Bowling Green, Virginia Population 2021

1,171
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Bowling Green is a city located in Caroline County Virginia. It is also the county seat of Caroline County. With a 2020 population of 1,171, it is the 128th largest city in Virginia and the 9681st largest city in the United States . Bowling Green is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually but its population has increased by 5.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,111 in 2010. Bowling Green reached it's highest population of 1,177 in 2018. Spanning over 2 miles, Bowling Green has a population density of 730 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $67,156 with a poverty rate of 9.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $934 per month, and the median house value is $235,700. The median age in Bowling Green is 46.4 years, 44.2 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Bowling Green Demographics

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

  • White: 73.98%
  • Black or African American: 20.42%
  • Other race: 3.52%
  • Two or more races: 1.52%
  • Asian: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bowling Green, Virginia is 1,171 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,177.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,111.

Bowling Green, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92473.98%
Black or African American25520.42%
Some Other Race443.52%
Two or More Races191.52%
Asian40.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.24%
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Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid $2021

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Bowling Green Median Age

46.4


Total

44.2


Male

49.1


Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 989 adults, (309 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female

691

55.32%

Male

558

44.68%

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
Married77.5%22.5%
All50.1%49.9%
Male42.9%57.1%
Female40.9%59.1%
Non Family28%72%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bowling Green Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5072.2250.1
Non Family2431.1728
Married2133.277.5
Female443.2540.9
Male72.7142.9

3.15

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Bowling Green Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade697.35%
9th to 12th Grade889.37%
High School Graduate34536.74%
Some College22023.43%
Associates Degree505.32%
Bachelors Degree10010.65%
Graduate Degree677.14%
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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
White693597140
Black1641407
Other Race4474
Hispanic202012
2+ Races15154
Asian444
Native American33

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,417$47,589$30,368
Less Than 9th Grade$$65,893$
High School Graduate$27,961$30,375$24,500
Some College$32,500$55,417$28,864
Bachelors Degree$58,472$73,125$42,375
Graduate Degree$56,875$54,375$57,083

$35,417

Average Earnings

$47,589

Average Male

$30,368

Average Female

Bowling Green Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bowling Green Language by Age

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Bowling Green Language

96.33% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 3.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.41% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White806617.57%
Black2394719.67%

9.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.21%

Male Poverty Rate

11.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Black, with 19.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is White, with 7.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.76%.

Bowling Green Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.94%
High School15.00%
Some College2.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.45%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed3.68%
Male Employed1.61%
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$57,250$67,156
Families$78,750$92,496
Married Families$80,673-
Non Families$31,536$37,266
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Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

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 35-44, 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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127

Number of Veterans

115

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War41
Second Gulf War38
Korea25
Vietnam25
World War II

Bowling Green Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5444
75+34
55 to 6429
65 to 7410
18 to 3410

Bowling Green Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11916.08%
Asian4100.00%
Black42.19%

Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

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57%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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66.05%

Born in Bowling Green

94.88%

Native Born

5.12%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

4.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.88% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 66.05% having been born in Virginia. 0.48% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,171-2-0.17%
20201,173-2-0.17%
20191,175-2-0.17%
20181,177110.94%
20171,166100.87%
20161,15660.52%
20151,15030.26%
20141,147181.59%
20131,12980.71%
20121,121100.90%
20111,111-1-0.09%
20101,1120.00%

Bowling Green Population by Year