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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201767,0671,5282.33%
201665,5391,4132.20%
201564,1261,3852.21%
201462,7417541.22%
201361,9871,2692.09%
201260,7188831.48%
201159,8355971.01%
201059,2389,94220.17%
200049,2968,65521.30%
199040,6411910.47%
198040,4503,74510.20%
197036,7058,36729.53%
196028,3389,99154.46%
195018,3473,76225.79%
194014,5852,23718.12%
193012,3482,71028.12%
19209,6384655.07%
19109,17394711.51%
19008,2264235.42%
18907,8032,68952.58%
18805,11454011.81%
18704,5740.00%

Bowling Green Population in 2018Source: OPMaster at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White45,838
Black or African American9,197
Asian3,026
Some Other Race2,839
Two or More Races1,623
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander219
American Indian and Alaska Native82

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bowling Green Population Pyramid 2018

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Bowling Green Median Age

27.8


Total

27.3


Male

28.3


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 52,916 adults in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

47.4

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
4.9
Houses Without Mortgage
3,459
Houses With Mortgage
5,640
Vacancy Rate
8.9
Median Rent
687
Median Home Value
143,500
Renter-Occupied Units
14,496
Owner-Occupied Units
9,099
Total Housing Units
25,908

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Bowling Green for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5% and the labor force participation rate is 62.7%.

Bowling Green Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.37
Average Family Size
3.06
Total Households
23595
Married Couple Households
8400
Male Householder (no wife) Families
1240
Female Householder (no husband) Families
3160
Non Family Households
10795
Total Families
12800
Households With Own Children
6199
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.9
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

Bowling Green Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
2,903
$10,000 to $14,999
2,332
$15,000 to $24,999
3,431
$25,000 to $34,999
2,522
$35,000 to $49,999
3,776
$50,000 to $74,999
3,928
$75,000 to $99,999
2,176
$100,000 to $149,999
1,592
$150,000 to $199,999
411
Over $200,000
524

Bowling Green Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

Bowling Green

Kentucky

$37,183

$44,811

$50,802

$61,757

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Bowling Green Education Data

Bowling Green Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
2,5967.54%
9th to 12th Grade
2,4567.14%
High School Graduate
9,74428.32%
Some College
7,50121.80%
Associates Degree
2,2866.64%
Bachelors Degree
5,75016.71%
Graduate Degree
4,07811.85%