Bowling Green, Kentucky Population 2022

75,140
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Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Warren County. With a 2020 population of 75,140, it is the 3rd largest city in Kentucky and the 526th largest city in the United States. Bowling Green is currently growing at a rate of 1.93% annually and its population has increased by 3.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 72,294 in 2020. Spanning over 40 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 1,905 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $61,314 with a poverty rate of 25.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $815 per month, and the median house value is $168,000. 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.

Population Growth

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 Greenwas:

  • White: 72.54%
  • Black or African American: 13.21%
  • Asian: 5.80%
  • Two or more races: 4.51%
  • Other race: 3.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.17%
The current population of Bowling Green, Kentucky is 75,140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 72,294.

Bowling Green, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Bowling Green Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid 2022

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Bowling Green Median Age

27.6


Total

27.7


Male

27.5


Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 56,280 adults, (8,273 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female

36,908

51.53%

Male

34,720

48.47%

Bowling Green Population by Age

Bowling Green Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bowling Green Household Types

39.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bowling Green Households and Families

3.02

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Bowling Green Households by Type

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Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.78%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,321

Average Earnings

$37,764

Average Male

$28,541

Average Female

Bowling Green Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bowling Green Language by Age

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Bowling Green Language

83.11% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 16.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.31% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

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25.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.78%

Male Poverty Rate

27.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Asian, with 41.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.87%.

Bowling Green Poverty

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Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

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Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bowling Green Married by Age and Sex

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Bowling Green Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bowling Green Marital Status by Race

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Bowling Green Marital Status

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3,001

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Bowling Green Veterans by War

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Bowling Green Veterans by Age

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Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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11.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bowling Green Employment by Age

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Bowling Green Employment by Race

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Bowling Green Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.24%

Born in Bowling Green

86.66%

Native Born

13.34%

Foreign Born

9.06%

Non Citizen

4.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.66% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 56.24% having been born in Kentucky. 9.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bowling Green Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Bowling Green Population by Year