Bowling Green, Kentucky Population 2019
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.
Population Size and Density in Bowling Green
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.
Bowling Green Age and Gender Statistics
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 was taken in 2010, indicating that an increase in Bowling Green is showing no sign of slowing down in the years ahead.
Bowling Green Demographics
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bowling Green was:
- White: 73.83%
- Black or African American: 13.71%
- Asian: 4.88%
- Other race: 3.78%
- Two or more races: 3.30%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.38%
- Native American: 0.12%
Bowling Green, Kentucky's estimated population is 68,401 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Bowling Green, Kentucky is the 3rd largest city in Kentucky based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 1767.27 people/mi² (682.34 people/km²), with a household density of 263.34 people/km² (682.04 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 27.2 years, 26.6 years for males, and 28.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 26,398 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.2%, with a median rent of $722/month. The median house has 5 rooms, and has a value of $145,500.
The median income for households in Bowling Green, Kentucky is $39,901, while the mean household income is $55,350.