Bowling Green, Missouri Population 2023

3,853

Bowling Green is a city located in Pike County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pike County. With a 2023 population of 3,853, it is the 178th largest city in Missouri and the 7740th largest city in the United States.Bowling Green is currently declining at a rate of -2.87% annually and its population has decreased by -26.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,259 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 1,433 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $55,913 with a poverty rate of 20.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Bowling Green is 34.2 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Bowling Green Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bowling Green was:

  • White: 83.88%
  • Black or African American: 13.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.81%
  • Asian: 0.87%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bowling Green, Missouri is 3,853 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,259.

Bowling Green, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid 2023

Bowling Green Median Age

34.2

Total

33.4

Male

35.3

Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 4,135 adults, (736 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female2,39745.58%
Male2,86254.42%

Bowling Green Population by Age

Bowling Green Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.9

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bowling Green Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.43%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,977

Average Earnings

$32,183

Average Male

$30,313

Average Female

Bowling Green Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bowling Green Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bowling Green Language

98.98% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 1.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.92% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

rate

20.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.41%

Male Poverty Rate

27.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Asian, with 26.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Black, with 1.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.48%.

Bowling Green Poverty

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bowling Green Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bowling Green Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Bowling Green Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bowling Green Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

223

Number of Veterans

215

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

Bowling Green Veterans by War

Bowling Green Veterans by Age

count

Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Bowling Green Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bowling Green Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bowling Green Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

100.38%

Born in Bowling Green

124.36%

Native Born

1.00%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

124.36% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 100.38% having been born in Missouri. 1.00% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Bowling Green Population by Year