling Green is showing no sign of slowing down in the years ahead.