Bowling Green, Ohio Population 2020

32,350

Bowling Green is a city located in Ohio. With a 2020 population of 32,350, it is the 46th largest city in Ohio and the 1207th largest city in the United States. Bowling Green is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 7.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,028 in 2010. Spanning over 13 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 2,554 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $56,459 with a poverty rate of 33.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $166,200. The median age in Bowling Green is 22.6 years, 22.6 years for males, and 22.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males.

Bowling Green Demographics

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

  • White: 87.06%
  • Black or African American: 6.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.22%
  • Asian: 1.93%
  • Other race: 0.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.13%
The current population of Bowling Green, Ohio is 32,350, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,578.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,028.

Bowling Green, Ohio Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,46187.06%
Black or African American2,0616.53%
Two or More Races1,0173.22%
Asian6081.93%
Some Other Race3100.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.13%

Bowling Green Population Pyramid 2020

Bowling Green Median Age

22.6


Total

22.6


Male

22.7


Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 27,729 adults, (3,111 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

28.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female

16,272

51.59%

Male

15,269

48.41%

Bowling Green Households and Families

Bowling Green Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bowling Green Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
Male42.5%57.5%
All37.6%62.4%
Non Family18.3%81.7%
Female16.4%83.6%

37.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,3142.2437.6
Non Family6,6671.7518.3
Married3,3632.9780.2
Female8092.9616.4
Male4752.7342.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bowling Green Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1671.27%
9th to 12th Grade6094.64%
High School Graduate3,05123.25%
Some College2,51419.16%
Associates Degree1,0047.65%
Bachelors Degree2,92922.32%
Graduate Degree2,84621.69%

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,56010,9485,095
Hispanic657586178
Black408386211
Asian337271185
Multiple Races15315399
Other Race12612614
Native American41367

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 multiple races people with a rate of 64.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,358$38,890$26,680
Less Than High School$24,453$$23,359
High School Grad$21,903$26,456$16,773
Some College$27,646$35,000$21,138
Bachelors Degree$41,484$69,063$33,290
Graduate Degree$49,478$49,132$49,879

$32,358

Average Earnings

$38,890

Average Male

$26,680

Average Female

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Language by Age

Bowling Green Language

93.77% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 6.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Bowling Green Poverty

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,8096,86931.50%
Black1,18372761.45%
Hispanic1,39544932.19%
Asian51123946.77%
Multiple70123132.95%
Other1938946.11%
Islander4343100.00%
Native411229.27%

33.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

32.18%

Male Poverty Rate

34.62%

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 Native, with 29.27% 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 59.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.66%
High School14.64%
Some College13.20%
Bachelors or Greater8.13%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed86.31%
Male Unemployed56.86%
Female Employed38.32%
Male Employed29.94%

Bowling Green Income

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,310$56,459
Families$64,671$84,312
Married Families$79,889-
Non Families$22,452$36,429

Bowling Green Marital Status

Bowling Green Marital Status

Marriage Rates

24.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.8%

Male Marriage Rate

24.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Bowling Green Married by Age and Sex

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

Bowling Green Veterans

997

Number of Veterans

937

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam242
Second Gulf War229
First Gulf War192
World War II90
Korea51
Age Group Veterans
75+265
35 to 54235
65 to 74197
55 to 64160
18 to 34140
Name Veterans % of Total
White9233.82%
Hispanic413.07%
2 or More304.14%
Indian2356.10%
Black211.12%

$Bowling Green Veterans by Education

4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Employment Status

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bowling Green Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.24%

Born in Ohio

95.60%

Native Born

4.40%

Foreign Born

2.75%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.60% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 73.24% having been born in Ohio. 2.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,3503861.21%
201931,9643861.22%
201831,578-246-0.77%
201731,8243861.23%
201631,4381830.59%
201531,255-327-1.04%
201431,582-115-0.36%
201331,697-65-0.20%
201231,7626622.13%
201131,1006132.01%
201030,4878510.28%
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%