Bowling Green, Missouri Population 2021

5,545
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Bowling Green is a city located in Pike County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Pike County. With a 2020 population of 5,545, it is the 123rd largest city in Missouri and the 4487th largest city in the United States . Bowling Green is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 3.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,334 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 2,062 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $55,913 with a poverty rate of 16.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $579 per month, and the median house value is $86,800. The median age in Bowling Green is 34.7 years, 34.7 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Bowling Green Demographics

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

  • White: 78.59%
  • Black or African American: 17.31%
  • Two or more races: 2.21%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Bowling Green, Missouri is 5,545 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,545.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,334.

Bowling Green, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,33578.59%
Black or African American95517.31%
Two or More Races1222.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.85%
Asian420.76%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.27%
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Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid $2021

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Bowling Green Median Age

34.7


Total

34.7


Male

34.6


Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 4,600 adults, (609 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

38.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female

1,976

35.82%

Male

3,540

64.18%

Bowling Green Population by Age

Bowling Green Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bowling Green Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female34%66%
Non Family46.5%53.5%
All54.1%45.9%
Male62.9%37.1%
Married73.6%26.4%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bowling Green Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4412.2954.1
Non Family6811.2246.5
Married4403.3273.6
Female2153.234
Male1053.0262.9

3.14

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Bowling Green Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1664.08%
9th to 12th Grade61014.98%
High School Graduate2,07751.02%
Some College55413.61%
Associates Degree2014.94%
Bachelors Degree3648.94%
Graduate Degree992.43%
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Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,0752,563372
Black78758268
Hispanic907917
Native American4120
2+ Races3815
Asian25256
Islander1511

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 24.00%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,276$21,458$30,502
Less Than 9th Grade$$$18,889
High School Graduate$21,994$22,024$19,978
Some College$28,869$15,469$32,431
Bachelors Degree$37,176$37,083$37,222
Graduate Degree$$$24,559

$26,276

Average Earnings

$21,458

Average Male

$30,502

Average Female

Bowling Green Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bowling Green Language by Age

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Bowling Green Language

98.30% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 1.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,83252518.54%
Black295206.78%
Multiple871314.94%
Asian19526.32%

16.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.31%

Male Poverty Rate

19.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Asian, with 26.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Black, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.17%.

Bowling Green Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.60%
High School17.18%
Some College11.59%
Bachelors or Greater1.68%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed9.83%
Female Unemployed9.52%
Male Employed6.02%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,125$55,913
Families$58,147$74,607
Married Families$75,000-
Non Families$30,104$32,624
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Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

22.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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

Bowling Green Marital Status by Race

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Bowling Green Marital Status

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304

Number of Veterans

297

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam92
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War53
Korea14
World War II8

Bowling Green Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5494
55 to 6491
75+48
65 to 7446
18 to 3425

Bowling Green Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2276.47%
Black545.74%
2+ Races1429.17%
Native American919.15%

Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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35.9%

Labor Force Participation

32.5%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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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76.32%

Born in Bowling Green

99.00%

Native Born

1.00%

Foreign Born

1.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.00% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 76.32% 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 Latin America.

Bowling Green Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,545-20-0.36%
20205,565-20-0.36%
20195,585-20-0.36%
20185,605841.52%
20175,521170.31%
20165,5041212.25%
20155,383-87-1.59%
20145,47060.11%
20135,464190.35%
20125,445-20-0.37%
20115,4651532.88%
20105,3122,0525.00%
20003,2602840.92%
19902,976-46-0.15%
19803,022860.29%
19702,9362861.03%
19602,6500.00%

Bowling Green Population by Year