Bowling Green, KY 42101 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 42101: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Acceptable Alternative
Hadley, KY 42101
Plum Springs, KY 42101
Richardsville, KY 42101

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bowling Grn, KY 42101

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,887
  • Single Family Addresses: 21,745
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 770
  • County: Warren County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.018, Longitude -86.459
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42101 has segments in 3 Counties (Butler, Edmonson, Warren).

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Bowling Green, KY 42101 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,496
Population in Households 54,674
Population in Familes 40,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,822
Population Density1 215
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 21,991
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 13,036
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,408 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,583 (47.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,216 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $118,229
Average Home Value $140,529


Median Household Income $35,737
Average Household Income $46,644
Per Capita Income $17,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.17%
Households 1.25% 1.32%
Families 0.93% 1.11%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bowling Green, KY 42101 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42101 to the other 755 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 128 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 23 97th
Median Household Income # 443 41st
Per Capita Income # 519 31st

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