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, 2017)


Total Population 62,112
Daytime Population: Workers 38,518
Daytime Population: Residents 32,954
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 71,472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 56,283
Population in Familes 41,172
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,829
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $37,759
Average Household Income $49,000
Per Capita Income $18,834


Total Housing Units 24,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,908 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,838 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,149 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $121,230
Average Home Value $144,616


Total Households 22,746
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 13,467
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.28% 1.3%
Households 1.46% 1.47%
Families 1.18% 1.3%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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

The table below compares 42101 to the other 756 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 130 83rd
Diversity Index # 23 97th
Median Household Income # 404 47th
Per Capita Income # 506 33rd

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