Bowling Green, Ohio Population 2022

31,357
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Bowling Green is a city located in Wood County Ohio. Bowling Green has a 2020 population of 31,357. It is also the county seat of Wood County. Bowling Green is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually but its population has increased by 2.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,485 in 2010.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $56,926 with a poverty rate of 32.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $168,000. The median age in Bowling Green is 22.7 years, 22.8 years for males, and 22.5 years for females.

Bowling Green Demographics

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

  • White: 86.91%
  • Black or African American: 6.36%
  • Two or more races: 3.63%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Bowling Green, Ohio is 31,357 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,357.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,485.

Bowling Green, Ohio Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,39986.91%
Black or African American2,0066.36%
Two or More Races1,1453.63%
Asian5471.74%
Some Other Race3181.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native710.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.13%
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Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid $2022

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Bowling Green Median Age

22.7


Total

22.8


Male

22.5


Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 27,727 adults, (3,217 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female

16,510

52.37%

Male

15,016

47.63%

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
Female15.6%84.4%
Non Family18.8%81.2%
All37.1%62.9%
Male44%56%
Married83.5%16.5%

37.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bowling Green Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3742.2437.1
Non Family6,9431.7718.8
Married3,0992.9383.5
Female9253.1415.6
Male4072.844

2.88

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Bowling Green Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1551.16%
9th to 12th Grade4903.68%
High School Graduate3,18223.87%
Some College2,72420.43%
Associates Degree9537.15%
Bachelors Degree3,20324.02%
Graduate Degree2,62519.69%
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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
White11,63911,1555,066
Hispanic762668237
Black414404252
Asian305263158
2+ Races205196126
Other Race13513512
Native American716523

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 61.46%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,094$37,972$26,463
Less Than 9th Grade$22,279$$22,243
High School Graduate$22,730$28,407$17,134
Some College$26,353$35,698$18,000
Bachelors Degree$42,808$60,486$36,278
Graduate Degree$48,831$47,308$49,720

$32,094

Average Earnings

$37,972

Average Male

$26,463

Average Female

Bowling Green Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bowling Green Language by Age

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Bowling Green Language

94.28% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 5.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.23% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,7216,76231.13%
Black1,30065650.46%
Hispanic1,49258839.41%
Multiple86033038.37%
Asian42516438.59%
Other65NaN%
Native714664.79%
Islander4040100.00%

32.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.52%

Male Poverty Rate

34.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Multiple, with 38.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 58.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.98%.

Bowling Green Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.16%
High School15.41%
Some College14.17%
Bachelors or Greater9.37%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed80.79%
Male Unemployed49.80%
Female Employed37.65%
Male Employed29.52%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,346$56,926
Families$66,603$83,502
Married Families$84,514-
Non Families$24,906$39,217
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Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

24.3%

Male Marriage Rate

21.8%

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 55-64.

Bowling Green Marital Status by Race

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Bowling Green Marital Status

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978

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam247
Second Gulf War207
First Gulf War192
World War II62
Korea52

Bowling Green Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54250
75+239
65 to 74200
55 to 64164
18 to 34125

Bowling Green Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9233.81%
Hispanic453.13%
2+ Races324.10%
Black120.66%
Native American1115.49%

Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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5.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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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72.63%

Born in Bowling Green

96.26%

Native Born

3.74%

Foreign Born

2.57%

Non Citizen

1.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.26% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 72.63% having been born in Ohio. 2.57% 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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202231,357-49-0.16%
202131,406-49-0.16%
202031,455-49-0.16%
201931,504-49-0.16%
201831,553-274-0.86%
201731,8273781.20%
201631,4491830.59%
201531,266-326-1.03%
201431,592-117-0.37%
201331,709-59-0.19%
201231,7686622.13%
201131,1066212.04%
201030,4858490.28%
200029,6361,4600.51%
199028,1762,4480.91%
198025,7283,9681.69%
197021,7608,1864.83%
196013,5741,5691.24%
195012,0054,8155.26%
19407,1905020.73%
19306,6889001.46%
19205,7885661.03%
19105,2221550.30%
19005,0671,6003.87%
18903,4670.00%

Bowling Green Population by Year