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Bowling Green, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Bowling Green is the 4th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 64,902 as of July 1, 2017. Bowling Green ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bowling Green is located at latitude 36.9709 and longitude -86.4385 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bowling Green (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Bowling Green (GNIS ID: 2403903) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bowling Green is located within Bowling Green Division of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bowling Green population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bowling Green: Bowlinggreen.

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Bowling Green, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 64,902
Daytime Population: Workers 61,124
Daytime Population: Residents 34,561
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 95,685
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 58,781
Population in Familes 39,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,121
Population Density2 1,698
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $38,645
Average Household Income $57,077
Per Capita Income $23,457


Total Housing Units 27,837 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,342 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,393 (55.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,102 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $148,154
Average Home Value $190,456


Total Households 25,735
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 13,371
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 1.35% 1.32%
Households 1.5% 1.49%
Families 1.49% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Bowling Green, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bowling Green to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 140 74th
Diversity Index # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 311 43rd
Per Capita Income # 221 59th

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