Bowling Green, Virginia Population 2024

1,244

Bowling Green is a city located in Caroline County and Spotsylvania County Virginia. Bowling Green has a 2024 population of 1,244. It is also the county seat of Caroline County. Bowling Green is currently growing at a rate of 1.55% annually and its population has increased by 6.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,168 in 2020.

The average household income in Bowling Green is $81,110 with a poverty rate of 9.81%. The median age in Bowling Green is 42.3 years: 40.6 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Bowling Green Demographics

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

  • White: 75.29%
  • Black or African American: 14.11%
  • Two or more races: 7.15%
  • Other race: 2.15%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
775.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.51% (76)
The current population of Bowling Green, Virginia is 1,244 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,168.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,15875.29%
Black or African American21714.11%
Two or more races1107.15%
Other race332.15%
Native American140.91%
Asian60.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bowling Green Population by Race

Bowling Green Population Pyramid 2024

Bowling Green Median Age

42.3

Total

40.6

Male

42.6

Female

Bowling Green Adults

There are 1,183 adults, (427 of whom are seniors) in Bowling Green.

Bowling Green Age Dependency

103.4

Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Bowling Green Sex Ratio

Female86556.24%
Male67343.76%

Bowling Green Population by Age

Bowling Green Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5962.3764.635.4
Married2733.2684.615.4
Non Family2401.1943.856.3
Female732.5657.542.5
Male105.27030

3.07

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bowling Green Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade928.27%
Associates Degree565.04%
Bachelors Degree14513.04%
Graduate Degree726.47%
High School Graduate47342.54%
Less Than 9th Grade726.47%
Some College20218.17%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White793693203
Black1671360
2+ Races89896
Other Race3300
Native American14140
Hispanic10102
Asian666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Bowling Green Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$79,167$83,750$0
Graduate Degree$66,250$0$65,625
High School Graduate$53,676$49,271$54,191
Less Than 9th Grade$0$73,438$2,499
Overall$48,571$59,107$36,583
Some College$41,364$43,583$35,694

$48,571

Average Earnings

$59,107

Average Male

$36,583

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

98.43% of Bowling Green residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Bowling Green Language

Bowling Green Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2007537.5%
White1,045595.65%
Multiple11054.55%

9.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.79%

Male Poverty Rate

9.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bowling Green

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Black, with 37.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bowling Green is Multiple, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.09%.

Bowling Green Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.43%
Some College13.11%
High School8.61%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.1%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed56%
Female Employed6.69%

Bowling Green Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bowling Green Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$89,437$101,081
Households$69,167$81,110
Married Families$92,188$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,125$48,407

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bowling Green Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

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 45-54, 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

97

Number of Veterans

87

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam42
Second Gulf War28
First Gulf War23
Korea9
World War II0

Bowling Green Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+35
35 to 5426
65 to 7420
18 to 3412
55 to 644

Bowling Green Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9010.66%
Black42.05%
Asian350%

Bowling Green Veterans by Race

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bowling Green Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

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

70.42%

Born in Bowling Green

96.75%

Native Born

3.25%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

2.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.75% of Bowling Green residents were born in the United States, with 70.42% having been born in Virginia. 0.26% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,339191.44%
20281,320191.46%
20271,301191.48%
20261,282191.5%
20251,263191.53%
20241,244191.55%
20231,225252.08%
20221,200171.44%
20211,183151.28%
20201,168-12-1.02%
20191,180-1-0.08%
20181,181110.94%
20171,170110.95%
20161,15930.26%
20151,15650.43%
20141,151161.41%
20131,135110.98%
20121,124100.9%
20111,11410.09%
20101,11300%

Bowling Green Population by Year