Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Warren County. With a 2020 population of 74,363, it is the 3rd largest city in Kentucky (after Louisville and Lexington) and the 488th largest city in the United States . Bowling Green is currently growing at a rate of 2.64% annually and its population has increased by 28.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,067 in 2010. Bowling Green reached it's highest population of 74,363 in 2021. Spanning over 40 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 1,885 people per square mile.
The average household income in Bowling Green is $61,314 with a poverty rate of 24.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $778 per month, and the median house value is $161,000. The median age in Bowling Green is 27 years, 27 years for males, and 27.1 years for females.
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.
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.